Drum Head Repair
Africa Study Trips
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West African hand drumming, djembe, ashiko, some djun djun. Basic beginner level classes, twice weekly. Learn some traditional parts with emphasis being on finding your own
voice on the drum and using it as a
transformational tool for self expression.
Classes are $10. Email for more info.
2001 Warwick St
web site under construction.
Style of drumming: Senegalese: djembe, dundun, tama, some balaphones at beginners level, songba and beginners dance.
Drum class every Thursday 7:30-9:00
contact Stone for location
I am presently the lead drummer and future musical director for the african and Caribbean dance theater of Tallahassee, FL soon to come the T.H.E Percussion Choir
|GAINESVILLE||FT. LAUDERDALE||ST. PETERSBURG|
|LEON LARSON ( Baba Leon)
1631 NW 94TH STREET
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32606 USA
Class Schedule, Location & Fees:
Individual and group workshops available
SANTA FE COMM. COLL Leisure courses Call 352-395-5193
STYLE OF DRUM: African/ Afro-Cuban Djembe, Ashiko,Djun Djun, Songba, Kenkini , Dun Dun, Shekere' Gonkoque, etc
Description of Drum Classes: Beginner through intermediate. Proper hand positions, individual and ensemble work. Get into the Spirit of the Drum and the joy of drumming.
Resumé of teacher: 40+ years experience See web site.
| Zeva Soroker
Coral Springs/ Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood/Pembroke Pines
As director of Venus Rising, an all-female percussion and dance ensemble specializing in W. African & Middle Eastern rhythms and movements, Zeva brings her passionate love of the beat to many audiences.
Zeva teaches at the Lotus Dance Studio (www.LotusDanceStudio.com) Monday nites from 7:30-8:30 pm. Beginner to advanced students welcome. Classes cover the basics of proper technique, rhythmic training, as well as ensemble playing. Instruments include djembe, junjun, bells, krin, & dumbek. Also available: goddess workshops, children’s classes and private classes upon request.
Zeva has studied with numerous African djembefolas both abroad and in the U.S. She has performed with a variety of musical and dance companies including Delou Africa, Journey to Africa, Mundo Vibe, Nankama2000, Oriki Theatre, & Recreate & Move. Currently Zeva performs and collaborates with Takara Women’s Ensemble (directed by Corina Fitch) as well as Children of Kuumba (a children’s dance company under the direction of Anita MacBeth).
Interested women performers are invited to audition for Venus Rising. Rehearsals held on Saturdays. For more info. please call 954-753-9491.
1111 18th Ave South,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Contact Don at:
Learn basic through advanced West African Drum & Dance Rhythms. Specializing in Djembe, Sabarr & Katero.
Group class on Monday evenings 6:00pm to 7:00pm, $10.00.
Currently looking for a larger studio to include African Dance as well. West African Drum sales and repair available. Students should have their own drums. Individual classes available. Malik was a member and toured with the Orchestre National of the
Senegal Republic with over 20 years of experience.
Please e-mail for more info.
209 Fairpoint Dr
Gulf Breeze, Florida/32561
Classes meet Tuesday nights. $15 per 1 hour lesson- $75 for course
STYLE OF DRUM: World Beat Fusion
Description of Drum Classes:
Djembe I- basic playing technique, history, basic drum care, timing, and listening are emphasized. Creativity Diversity and Unity are the foundation of Classes
Djembe II- we concentrate on more complex polyrhythms, Music Theory, Improvisation, and call and response within rhythms.
Each class is 6 weeks long.
Drumming Making- Make your own Djembe or Ashiko- 1 day workshop prices varies.
Resumé of teacher (25 words): Lead drummer for the Blackwater Tribe of Pensacola, FL , Artist in residence with Northwest Florida Ballet, Executive Director of the Evolution Experimental Art Project.
Ben Isaacs AKA ProfessorSlap
DRUMMING OF WEST AFRICA
1723 Washington St. #3
Hollywood, FL 33020
Learn the technique and rhythms to play Djembe and Djundjun with ProfessorSlap
When: Saturdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: The Goddess Store & Studio
2017 Harrison St.
Downtown Hollywood, FL
Investment to self:
$15 - drop-in single class
$60 - 5 classes
$100 - 10 classes
ProfessorSlap has been studying, performing, recording and teaching for 17 years. He has been playing music his whole life. When 18, he was introduced to West African percussion. This started a passionate connection with hand percussion that has grown and expanded for the last 16 years. He has studied Djembe, Djunjun, Tama, Sabar, Ceruba/Kutiro, Krin, Bougarabou and Balaphone.
ProfessorSlap has travelled twice to West Africa to better understand the culture from which the music comes and to study with master percussionists there, as well as in the USA. His teachers are from all ever West Africa and include Abdouli Diakite, Karamba Dioubate, Abdoul Doumbia, Mabiba Bagne, Sulemon Diop and Dibi Diop-Faye to name a few. He has played with various touring international artists including: Djaily Kunda Kouyate, Ibro Diabate, M'Balou Kante, Balla Tounkara, Karamba Diabate, Mohammed Kouyate, Lokole West and Central African Dance Ensamble, Delou West African Dance Ensamble, Panjea, Onye Onyamachi as well as leading his own original 14 piece urban Hip-Hop, soul, funk, jazz, West African group in California The Slaptones. He has also played for touring and local African dance teachers Allisane Kane, Assane and Oussaynou Kouyate, Nabi Camara, Mabiba Bagne, Alseny Soumey, Manjou Kone, Saidou Ba Camara and more. ProfessorSlap has taught private and group lessons for both adults and
children, performing from large venues to school assemblies
For him, music is a language that has no boundaries, and he plays with his full heart and soul behind every note expressed.