5 Week African Drum Class with Alseny Yansane
Beginning Monday, April 10, Eugene’s West African Cultural Arts Institute offers a Five Week West African Drum Class with Alseny Yansane at the WOW Hall.
REGISTRATION is OPEN for Alseny Yansane's All-Levels 5 Week Drum Course starting in April!; Mondays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8; 5:30-7:00 pm WOW Hall (in the basement, students can park in lot in back, on the street or in the city parking garage on Charnelton -- between 8th and Broadway and free after 6:00 pm)
Cost is $75 for pre-paid 5 week course (7.5 hours of instruction), $60 students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course (7.5 hours of instruction).
Early Bird Discount-Register by March 24! $70 for pre-paid 5 week course $55 for students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course.
To register call Andrea @ 541.232.5471 or email http://Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org
Authentic, handmade drums are available for students to use for class! Call 541.232.5471 or email http://Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org to register & reserve a drum today!
Have you ever wanted to take an African drum class, but felt just a little bit intimidated? Well now is your chance to learn about the vibrant polyrhythms of Guinea, West Africa in a non-threatening atmosphere that is fun, encouraging, and inspirational for beginning and experienced drummers alike!
Join Alseny Yansane, dynamic teacher and fourteen year performing artist with world renowned Ballets Africains of Guinea as he offers a drum classes that will teach all the basics for learning the West African poly-rhythmic orchestra including djembe accompaniment parts, musical signals and arrangements, solo phrases and bass drum and bell parts. Andrea and Papa Yansane will be assisting in the class to help Alseny demonstrate how the different drum parts line up to best model how they fit together musically.
SOME CLASS OUTCOMES:
* improved hand position, posture and sound quality
*enhanced speed, endurance, manual dexterity
* increased ability to focus on specific drum parts
* capacity to hold steady while drumming in a poly-rhythmic group setting
* deeper understanding of the wealth and diversity of West African cultural arts
* relaxation, enjoyment & self-expression