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African Djembe Drumming Classes
AFRICAN DJEMBE DRUMMING CLASSES With Daniel Chapman The classes will focus on a rhythm / song, building up the parts across the 5 weeks. This will be supported with essential drumming skills and djembe technique. Classes are fun and communal with a good amount of challenge thrown in! Dates: Every Tuesday night from 25th September to 16th October Time: 7pm – 8pm. Where: Devonport Primary School Hall, 18 Kerr St, Devonport. Fee: $15 per class or $55 for the 4 week block (paid up front) Parking: Just drive up to the barrier of the staff car-park and it will open. There are plenty of parks and the class is held in the hall right next to it. Daniel is an experienced drummer and percussionist. He's performed in multiple bands in the UK and NZ playing a variety of drums including djembe, dun duns, drum kit, congas, tabla... He has a real passion for world music especially African drumming. The drum classes are suitable for absolute beginners, through to intermediate level players. They are aimed to teach traditional West-African-style drumming in a relaxed and fun environment. Drums are provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along. Why drum? Drumming has many benefits for both the mind and body. - Improves aerobic and cardiovascular system - Strengthens immune system - Improves mood and reduces burnout of workers under stress - Reverses ravages of stress at the cellular level - Reduces anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness - Builds community - Improves circulation - Increases Energy - Calms Mental chatter - Increases self-acceptance Register with Daniel by email: [masked]

Devonport Primary School

18 Kerr St Devonport · Auckland

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With Lucie Feenstra and Daniel Chapman

Come and express yourself through the power of Rhythm and learn some funky beats from West Africa and beyond! Experience the joy of playing music together.

Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. If your heart is beating you can drum!

The community drum classes are geared towards absolute beginners, through to intermediate level players. They are aimed to teach traditional African-Style drumming in a relaxed and fun environment. Classes kick off with a simple call and response warm up. Then we move on to playing funky, multi-part rhythms from Zimbabwe and West Africa. Classes will often finish off with a free jam at the end.

Kids age 10 and older are welcome to attend, drums are provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it along.

About Lucie:

Lucie’s passion for African drumming began in 2008 when she discovered the African djembe drum. In 2009 she started working for Rhythm Interactive, teaching and performing for Schools, Corporate and Public events throughout NZ. Lucie also joined Tamani, an African style drum band and performed with them at many events and Festivals.

In early 2016, Lucie began running regular community classes, kid’s classes and special needs drum therapy sessions throughout Auckland. She’s also held drum workshops for Toi Ora, working with family’s and at-risk youth.

Lucie is a strong believer that drumming is for everybody. Everyone has their own unique rhythm regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender. Her passion is to help people find the connection between their own rhythm and the rhythm of the larger groups they’re part of and to transfer these skills into everyday life.

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