African Rhythms for Drum Set

ILPD-355
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
Overall ensemble rating 3
Electable by: 
All percussion principals
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

This course is a practical application of traditional African rhythms, their direct adaptation to the drum set and their use in contemporary Afro-pop music. It will examine and analysis many of the popular rhythmic concepts, metric meters, and styles of important Afro-Pop artists such as; Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Angélique Kidjo, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, King Sunny Adé, and Richard Bona.

Department: 
PERC
Course chair: 
John Ramsay
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