All-Levels Drum Course-A 5 Week Journey into the Magical Rhythms of Guinea
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!
Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
WOW Hall (in the basement, students can park in lot in back)
291 W. 8th Ave, Eugene, Oregon
$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 September 26!
$70 for pre-paid 5 week course
$55 for students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course
*Mail checks to WACAI postmarked by September 26!
Authentic, handmade drums are available for students to use for class! Call/text 541.232.5471 or email Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org to reserve a drum today!
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