Drumming Styles of Ghana
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - ILPH-351
An intensive study of West African drumming styles from the Ewe, Ga, and Dagbamba people of Ghana, West Africa. This course will emphasize three areas of performance techniques: straight stick, curved stick, and hand drumming styles. Repertoire studied will include agbekor, kpanlogo, and damba. Teaching methods will incorporate call-and-response formats, videos, and transcriptions. Authentic instruments will be provided.
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Required of: Hand percussion principals
Electable by: All percussion principals