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Kerfala Bangoura

Adjunct Faculty

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director of African Percussion Ensemble

Kerfala Bangoura

Adjunct Faculty

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Director of African Percussion Ensemble

Currently Teaching

FNRT-253
1 Credits
The RIT West African Percussion Ensemble is a hands-on course, in which students explore the dynamic percussive traditions of Guinea. The ensemble combines the djembe hand drum with a trio of drums played with sticks, known as dunun, sangban, and kenkeni. The multi-part relationships established by this trio of drums provide a rhythmic foundation for the ensemble, enabling djembe players to develop technique in executing both accompaniment and solo parts. Enrollment is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff, regardless of musical proficiency. Developing cooperation and teamwork is a necessary outcome of participation in this ensemble.
PRFN-342
3 Credits
This course focuses on the significance of African dance and movement intertwined in historical, cultural, and social contexts. Students will actively experience, analyze, and participate in the study of dance from various regions of Africa. Students will explore how African dance offers a different perspective of movement compared to a more western focus.