intro to djembe and dunun
Teacher: Vanessa Morgan
Oct 29 · Nov 19 · Dec 17
Sundays 1 – 3 pm
Sliding Scale $15-$25 suggested, sponsorship available
These monthly classes are open to anyone interested learning to play rhythms from Guinea and Mali, on the djembe and dunun drums. In these classes Vanessa will cover basic hand drum technique and give everyone an opportunity to explore rhythm patterns on the djembe and dununs. No prior drum experience is needed.
Vanessa Morgan began playing the djembe and dununs in 1995. A student of Mamady
Keita (one of the worlds most accomplished drummers) since 2004, she has attended
several camps and classes with him since that time. She has also studied with Famoudou Konaté, respected as one of the world’s premiere djembe drummers.
Vanessa says, “As we drum, we discover the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Multiple rhythms bathe us in a sea of sound. It is so fulfilling and joyful to play with others and experience the moment when all the parts suddenly unify and the rhythm is playing us. We drop into a deep river together that flows endlessly. We share the transcendent joy of this trans-rational celebration of living.”
Vanessa is inspired by traditional music from Mali in particular. She will share her understanding and drumming practice, as well as her love of these traditions.
More about Vanessa Morgan here.