Mande Music Ensemble
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. The ensemble will present public performances.