Fundamentals of Drumming I

Single Semester Course

This is a beginner to intermediate djembe and dunun drum class. The djembe (pronounced jem-bay) and dununs are traditional West African drums. We will learn 4 -6 rhythms, focusing on the elements of each pattern.  We will explore the origins and uses of each rhythm as well as the history and culture.  Our primary focus will be West African drumming, the wellness benefits of drumming and the joy of connecting through rhythm.  No previous experience is needed.