Djembe Class for Beginners w/ Bhakti Larry Hough

In this beginners djembe course, students will learn the basics of playing the West African djembe drum. Also, students will learn the history and origins of the djembe, its importance in West African culture, and its popularity around the world. This four-week course will consist of four weekly one-hour classes at cost of $20 per class or $75 for the four weeks if paid in full at the beginning of the course. **We only have room for 5 students, unless you have your own drum.**

•       Origin
•       Role in West African culture
•       How the drums are made
•       The three basic tones played on the djembe and how to play them
•       West African rhythms, their meaning, and how to play them
•       How to create their own rhythms
•       Playing with a group and soloing
•       Playing for recreation, relaxation, healing (meditation, yoga, and drum circles).

Times/Dates of Classes: Thursdays 7-8pm, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, & 2/15


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