Drum n Chant for Chicks

Presented by Maestra.

This is a participatory, fun, fab-ucational workshop experience for (you guessed it) women only! Appropriate for all levels from absolute beginner to seasoned drummer, and for all ages from 8 to 88, this workshop brings group drumming home to the heart of the women’s community. The workshop begins with an opening ritual to call in the Ancestors and Open the Directions, accompanied by a Yoruba chant. Maestra then introduces a wide array of world percussion and teaches the basics of each (How do you hold this thing? What’s it called? Where’s it from? How do I make a sound?) Women rotate through the different instrument groupings to taste the options and find an instrument that calls them to play it more. Maestra then teaches the components of the rhythm, singing is added, and (time permitting, final element of dance & movement) and Voila! a new community of women drummers is born!

















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