Drum Sundays are drumming workshops presented on the first Sunday of every month by one of our FANTASTIC MAESTRA drummers from Born To Drum.
WHERE: ASHKENAZ Music & Dance Community Center ~ 1317 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, Ca. 94702 ~ 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ In The Back Room.
Cost is $25 – $10 (sliding scale);
Under 12 yrs free;
No one turned away for lack of funds
Classes are open to ALL LEVELS. There will be a limited number of drums to borrow on a first come first serve basis.
AUGUST 6, 2017:
Roots Riddims! with Ouida Lewis!
This all-ages Jamaican Roots Riddims workshop features traditional folk rhythms, songs, and stories. Explore the music and culture of Jamaica in this fun and lively workshop. Ouida is charismatic and a wonderful percussionist and teacher who embodies the beauty and power of Jamaica.
Ouida Lewis is an educator, percussionist/hand drummer and a former lecturer at Kingston, Jamaica’s Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts. She teaches traditional rhythms of her island home, the original sound of the reggae genre, Afro-Cuban, West African djembe and dununs. She teaches both children and adults in an effort to pass on knowledge of the evolution of Jamaican music. Lewis says, “This is important to me as I realize that people are becoming less aware of the origins of our music and the enormous rich culture it spans from, thus losing a sense of self. Together with a group of educators we hold and teach the history of the traditional Jamaican folk forms. It’s a longtime dream of mine to share Jamaican traditional rhythms outside of Jamaica.”
Bring a drum if you have one. Some drums will be available for loan.