The West African drum set: applying Mande Djembé traditions to the modern drum set

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adam M. Snow (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Dennis AsKew

Abstract: The goblet shaped hand drum from West Africa called djembé has seen significant growth in performance and education settings outside of Africa over the past several decades. As a result, many non-African percussion students are being exposed to rhythms and concepts from djembé traditions of the Mande people found in the present-day countries of Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. Simultaneously, many of these students are cultivating skill sets, such as four-way coordination, that apply to drum set and multiple percussion compositions. Through a look at the history and development of the Western drum set and at the increasing presence of the djembé in the West, a synthesis will be drawn between the two instruments. Individual chapters will place focus on: (a) the resources available for applying other folkloric percussion ensemble traditions to the drum set, (b) the historic developments, musically and structurally, of the drum set that have led to the current state of the instrument, (c) the legacy of djembé traditions in the West, focused primarily on Europe and North America, and (d) the culmination of applying traditional djembé ensemble rhythms to the modern drum set through several composite adaptations. Chapter four will include embedded videos demonstrating the rhythms of the final focus area.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
Djembé, Drumming, Drum Set, Percussion, West African
Subjects
Drum set $z United States
Drum set $z Africa, West
Djembe

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