Intro to West African Drumming (Intergenerational) Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM


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

Cost $50.00

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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. If you enjoy the class, you can continue playing with our weekly ensemble.

This class will take place on 4 consecutive Saturdays, for one hour each time:

October 7, 14, 21, & 28

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
No experience needed. 

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: $50

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.