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West African Rythyms for Jembe, Dunun or Any Percussion Instrument

joshua guy
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(9)
An introduction to ryhyms and instruments of west Africa and the Caribbean, including jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon (box drum), etc. Basic geography, instrumental technique and musical terms will be covered.

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
To recognize and identify traditional drum rythyms, to play along with good technique,  and to be able to discuss the music intelligently.
20 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities,  in multiple countries,  and in multiple languages.  Extensive travel and study with several Master musicians and artists in the Americas, Carribean Islands and West African Countries.  Featured performer at the Abene Festival des Artes in Casamance, Senegal,  Accompanist at the Joe Koli memorial dance conference  at the Monument of African Renaissance in Dakar, Senegal. Featured performer at the Chicago Cultural Center,  Texas Democratic convention,  2020 cultural performer nominee to the 2020 Dubai World Expo. 10+ years teaching with Columbia college Chicago,  the old town school of folk music,  Urban Gateways Chicago, Chicago Public schools. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
playable percussion instrument,  preferably a jembe or hand drum( bongos, congas, cajon, etc,), AND/OR a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad, or any kind of drum.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Mamady Keita,  recorded works ( audio, video, books); Famoudou Konate collected works, traditional repertoire of Mandeng West Africa 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(9)
Hello! I play and teach traditional music of West Africa,  the Caribbean and Americas for percussion ( jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon, drumset) and string instruments ( guitar, banjo, ukelele, mandolin) . I have over 20 years experience... 
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per class
Meets once
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 5-10
3-9 learners per class

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