Intro to West African Drumming (In-Person, Intergenerational) June 3, 10, & 17

Jun 03, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM


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

Cost $40.00

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West African drumming

Join instructor Janice Hunton for a hands-on lesson in West-African drumming. Learn 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.

This class will take place on 3 consecutive Saturdays, for one hour each time:

June 3
June 10
June 17

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

Skill Level
No experience necessary. All skill levels welcomed, but this class is aimed at beginners.

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

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

Cost Details
Tuition: $40

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.