View all Cancelled or Postponed Events. Bolokada is not only a wonderful teacher but also humble and kind. This workshop is for all levels. Sign up for all six classes total 15 hours instruction or choose only the ones you want to attend. More info at soundandrhythm. Official Website.
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The djembe has a body or shell carved of hardwood and a drumhead made of untreated not limed rawhide , most commonly made from goatskin. The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it a most versatile drum. The drum is very loud, allowing it to be heard clearly as a solo instrument over a large percussion ensemble. Traditionally, the djembe is played only by men, as are the dunun that always accompany the djembe. Conversely, other percussion instruments that are commonly played as part of an ensemble, such as the shekere a hollowed-out gourd covered with a net of beads , karignan a tubular bell , and kese kese a woven basket rattle , are usually played by women. Even today, it is rare to see women play djembe or dunun in West Africa, and African women express astonishment when they do see a female djembe player. There is general agreement that the origin of the djembe is associated with the Mandinka caste of blacksmiths, known as Numu.
Family and friends, With much regret, we have to cancel our performance for the Libations for Liberia fundraiser on Nov. This was a difficult decision, as we always look forward to supporting Yassah's Sisters with our drumming. Also, Peter Buillard will lead a drum circle and everyone is welcome to bring a drum Looking for a the perfect wreath for your door this holiday season? I found it for you! And the proceeds go to a great cause. These funds that we raise are helping women in remote rural villages in Liberia to cultivate sustainable futures by providing them with tools and seeds. Gorgeous Holiday Wreaths!