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Exploring Rhythms of Africa &The Americas – Mini performance, stories and jam session with drums – “ALL YOU CAN BEAT! @ Silent Dayze Studio
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

May I see your passport please ~.* … This workshop will be a musical journey through 2 continents and several Islands. It will begin with Alex sampling each drum. Explaining it’s origin and sharing a popular rhythm for each drum or percussion instrument. This section will be enhanced by some of Alex’s personal travel stories and experiences with musicians from Africa to Haiti. The drums include: talking drum, djembe, dun nun, Kenkeni, dumbek, Moroccan drums, conga, bongos, bass drum and a wide array of percussion instruments. Short break for coconut water, fruit & nuts… The next part will be hands on, as we form a drum circle and begin sampling some rhythms and the language of the drum. This class is open to everyone, no experience is necessary, but more experienced drummers are welcome too. Anyone who knows a traditional song or rhythm is encourage to share. Alex & the tri-lingual congera Li-Lan can provide the foundation and rhythmic structure to explore through. Alex will also provide context by playing some of the songs on flute or cornet that go with the rhythms, like: Samba, cumbia, calypso… This experience can be outdoors, weather permitting.