Rhythm for Everyone: Hand Drumming Workshop at Seekonk Public Library
Rhythm is universal and playing hand drums is a direct and fun way to participate in the joy of it. In cultures all over the world, the drum calls people to community. Join us to experience community and explore the world of rhythm, music and song in Rhythm for Everyone: Hand Drumming Workshop at the Seekonk Library on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. Space is limited; registration is required. This program is free and open to the public through sponsorship by The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library.
Dana Maguire of Rhythm Kitchen will teach participants to play African and AfroCaribbean rhythms and create your own. In just a short time you will learn the basic techniques for playing hand drums and percussion and how to become an ensemble. No experience is necessary. Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. Sign up today and enjoy this musical night!
About the presenter: Dana Maguire has been sharing his love of drumming for over 20 years. He has conducted participatory programs, workshops and performances with people ages 3 to 103. He has studied with teachers from West Africa, the Caribbean and the United States. His travels as a student of the drum, facilitator, and performer have taken him to Africa, Europe and around the United States.
Dana is also a drum builder. DMD, his line of hybrid, all wood ashiko cajon drums are played by professional percussionists and enthusiasts alike. He conducts drum building projects with children and adults.