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Djembe/Conga Hand Drumming

Oct 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until Dec 30, 2019

Djembe/Conga Hand Drumming

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

Monthly Cost: $15 for one day a week or $25 for 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 ‘music making’ and its infectious, primal beat and rhythms! 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 is necessary. Everyone with a heartbeat has rhythm and can learn to drum!

Instructors: Ben Handel & Michael Wimer.

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.




Oct 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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The Endwright Center
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429 United States
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