Hello Drummers and Rhythm Enthusiasts!Another opportunity to drum with the fabulous Robin Layne at the end of September! Pre-registration is absolutely necessary - please email Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org) for payment details and to hold your spot....
Rhythms for the Earth
Afro-Latin Drum Workshops
$25 for one workshop
$40 for both
5:00-7:30 pm Royston Community Hall September 29th 2013
Join renowned percussionist Robin Layne for two workshops that celebrate the joy of drumming. Both of the rhythms you will learn are in 6/8, which is a circular rhythm and great for bringing you back to earth after the summer. In traditional cultures the world over, drumming, singing, and dancing are intertwined and are a part of daily life. I have been drumming most of my life and have had the opportunity to study with some fantastic teachers all over the world. I personally love to teach because there are few things more enjoyable than seeing a group of people who may or may not know each other, suddenly communicating through the universal language of music.
Workshop 1: Bandogyeli – Rhythm from Guinea, inspired by Monkeys
Learn to play solo phrases and the djembe, doun-doun, and bells parts for this fun rhythm from Guinea. Who doesn’t like Monkeys? I learned this rhythm from Famoudou Konate and it’s got a great 6/8 groove in the folk tradition of the northern part of Guinea.
Workshop 2: Afro-Cuban Rumba
Learn to play folkloric rumba patterns such as Columbia on the djembe, congas, and bells. This is one of the most beautiful conga patterns of the Afro-Cuban tradition and we’ll translate it to the djembe and ensemble. You will be encouraged to sing for this one, too, if you feel like it!