***Registration is not required for this event. However, if you plan to come, please register so we know how many people to expect.
Join host Janice Hunton for a hands-on experience with West-African drumming. Learn about hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, discover traditional West-African rhythms and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation.
Community West African drumming will take place on the last Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
If you enjoy the community drumming events, you can sign up for the next available ensemble session, which meets weekly.
About the host: 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 host will provide the following:
- 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.
No experience needed.
Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to attend MMFS community events (Knit Night, Dare to Repair, Bluegrass Jam Session, Beginner’s Bridge, etc.), with the exception of Open Carving, which is for those ages 18 years or older. Attendees ages 16 and 17 are welcome to attend without a parent or guardian when prior written consent from a guardian is provided to MMFS at email@example.com. Attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
A $5 donation is encouraged, to help our nonprofit cover building costs. However, all are welcome and no one will be turned away.