WD060 - Rhythms of West Africa

with Sidi Mohamed 'Joh' Camara
Description Come experience the drumming traditions of Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. African drumming is a healing science and art form that speaks to the culture of Africa. Students will learn rhythmic patterns, hand/stick coordination, and the musical tones of the djembe and dundun drums. Both drums are made of wood, animal skin, string, and metal rings. The djembe is played with hands and the dundun is played with sticks. Each class will include a drum warm-up, history about rhythm, breakdown of hand/stick pattern and coordination, and a high-energy practice. Students will also learn the song associated to each rhythm. Other traditional African instruments [talking drum, bell] will be introduced.
Category World Music
Class Level All Levels
Class Type Ongoing
Age Type All Ages
Age Range
Notes: Lesson prices include drum usage fees ($3/class to cover the cost of maintenance). If you have a drum (djembe or dundun), your fee may be waived. If the skin breaks, students are required to pay for the skin, which is usually $30.00-$40.00.

Available Sessions:
12:00 am 12:00 am