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West African Drum Class – Fall 2019
This class runs on Wednesdays, September 11- October 2 (4 weeks) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa! She has been traveling to Guinea for the past 19 years studying the music and culture. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels – beginner to professional.
All levels are welcome! Drums will be provided should you not have one. No experience needed.
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Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.
If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.