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Mensah, Sowah

African Music Ensemble
Office
Brady Educational Center, LL05A
Phone
(651) 962-5870
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5870
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Graduate Music, LOR 103
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. In addtion, he is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Sowah is the director of Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble in the Twin Cities and a member of Speaking in Tongues, a four-piece group based out of the Twin Cities that uses two percussionists, a bassist and a Chinese pipa player.

Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer, and master drummer from Ghana. He has directed African music ensembles and taught in colleges both in Africa and the United States. He currently teaches at Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 671 - 01 African Music Ensemble M T W R F - - 0900 - 1400 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1400

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

30113 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sowah Mensah

Study of traditional African music (Ghanian culture) through music performance. Performance of chants, songs, music for social & festive occasions and other vocal and instrumental examples selected from a variety of styles. All instruments provided, except flute.

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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
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