Drums, Culture, & New World Rhythmatism
 Sundays,11:00-1:50 at CSN, Henderson


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Anth 217 is experiential education. It is designed to create holistic learning opportunities through engagement in challenging and rewarding activities.

This course combines active participation with lecture, discussion, multimedia, reading, and writing to explore the fascinating connections between rhythm and culture.

Like Anthropology 204, Drums, Culture, and New World Rhythmatism provides extraordinary insight into the role of ritual and art in culture. Throughout the semester, we will be looking at a variety of examples in which rhythm is essential to the cultural process. Our experiences learning and playing together will further inform our interpretations of these cross-cultural activities.

If you are new to the world of rhythm, this course provides a map of the wide territory before you. It also offers the tools to pursue further studies within traditional cultural styles.

The experiential component of the course is based in a practice known as New World Rhythmatism (NWR). No experience is required in order to participate.  In spite of what you may have been told, everyone has rhythm.  If you can practice, you can play too.