Public Events Calendar

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 – 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

Universal Drumming – Senegal

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

This week, we’re "traveling" to Senegal and learning the Balante! Known as the dance of the warrior, the powerful rhythm from the Senegambia region was taught to many by master drummer Abdoulaye Diakite.

$35

Universal Drumming – Sierra Leone

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

This week, we’re "traveling" to Sierra Leone! The Djole is a mask dance and popular rhythm from the Temine people, played at celebration events and ceremonies, we'll be learning it!

$35

Universal Drumming – Egypt

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

This week, we’re "traveling" to Egypt! The Baladi and Ayoub are popular rhythms for dancing, found in Arabic pop and traditional Egyptian dance music.

$35

Universal Drumming – Jamaica

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

This week, we’re "traveling" to Jamaica! Learn the popular Jamaican roots rhythms Dancehall, Reggaeton, Heartbeat, often played for dancing and celebrations.

$35
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