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[African Drum Workshop] Let's learn African drum beats!

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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:

A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered drum played with bare hands. According to the Bamana ( people in 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 purpose 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:

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