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West African Drumming

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM (EDT) - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ages 14-99 · Co-Ed
BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive GermantownMD  20874
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM (EDT) - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ages 14-99 · Co-Ed
BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive GermantownMD  20874

West African Drumming

Sep 13 - Nov 01 (Wednesday)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ages 14-99 · Co-Ed

BlackRock Center for the Arts

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Meeting Dates

From Sep 13, 2017 to Nov 01, 2017

Each Wednesday from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

About This Activity

Description

This class is presented through a partnership with Soul in Motion Players, Inc.
Learn to play West African drum rhythms from Guniea and Senegal along with folklore songs in this fun and exciting class. Students will review basic hand technique with emphasis on the 3 basic tones: slap, open, and bass. Students will also have chance to learn the basic stick technique for playing the following drums: djundjun, songba, and kenkeni. The class will discuss the meaning of each rhythm learned and how it is traditionally performed in Africa. Students should bring their own djembes and dunduns drums if possible, however a minimum number of drums will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at each class.

This session of West African Drumming is a full 8 week course. There is no drop-in option for this class.

Age Category

Teen/Adult

Location

Studio Theater at BlackRock Center for the Arts

Instructor

Michael Friend

Organizer Info

  • Germantown Cultural Arts Center d/b/a BlackRock Center for the Arts

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