Sat, Jan 12|
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
West African Drum Series
In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.
Time & Location
Jan 12, 2019, 3:00 PM – Mar 23, 2019, 5:00 PM
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
About The Event
Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.
2nd and 4th Saturday's
Jan 12th, Jan 26th, Feb 9th, Feb 23rd, Mar 9th, Mar 23rd
Djembe, dundun, sanghban, kenkeni, all welcome!
* Bring your drum if you have one! Please message if you need at drum a limited number are available for use upon request. Drum rental fee = $5/class
Mohamed Lamine Bangoura is a master drummer and musician - an expert in African percussion. He has been lead percussionist and musical director for African ballets across West Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lamine is a descendent of Sousou and Malinke ancestors, from Guinea, West Africa, and has spent much of his life traveling throughout Western Africa, to study music and enrich his understanding of the many cultures and ethnicities of his continent. Unity has thus become the marker of his artistic style, influenced by the diverse number of artists and teachers whom he’s worked with. In his mixed level drum circle workshops you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.
West African Drum Single Class
W.AfricanDrum 6 Class Pass
Purchase of 6 class pass in West African Drum Workshop Series.