West African & Caribbean Drumming Residency
Sekou Sylla of Guinea, West Africa, teaches students to play percussion music from Guinea and Senegal, and some rhythms from the Caribbean. They will learn basic poly-rhythmic drumming styles and techniques for playing the main African percussion instruments: the djembe, djun djun, songban, kenkeni, log drum and African-inspired drums from the Caribbean and Brazil. They will also learn the cultural background and traditions associated with the instruments and the role of each drum within associated musical tradition. Students will develop their listening skills and coordination, work together as a group, and gain the confidence that comes with working toward a performance.
Participant Limit: 25-50
Curriculum Connection: West African and Caribbean Music, Dance, Folklore, History
$525 for 3 workshops/day
Travel Fee: $100
Planning fee based upon scope of residency
Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts