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Universal Drumming Series

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

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.

Universal Drumming – Liberia, West Africa

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

This week, we’re "traveling" to Liberia, West Africa! We'll be learning a Liberian welcoming rhythm made popular by Babatunde Olatunji called 'Fanga Alafia.'

$35

Universal Drumming – Guinea, West Africa

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

This week, we’re "traveling" to Guinea, West Africa! We'll be learning a popular rhythm from the Manian people. It was originally played as the women danced with their fishing nets after they had come back from fishing. Now played at festivals and celebrations.

$35

Universal Drumming – Nigeria, West Africa

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

This week, we’re "traveling" to Nigeria, West Africa. We'll learn to play a Nigerian social dance and rhythm made popular by Babatunde Olatunji. A fun challenge, it contains many interlocking drum and percussion accompaniments.

$35

One Day Drum Circle Facilitator Training

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

Learn the tools and techniques to build community through rhythm and make the world a more musical place!

$125 – $175

Universal Drumming – Brazil

Gamelan Sekar Jaya 3023 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

This week, we’re "traveling" to Brazil! Created in the 1970’s, Samba-reggae is a music genre from Bahia, Brazil. It was originally derived as a blend of Brazilian samba with Jamaican reggae.

$35

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