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West African Djembe and Dundun Drumming Classes are being offered at the Bogota Recreation Center, 162 West Main Street in Bogota, New Jersey.
The class is for adults and high school age students. Drums can currently be provided for up to 7 students free of charge. Call ahead to reserve a drum in advance.
The class runs on Tuesdays beginning July 24, 2012 from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm. The cost is $6 per student per session. Classes run every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of each month.
No prior drumming experience is required. Students will learn proper hand and stick drumming techniques for West African Djembe (jem-bay) and Dundun (doon-doon) drums from Guinea West Africa in a fun and encouraging group drumming setting. This is an opportunity to learn about the exciting rhythms from West Africa while having fun and strengthening your body, mind and sprit!
The instructor, Jeremy King, is a professional percussionist and educator. His professional career as a percussionist has led him to performances across the US and internationally with various performing groups in the African Music genre as well as recent performances in the Broadway musical, Fela!. In the last decade he has collaborated in live performances with members of Stomp, The Big Apple Circus, Cirque Du Soleil and The Metropolitan Opera. He currently plays conga and percussion with Zozo Afrobeat. He has studied West African Drumming at Fareta School of Drum and Dance, The Drummer’s Collective and The New School University as well as various workshops with some of the world’s greatest master’s of the Djembe drum including M’Bemba Bangoura, Mamady Keita, Ladji Camara, Mohamed Diaby and Michael Markus.
For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Jeremy King at 646361-2946 or via email at email@example.com.