DRUM SUNDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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.

 

HERE IS OUR UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE:
OCT. 1, 2017 :  DENISE SOLIS AND JULIA CEPEDA AND TALLER BOMBALELE
NOV. 5:  CAROLYN BRANDY, Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Percussion
DEC. 3:  DEBBIE FIER, Middle Eastern Rhythms and Percussion
JAN 7, 2018:  ELIZABETH SAYRE,  Afro-Cuban Bata Drums and Rhythms
FEB. 4:  LALI MEJIA, Rhythms and Percussion from Venezuela
MARCH 4:  MABIBA BAEGNE, Dunun Drums and Rhythms from West Africa
APRIL 1:  MAR STEVENS, Djembe and Dunun from West Africa
MAY 6:  LARISSA MONTFORT:  Djembe and Dunun from West Africa

OCTOBER 1st, 2017:

DENISE SOLIS AND JULIA CEPEDA: TALLER BOMBALELE

The classes offered by Taller Bombalele founders/teachers Julia Caridad Cepeda and Denise Solis will focus on Bomba Dance and Percussion in the style of Santurce, particularly focused in the style and tradition passed down for 7 generations and counting, by La Familia Cepeda of Santurce, Puerto Rico.  

The  traditional folkloric music of Bomba is a blend of the three cultures of the Island of Puerto Rico, African, Spanish, and Taino. Bomba is a challenge/connection between the drummer and the dancer, in which the dancer produces a series of gestures with a skirt or with their feet and hands in which the drummer provides a synchronized beat.

BOMBA PERCUSSION will be taught by Denise Solis. The class will focus on the Bomba rhythms of Sica, Yuba and Cuembe in the regional style of Santurce. Denise Solis has been studying Bomba for 14 years and has performed with several groups in the Bay Area, Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, she is cofournder and teacher of Taller Bombalele with Julia Cepeda and founder/director

Bring a drum if you have one. Some drums will be available for loan.

 

BOMBA DANCE will be taught by Julia C. Cepeda, one of the heirs of the Familia Cepeda’s Bomba y Plena cultural and folkloric heritage—the most visible and powerful expression of African heritage of Puerto Rico. Julia Cepeda has learned everything related to the Bomba cultural legacy—rhythms, songs and dances, her focus is as a dancer, she has been dancing for 35 years and teaching for 25 years in Puerto Rico and the diaspora, she relocated to the Bay Area from P.R. in 2013 and started Taller Bombalele with Denise Solis in 2014.