Community West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) November 18, 2023

Nov 18, 2023 3:00PM—4:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $0.00

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***Please register so we know how many people to expect. A donation of $10 is requested at the time of the ensemble unless it is a hardship to donate.  ***

Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation.

The drumming ensemble meets every Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. (Note that it will not meet on November 25.)

About the instructor: Janice Hunton taught at the Perpich Center for Arts Education for 27 years and led the African Drumming Ensemble there for 15 years. She studied West-African music at the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and has traveled two times to the Dagara Music Center in Ghana.

Your instructor will provide the following materials:

  • Drums for up to 6 students at a time
  • Additional instruments

Students are asked to bring:

  • Joy, openness to learning something new, and a djembe or kpanlogo drum if they have one.

Skill Level
Students who have completed the Introduction to West-African Drumming or who have prior experience are welcome to join the ensemble.

Age Requirement
Students ages 12 and older are welcome to attend (ages 12-16 must come with another registered adult).

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
A $10 donation is encouraged, to help our nonprofit cover building costs. However, all are welcome and no one will be turned away.