|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
This one-semester course in the musical traditions of Mande (Maninka and Mandinka) peoples of western Africa consists of three separate ensembles: jembe and dundun drums, balafons (xylophones), and guitars. Kora (harp) will be taught on a limited basis. Students will also learn about the culture in which the music lives through readings, recordings, and video viewings. Audition and permission of instructor are required at the first class. The ensemble will present public performances.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Charry, A GUIDE TO THE JEMBE
Charry, THE GRAND MANDE GUITAR TRADITION... Others to be announced
|Examination and Assignments: |
To be announced.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance is required. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
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