All-Levels African Drum 5 Week Course


Have you ever wanted to take an African drum class, but felt just a little bit intimidated? Well now is your chance to learn about the vibrant poly-rhythms of Guinea, West Africa in a non-threatening atmosphere that is fun, encouraging, and inspirational for beginning and experienced drummers alike!

Join Alseny Yansane, dynamic teacher & fourteen year performing artist with world renowned Ballets Africains of Guinea as he offers a drum classes that will teach all the basics for learning the West African poly-rhythmic orchestra including Djembe accompaniment parts, musical signals and arrangements, solo phrases and bass drum and bell parts. Andrea and Papa Yansane will be assisting in the class to help Alseny demonstrate how the different drum parts line up to best model how they fit together musically. Click here for photos of previous Drum Courses!

Tuesdays April 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7
5:30-7:00 pm
Location: disclosed upon registration - 5 minutes from downtown Eugene

$75 for pre-paid 5 week course (7.5 hours of instruction)
$60 students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course (7.5 hours of instruction)

*Early Bird Discount-Register by Friday, March 22!
$70 for pre-paid 5 week course
$55 for students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course 

To register call Andrea @ 541.731.1278 or email Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org 

SOME CLASS OUTCOMES:
* improved hand position, posture and sound quality
*enhanced speed, endurance, manual dexterity
* increased ability to focus on specific drum parts
* capacity to hold steady while drumming in a poly-rhythmic group setting
* deeper understanding of the wealth and diversity of West African cultural arts
* relaxation, enjoyment & self-expression