Drum master Sory Diabate will instruct us how to beat African drum (Djembe drum) from 12 - 1:30 pm on Saturday June 30 as a part of Ndaje Festival in Cambridge. Bring your own drum (of almost any kind - I have a Nepalese drum) and we will enjoy the beats together. The class for 1.5 hour will cost $15. Please pay online:http://www.papendiaye.com/buytickets.html
A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered drum played with bare hands. According to the Bamana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambara_people) people in Mali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali), the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purposehttp://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/6/7/f/4/event_118106612.jpeg. The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it one of the most versatile drums.
The Ndaje Festival actually starts Thurs June 28 and ends Sunday, July 1 and their website offers all kind of song/dance classes of African tradition. The concert on Sat evening costs $20. If you would like to organize song/dance or concert meetups, let me know as well. The website site for the festival: http://www.papendiaye.com/