The Music of West Africa Ensemble (listed in the schedule as the Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble: Ethnomusicology 91/161E) performs the music and dances of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The course concentrates on the main components of African music: drum patterns, songs, and dances. The ensemble produces complex polyphonic textures on a variety of drums, bells and rattles to accompany dramatic and entertaining social dances.

Francis Awe, director


Map of West Africa



For information on the history of this ensemble click Ensemble History: Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble.

Share this!

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

© MMIX-MMXIIII UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. All Rights Reserved.