West African Drumming

Single Semester Course

This is a beginner djembe and dunun drum class. The djembe (pronounced jem-bay) and dununs are traditional West African drums. We will learn multiple 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 of the rhythms and the people who played them. Our primary focus will be drumming and the joy of connecting through rhythm.  No previous experience is needed.