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Beginner West African Drumming

Tuesday, December 17     07:00 PM

Penticton Recreation Centre - Rm 4, 325 Power St, Penticton, BC., Penticton Locate on the map

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• Learn to play traditional West African rhythms on the djembe (a goblet-shaped hand drum).
•This introductory series is aimed at complete beginners. It will teach you how to play the three basic sounds, develop a sense of rhythm, and play authentic West African rhythms in a group setting. Later in the series, dunduns (bass drums played with a stick) may be introduced to complete the musical ensemble.
•Next session:
Nov 5 - Dec 17 (Seven Lessons)
•Time: Tuesday evenings: 7-8 pm
•Location: Penticton Recreation Centre, 325 Power St in Meeting Room 4
•Loaner djembes are available for the first ten registrants. Participants are welcome to bring their own djembe* as well (please let staff know when you register so that the loaner drum can be assigned to someone else).
*djembes only please; other types of hand drums are not suitable
•Instructor: Drew Makepeace.
•For more info contact Penticton Rec Centre at 250-490-2426, or in person at the front desk. See page 62 of the Recreation Guide

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