Introduction to West African Drumming (In-Person, Intergenerational) April 15, 22, 29 & May 6
Apr 15, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM
Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Topics Janice Hunton
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 4 consecutive Saturdays, for one hour each time:
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
No experience necessary. All skill levels welcomed, but this class is aimed at beginners.
Students ages 12 and older are welcome to attend this class (ages 12-16 must register with another registered adult).
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
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!