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.
This class will take place on 3 consecutive Saturdays, for 1.5 hours 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
Students are asked to bring:
- Joy, openness to learning something new, and a djembe or kpanlogo drum if they have one.
Students who have completed the Introduction to West-African Drumming or who have prior experience are welcome to join the ensemble.
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!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.