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Free African Drumming Workshops: Djembe, Marimba and North African Tabla

Date(s) - 02/07/2023 - 02/09/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Free African Drumming Workshops: Djembe, Marimba and North African Tabla

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Free African Drumming Workshops for Adults and Young Adults

in association with After School Drum Camp and honoring Black History Month

funded by Englewood Christian Church, Yakima Rotary and the George Roulston Memorial Fund


February 7, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Egyptian Tabla/Doumbek with Susu Pampanin

We will cover a variety of rhythms commonly used in North African popular and folkloric traditions which may include Algerian, Tunisian, Moroccan, Libyan and Egyptian. No experience is required. We will warm up, learn basic technique for creating clear sounds, do drills and end with a rhythmic journey through parts of North Africa.

February 8, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Marimba with Sheree Seretse

Come experience the music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe through learning a song on the Marimba. Marimbas are essentially xylophones with wooden keys. The instruments range from approximately three feet in length to over five feet in height.

“If you use your eyes, ears and hands, you can play the marimba”. No experience necessary! The ensemble format is conducive for beautiful interactive polyrhythmic and polyphonic sounds. COME JOIN THE FUN!

February 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Djembe with Afua Kouyate’. “West African Drumming, Song and Dance”



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