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Thu, Apr 04

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Buffalo & Erie County Central Library

World Drumming - Spring Break YA Week!

Music and drumming accompanies every facet of village life in West Africa, encapsulating the necessities, challenges, and joys of human cooperation. With teaching artist Ringo Brill, participants will explore these as they gain skills in rhythm, cooperation, and teamwork.

World Drumming - Spring Break YA Week!
World Drumming - Spring Break YA Week!

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA

About the event

World Drumming with Ringo Brill

Music and drumming accompanies every facet of village life in West Africa, encapsulating the necessities, challenges, and joys of human cooperation. With teaching artist Ringo Brill, participants will explore these as they gain skills in rhythm, cooperation, and teamwork. Participants will learn traditional rhythms and playing techniques on authentic instruments. Ringo Brill brings over twenty years of experience teaching and performing traditional music of West Africa and the African Diaspora.

Sample workshop focus: “Kassa,” harvest rhythm, reflects the importance of working together;

"Kuku," celebration dance rhythm from Guinea; "Samba Reggae," Brazilian festival rhythm that celebrates African heritage.

All are welcome to join at this FREE event, no registration required!

This programming is offered for free by the 716 Foundation as part of National Young Audiences Week, a two-week celebration designated by Congress to highlight the diverse strengths and collective impact of the arts and arts education nationwide.

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