NEW LOCATION: Now out Garfield Square Park at 26th and Harrison Streets – lawn near playground (blocks from former location)
Bongo teaches traditional rhythms from Guinea, West Africa. Students will learn different accompanying parts for the djembe as well as solo technique. Students interested in playing dunduns (the foundational drums for the rhythm, played with sticks) will have a chance to learn kenkeni, sanban, and dundunba parts for the rhythms introduced in class.
Bring your drum (a conga drum or bucket will do in a pinch) and a chair. If you want to borrow a drum for class, email Bongo at firstname.lastname@example.org and bring $5 cash (a schlepping fee).
Be sure to also bring your mask! Masks are required to be worn over nose and mouth during the entire class if you want to attend.