African Percussion Ensemble - Intermediate

African Percussion Ensemble - Intermediate

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 8.15pm

This is a 6 week course running on Wednesday evenings.

Rhythm is highly important to life in rural Africa, it breaks up the mundane tasks of the day such as pounding grain and turns it into a rhythmic adventure. All stages of life are accompanied by drumming in certain areas of West Africa. Births, , coming of age, planting, harvesting, marriage…. All have their specific rhythms.

Intermediate – Attending African drumming workshops or playing regularly for six months or more. This workshop will focus, on traditional rhythms, techniques, solos and arrangements. Participants can play djembe and/or dunun. We will also explain some common methods of notating rythms and students can record all parts.
Time – 8.15 – 9.30pm Cost – 90 euro (80 with own djembe).
Max 12 participants, minimum 8.

Drums are provided, but please bring your own if you have one.

Time – 8.15 – 9.45pm Cost – 90 euro

Max 12 participants, minimum 8.


Published on 5 March 2018

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