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:

  • FEB. 4: LALI MEJIA,
    Rhythms and Percussion from Venezuela
    About Lali Mejia
    A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Lali Mejia started her musical training at an early age at the Colegio Bellas Artes in Maracaibo. Lali formally began her percussion studies under Jackeline Rago, Venezuelan instrumentalist and percussionist based in the Bay Area. She also furthered her studies traveling to Venezuela and taking specialized courses in Afro-Venezuelan percussion with master percussionist Alexander Livinalli and members from the Fundacion Biggott. Additionally, Lali studied the art of cajon flamenco in Barcelona, Spain, under Alberto Perez, flamenco singer and percussionist, with an interest in applying its technique to contemporary Latin American music.Lali Mejia specializes primarily in the Afro-Venezuelan folklore as well as other Latin American/Caribbean styles of music. She has shared the stage with prominent musicians such as Marco Granados, Aquiles Baez, Roberto Koch, Jorge Glem, Jackeline Rago, Maria Volonté, Akira Tana and Francisco “Pacho” Flores. Additionally, Lali has participated in numerous music festivals and percussion workshops around the U.S, the Caribbean, China and Japan.

  • MARCH 4:  MAR STEVENS,
    Djembe and Dunun from West Africa
  • APRIL 1: MABIBA BAEGNE,
    Dunun Drums and Rhythms from West Africa
  • MAY 6: LARISSA MONTFORT:
    Djembe and Dunun from West Africa