Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
M’Bemba Bangoura and Michael Markus
In this exploration of African Drumming you will learn to play traditional rhythms from Guinea West Africa, played on the djembe and dundun. Focus will be placed on the three basic sounds and correct playing technique. Emphasis will be placed on how drumming can benefit us in a multitude of ways, from stress reduction, improved focus, mindfulness, hand-eye coordination, and creating unity within a group. Students will learn the history, cultural significance, and traditions of the music and its people and leave with a solid feeling of rhythms from Guinea, West Africa. The drums are truly the call to community: They bring people together and energize and inspire us.
Note: Drums are provided.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $155 by 1/6
New York Open Center
M’bemba Bangoura is revered worldwide for this high level of mastery of the djembe drum. He has choreographed and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies internationally. As a recording artist, his three albums, WAli, Fandji and Wofabe present a marriage of the traditional and modern sounds of Guinea. M’Bemba teaches and performs regularly in North and South America, Europe and Asia.