Hand Druming for Beginners
August 12 - September 9, 2009
For thousands of years, the drum has provided people with a powerful basic tool to communicate, express themselves, form community, and profoundly integrate the senses. Our introduction to the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Guinea, Haiti, Mali, Senegal, and Trinidad will allow us to experience the healing power of the drum and express our own voices. Learn traditional rhythms for the djembe, conga, and ashiko drums " please try to bring one of these to class (while other drums can be used, they may not be as well suited). Rental drums may be available from the instructor at 781-316-8068. A $5 materials fee, payable to the instructor, will cover the cost of the workbook and all written materials. Limited to 20. Course located at 357 Huron Avenue in Cambridge.