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West African Rythyms for Jembe, Dunun or Any Percussion Instrument
An introduction to ryhyms and instruments of west Africa and the Caribbean, including jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon (box drum), etc. Basic geography, instrumental technique and musical terms will be covered.
An introduction to the music and instruments of West Africa and the Caribbean diaspora. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the people, history, cultures, and music of West Africa. Have fun while studying instrumental technique in a traditional rhythm. Call and response, careful listening and communication skills will be emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to listen and watch and also demonstrate themselves. introspection, connection and questions will be...
This class is taught in English.
To recognize and identify traditional drum rythyms, to play along with good technique, and to be able to discuss the music intelligently.
20 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, in multiple countries, and in multiple languages. Extensive travel and study with several Master musicians and artists in the Americas, Carribean Islands and West African Countries. Featured performer at the Abene Festival des Artes in Casamance, Senegal, Accompanist at the Joe Koli memorial dance conference at the Monument of African Renaissance in Dakar, Senegal. Featured performer at the Chicago Cultural Center, Texas Democratic convention, 2020 cultural performer nominee to the 2020 Dubai World Expo. 10+ years teaching with Columbia college Chicago, the old town school of folk music, Urban Gateways Chicago, Chicago Public schools.
playable percussion instrument, preferably a jembe or hand drum( bongos, congas, cajon, etc,), AND/OR a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad, or any kind of drum.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Mamady Keita, recorded works ( audio, video, books); Famoudou Konate collected works, traditional repertoire of Mandeng West Africa
Meet the teacher
Hello! I play and teach traditional music of West Africa, the Caribbean and Americas for percussion ( jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon, drumset) and string instruments ( guitar, banjo, ukelele, mandolin) . I have over 20 years experience...
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Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
3-9 learners per class