West African Drumming Class on Thurs. December 3, 10, & 17th, 3 - 4:30pm
West African Drum Class, All Levels Welcome!
The Djembe is a West African drum that has become very popular at the drum circles. In this class, you will learn basic skills, how to find your place in the rhythm, some easy to remember patterns as well as African polyrhythms that will enhance your experience drumming with a group. Drumming is a great stress reliever. It also boosts your immune system, keeps your brain sharp, and may cause you to smile.
I've been playing the djembe for 10 years and teaching beginners for 6 years.
If you do not have a djembe I would suggest one with at least a 12 inch head, and 21-24 inches tall. Those from Africa are typically goat skin and rope tuned, however you can also find synthetic heads that are more lightweight and won't be affected by humidity.
Rhythm Inlet in Nokomis has djembes you can see and try. They are very knowledgeable and it's always good to support local small businesses.
If you buy online I would try:
If you have any questions please post them here, message me or send me an email DrumEnglewood@gmail.com