African Rhythms for Drum Set
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILPD-355
This course is a practical application of traditional African rhythms and their application to drum set performance and their use in contemporary Afro-pop music. This course will examine many of the commonly used rhythmic concepts, metric meters, and an analysis of important Afro-pop artists such as Salif Keita (Mali), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Ang'elique Kidjo (Benin), King Sunny Ad'e (Nigeria), and Tabu Ley Rochereau (Zaire).
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Required of: None
Electable by: Drum set, total percussion, and hand percussion principals