West African Drumming Workshop
Sekou Sylla of Guinea, West Africa, teaches students some basic poly-rhythmic drumming styles and techniques used to play the main African percussion instruments: the djembe, djun djun, songban, kenkeni, log drum and African-inspired drums from the Caribbean and Brazil. They will also learn the cultural background and traditions associated with the instruments and the role of each drum within associated musical tradition.
Remote Learning Adaptation: In lieu of hand drums, students can use a pot, pan, box, (including oatmeal box), large can, bucket, plastic bottle, desk or table top, spoon, stick, or of course, any type of percussion instrument on hand.
Participant Limit: 25 Students
Curriculum Connection: African-American Studies, Multicultural Studies, Music, Physical Education, History and Social Sciences
Remote Stand Along Workshop: $200
Pricing: $175 per workshop (with one artist)
Travel Fee: $100
Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts