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Drew Makepeace  :: Introduction to West African Drumming Class ::  Summer 2024  :: PENTICTON
  • Learn to play traditional West African rhythms on the djembe (a goblet-shaped hand drum).
  • This introductory series is aimed at complete beginners. It will teach you how to play the three basic sounds, develop a sense of rhythm, and play authentic West African rhythms in a group setting. Later in the series, dunduns (bass drums played with a stick) may be introduced to complete the musical ensemble.
  • Next session:
    • 25 June -6 August (seven Lessons; $92).
  • Location: Penticton Community Centre
  • Time: Tuesday evenings: 6:15-7:15 pm.
  • Loaner djembes are available for the first 8 registrants. Participants are welcome to bring their own djembe* as well (please let staff know when you register so that the loaner drum can be assigned to someone else).
    *djembes only please; other types of hand drums are not suitable
  • Instructor: Drew Makepeace.
  • For more info contact Penticton Rec Centre at 250-490-2426, or visit the Penticton Recreation web site.
yamabiko taiko  :: Taiko Performances: Ryo Shimamoto with Yamabiko Taiko :: Kelowna, BC :: May 31

Mark your calendars!

  • Ryo Shimamoto and Yamabiko Taiko are performing at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna on Friday, May 31!!!
  • Contact the Rotary Centre for the Arts at (250) 717-5304 for tickets or buy online.
  • Location: 421 Cawston Ave in Kelowna, BC
  • Show starts at 7pm; doors open at 6:30

For more info about Yamabiko Taiko, visit their web site: www.yamabikotaiko.ca

Bolokada Conde  :: Djembe and Dundun workshops with Bolokada Conde :: Vancouver, BC :: August 22-25

Bolokada Conde is coming to Vancouver!

For more info contact Russell Shumsky at . www.yamabikotaiko.ca

Bobby thumbnail  :: Nankama Drum & Dance :: Drum Classes :: Penticton :: 2024

    Nankama Drum and Dance is accepting new members for the 2024 performing season. No experience required - Instructor: Bobby Bovenzi

    • Thursday evenings
    • Time: contact Bobby Bovenzi for details
    • Loaner drums are available for the drumless.
    • Location: Concordia Lutheran Church gymnasium, 2800 South Main St, Penticton
    • No pressure to perform, you can just take the classes if preferred. There will be opportunities to learn African dance moves as well!!
    • To register contact: .
copeman  :: Feel the Rhythm Weekly Drum Circles with Jim Copeman  :: Kelowna
  • Feel The Rhythm Community Drum Circle is now in its tenth year at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. We welcome everyone who wants to participate in recreational drumming regardless of experience. Our intent is to be inclusive and we welcome anyone who wants to experience the energy of group drumming.
  • First and third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 pm, at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna
  • Drop-in fee: $10. Some drums are provided.
  • Jim Copeman, drum circle facilitator for Feel The Rhythm Drum Circles and world fusion percussionist, hosts this event.
  • Please contact Jim for more info at 250.763.1017 or 250.808.3110 or,