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Universal Drumming – Guinea, West Africa

Every culture in the world drums, and we’ll explore a few of them! Join us to celebrate rhythms and cultures.

This week, we’re “traveling” to Guinea, West Africa! We’ll be learning a contemporary rhythm, called Lolo. Meaning “star” in Malinke, this rhythm was composed by master drummer Famadou Konate after hearing his son sing the song of the same name.

Drumming is truly a universal language. It’s a language that spans multiple continents and millennia. Every culture drums!
In each class of the Universal Drumming Series, you’ll travel with Jeni Swerdlow to those places through the beat of the drums, exploring the different rhythms played by cultures from around the world.
From Baladi of Egypt to Dancehall of Jamaica, you’ll learn new things, and have fun doing it! Open to ALL levels, this is a safe, supportive environment for us to bring our unique sounds.
Please bring a drum if you have one (djembe, dunun or similar) or rent one from Jeni. Chairs are limited so bring your own seat or chair if you can.
REGISTER NOW! Tickets are $40 at the door but only $35 in advance!
Need-based partial scholarships and work-trade are available. Please reach out to [email protected] for availability.
What people say about the class:
– “This class is AMAZING!!!”
– “Lifts my spirit every time.”
– “I really love the energy you make available and the knowledge that you share.”
About the Instructor:
DRUMMM Rhythmic Event’s founder, Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, presenter, and performer with a passion for drumming and a mission to build connections through rhythm. Jeni is a Certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer, Registered Art Therapist (ATR), REMO-Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator, and trained HealthRHYTHMS and Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator.