Kafolike Drum Classes/Levels

Kafolike School of Percussion class/levels
 

Kafolike offers 3 levels of progression. Kafolike 101, 102 and Teacher Certification.

Kafolike 101 

40 credit(s)

Course Chair: Sekou Conde

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Course Code: KFS101

Location: Chicago and Kansas City Branches

In this course, students study the basic history, technique, folklore, 9 traditional rhythms, 4 created rhythms by Sekou Conde and properties of the djembe orchestra (djembe, dundunba, sangba and kenkeni). Students are graded on writing assignments, weekly homework, technique and rhythm progress, musical arranging and final exams. It is recommended that KFS-101 be taken prior to enrolling in KFS-102.

 

Kafolike 102

40 credit(s)

Course Chair: Sekou Conde

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Course Code: KFS102

Location: Chicago ONLY! (Until further notice)

In this course, students study the Intermediate and advanced history of the Malinke people and musical cultures of West Africa, solo patterns, technique, folklore, 13 traditional rhythms and properties of the djembe orchestra (djembe, dundunba, sangba and kenkeni). Students are graded on advanced writing assignments, weekly homework, technique and rhythm progress, musical arranging and final exams. It is recommended that KFS-102 be taken prior to enrolling in Teacher Certification.

Kafolike Certification

The purpose of getting a Kafolike Teacher Certificate is to make certain that the teacher has knowledge of and understands the principles of 39 rhythms and its internalized functions. The certification process tests the educator’s knowledge and professional readiness to teach under the Kafolike curriculum. Generally, a Kafolike teacher will study with and assist the senior Professor for a period of time to become ready to either open their own school or become the official Assistant/Co-Professor of a school.

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