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Beginning Djembe /Conga Hand Drumming
Jan 9, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until Mar 27, 2019
Djembe/ Conga Hand Drumming
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Mondays, 12:30 to 1:30 pm and/or Wednesdays, 11:30-1:00 pm
Cost: $12.00 a monthly members or $25.00 non members 1 day a week
$20 a month members or $35 non members 2 days a week
Drums will be provided (or you can bring your own) and no experience is necessary.
This class is just pure, uninhibited, joyous ‘making music’ and its infectious, primal beat and rhythms! No experience is necessary and we have drums to use or you can bring your own. It’s true, we do learn differently in our maturity, but learning to play different rhythms (pattern recognition) is a way to wake up the brain and stimulate mental and muscle memory. Unlike brain games, crossword puzzles or Sudoku, drumming involves body and soul. Plus, it’s a community activity, many unexpected joys come out of our world embracing drumming circle. No musical experience necessary. Everyone with a heartbeat has rhythm and can learn to drum!
Instructor Ben Handel is the director and arranger of the IU Marching Hundred Drumline. His credits include the original Broadway cast, national & Japanese tours of “BLAST”, the off-Broadway smash Drumstruck, The Dallas Brass, and Japanese marching band sensation Aimachi. Ben’s many awards include a Tony Award in 2001 for BLAST and DCI World Championship in 1999 with the Concord Blue Devils. He teaches all ages, from 5-95, and has found a deep love for the community of musicians and the power of rhythm to connect the world.