Department of Music

World Beat Ensemble

Director, Morris Palter
Graduate TA, Kaylee Bonatakis, Ensemble Director
Office: Music Department, 316
Phone: 474-5621

The World Beat Ensemble is a hand drumming group that performs music of West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, as well as original compositions. The aim of the course is to build skills in hand drumming technique, rhythm, and familiarity with various stylistic traits of drumming from around the world. The ensemble rehearses once a week, and performs regularly in the Fairbanks area. Enrollment in the ensemble is open to advanced and beginning players, both degree and non-degree seeking.