Group drumming accompanies every facet of life in West Africa, musically encapsulating the necessities, challenges, and joys of human cooperation. With teaching artist Ringo Brill, students will explore these as they gain skills in rhythm, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will learn traditional rhythms and playing techniques on authentic instruments. Ringo Brill brings over twenty years of experience teaching and performing traditional music of West Africa and the African Diaspora.
Sample workshop foci:
“Funga Alafia,” welcoming rhythm, reflects the importance of hospitality and sharing;
“Kassa,” harvest rhythm, reflects the importance of working together;
“Kuku,” celebration rhythm, reflects the importance of marking achievements made as a community.
Grade Level: Pre-K - 12, Adult, Family, Teacher
Audience Limit: 30
Performance cost (single): $380.00
Workshop cost (90 minutes to less): $265.00
Performance cost (back to back): $530.00