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 polyrhythms 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 course 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 Dundun 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. Drums are available for class use!

* 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

Thursdays Sept 26 & Oct 3, 7, 10, 17 & 24
5:30-7:00 pm
3161 Coraly Ave-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 5:30 pm Tuesday, Sept 17!
$70 for pre-paid 5 week course
$55 for students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course 
Register here!


mail check to WACAI
PO Box 12279
Eugene, OR 97440

For student registration or a combination of adult and student registration mail payment to PO Box instead of using the Eventbrite online payment system.

For more info call Andrea @ 541.731.1278 or email 

Click here for photos of previous Drum Courses!