Playing The African Djembe Drum Beginner 6 Week Course – (In Person Only) Week 5

Jun 04 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title of Event: Playing The African Djembe Drum Beginner 6 Week Course – Traditional Rhythms of West Africa (In Person Only)

Dates:  April 23, April 30, May 14, May 21, June 4 (Week 5), June 11

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

During this six week beginner course, you will learn how to play the Djembe drum, which is a goblet shaped hand drum and is said to have been invented in the 12th century by the Mandinke tribe in what is now West Africa. Some of the things you will learn are the basics of hand drumming stressing techniques and clarity of notes. If you don’t have your own drum, one will be provided for you to use during classes.  Please note in your registration when you register if you are bringing your own drum

Location: Circle of Miracles, 10 Beulah Road, New Britain, Pa.

Note:  Entrance to Circle of Miracles is the 2nd driveway of the property on Beulah Road.  When you turn in to the driveway, please go around to the parking lot area that is at the rear of the building.  The entrance door is on the lower level of the building.

This class is in person only.  If for any reason you are unable to make one or more of the dates, you are permitted to schedule a makeup date on the following dates:  June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, or July 23.

*Dress comfortably
*Doors close at 1 pm so please be on time.
**Give yourself some extra time if you have not been here to this address before.
* No show attendee fees are not refundable

Jim Davidson is the co-founder of the Lambertville Drum Circle and has been teaching Djembe drum classes at Bucks County Community College since 2014.  Jim has been playing the Djembe drums for decades and has studied techniques under drum teachers like Marnady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Menes Yahudah, Baba Chuckie Joseph, Quint Lange, Chuck Wood, Essa Grayson, Glen Velez, and many others. Jim also sells and repairs drums and holds drum free drum circles in churches, rehab centers, art centers, parks, and parties.