African Drumming Ensemble

African percussion instruments

Music 2208.20 / 7780.20 (1 credit)

(African Performing Ensemble)

Instructor: Jason Buchea

Prerequisites: Open to non-majors. No previous musical experience required.

Offered Spring 2023
Afternoon and evening sections available.
Tuesdays 12:40–1:35 and 6:30–7:25 p.m.

Refer to the Course Catalog for semesters offered and delivery mode.


A great opportunity to meet people and build community, while immersing yourself in African culture through hands-on engagement with its various drumming traditions.

All levels welcome. No prior experience required.

Jason Buchea

Jason Buchea has led college-level African drumming ensembles for more than a decade. He has lived in Senegal, where he currently researches local drumming traditions. He is a longtime collaborator of tama virtuoso Massamba Diop, the lead percussionist for Afropop singer Baaba Maal, and main drummer in the Black Panther films. Jason is currently Music Director for Diop's role as “Talking Drum Soloist” on the touring live-to-picture show Black Panther In Concert.