After a quick history of West African Rhythm and the Djembe, we'll jump right in and learn the basics - correct position, correct technique and how to produce the main sounds. We'll learn the parts to a traditional West African rhythm and enjoy the rhythmic harmony when we put it all together.
Suggested $8 - $10/person donation. All donations go directly to our Charity Fund benefitting two non-profit organizations. Vela (empowering families with special needs children) and Adventurers Academy for Lifelong Learning - (supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Austin, Texas area connect with their community, develop greater lifelong independence and achieve their full potential through social, educational, recreational, and vocational experiences.)
About Mae Stoll:
Mae Stoll has been teaching West African percussion in Austin for the past nine years. She is passionate about the Djembe and the Djuns and about the music they were created to play. A rigorous learning experience in Guinea, West Africa solidified her calling to the drum, and now her mission is to share the joy of this music with as many people as possible and to use the drum to do good in the community. Her "DrumForGOOD!" drummers have given over 260 public performances in central Texas, and in the last four years have raised over $33,000 through performances and other FUNdraising events, all of which they have donated to charitable causes.