New Event: African Drum Class (beginner to intermediate)

From: Emily
Sent on: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:56 PM
Announcing a new event for The Central Florida / Orlando Drum Circle Community Meetup!

What: African Drum Class (beginner to intermediate)

When: Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM

Event fee: USD25.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: A new African class is being offered at "Evolve" located just two doors down from Dandelion Communitea in downtown Orlando. This class if for beginner and intermediate level djembe players.

Class starts at 7pm each Monday.

Course and instructors provided by Giving World Percussion, who will also infuse African culture, history and traditional music into the course. As the community of dedicated students grow, we will offer workshops and advanced classes from master African and Latin percussionists.

The African Djembe courses are one hour each and run in 8 week sessions. Individual classes are $25, but if you pre-pay $160 for the entire 8 week class the price drops to only $20 per class. The 8 weeks will wrap up just before the Christmas holiday (Dec 17th). Participants will prepare for a small performances at the Winter Solstice community drum circle held at the Florida School of Holistic Living's Community Herb Garden December 22nd.

Here's a little more about the instructor Jason Tawa! Isla.

Bio: Jason, owner of Giving World Percussion, has been playing hand drums for 10 years. Within two months of his first touch on a djembe he was living in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe) and enjoying drum circles with participants from many nations of Africa. This African Baptism into drumming stuck with him and has changed his life. Jason began playing piano in elementary school and played stringed instruments (violin, viola, upright bass) until shortly before his trip to Africa. Over the past 10 years he has studied with master African and Latin percussionists, performed with rock bands (currently "Love Juice" with Crash from 101.1 WJRR), and others. Outside of playing percussion Jason has taught a wide variety social studies courses for over 6 years in Central Florida. Tawanda Moyo ne Matombo, Jason's Shona name, is also a drum circle facilitator who has trained with Kalani (Drum Circle Music) and Jana Broder (Drum Magic).

Jason is also a long time member of the Central Florida Drum Circle Meetup, so if you have any questions, please be sure to contact him directly.

Learn more here:
http://drumcircle.meetup.com/212/calendar/6644276/

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