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MCM African Music and Dance Ensemble 1 (MUSI10021)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUSI10021
Summer Term
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces BMus students to music and dance in West Africa. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform traditional rhythmic patterns using drums, bells, and their bodies; students also have the opportunity to learn traditional dance steps.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • perform basic rhythmic patterns in West African traditional music and dance;
  • work cooperatively as a dancer and instrumentalist in a West African percussion ensemble;
  • demonstrate basic competency as a performer of music and dance traditions from West Africa.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • an openness to new ideas about music;
  • the ability to work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
  • the capacity to think critically and independently as a musician;
  • an informed understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Last updated: 3 April 2019