Learn the basics of hand-drumming and call-and-response practices of African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian traditions with Jean-Christophe Leroy, Director of the Music Department’s Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble. Participants do not have to know how to read music, nor have any experience playing an instrument. A drum is not necessary as a desk or table will do the job! The series of two workshops will include training in rhythmic patterns and in collaborative engagement and will culminate in an informal, celebratory concert, presented outdoors at the end of winter or beginning of spring quarter.
Advanced registration is encouraged.