Rhythm is highly important to life in rural Africa, it breaks up the mundane tasks of the day such as pounding grain and turns it into a rhythmic adventure. All stages of life are accompanied by drumming in certain areas of West Africa. Births, , coming of age, planting, harvesting, marriage…. All have their specific rhythms.
This is an extended workshop open to all levels focusing on the Djembe and Dunun drums of West Africa. Rhythms from Mali and Guinea. Taught by Paul McElhatton who has been studying African percussion for 15 years in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and In the Ghanaian drum and Dance Ensemble in SOAS, University of London.
He has toured as Far afield as Mexico and Egypt . He is the founder of the group Manden Express where he plays Malian hunter harp.
Time: 2 – 4.30pm
Location: The Harvest Moon Centre, 24 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
Cost: 20euro – 15euro advanced payement
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