African Dance Ensemble

African Music and Dance Performance (MUSC 0244) introduces students to various East African music and dance traditions.

As an ensemble, the class will learn unique dances and master instruments such as thumb-pianos, xylophones, tube-fiddles, bow-harps, shakers, gourds, bells, and drums. The semester-long course will involve regular ensemble rehearsals, culminating in an end-of-term concert. 

The class offers a rich, hands-on experience to students with or without a musical background. Enrolled students obtain one (1) credit.

Past Performances

Uganda Dance Medley, Spring 2023

Emaali,” Spring 2023

Zoogedde,” Spring 2023

More performances

Fall Semester 2023

Meeting Times

Monday and Wednesday, 8:40 - 10:35 a.m.
Mahaney Arts Center, Room 221


For further information about the Ensemble, please contact Dr. Damascus Kafumbe at