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Ni Dembaya African Drum & Dance Classes
Feel the rhythm. Play the rhythm. Move to the rhythm. The drum is your heartbeat. Life is a sacred dance. Join in the good vibes with Ni Dembaya every Sunday for West African Drum and Dance classes. Open to all ages and skill levels! West African Drum Class w/ Yuma "Dr. Yew" Bellomee 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. In the drum class, learn traditional techniques & rhythms on djembe and dunun drums originating from West Africa; classes also often include information about the cultural context of the rhythms and an associated song. Drum students also have the option and opportunity to stay for the West African dance class, in order to observe, to play for (under the direction of Dr. Yew), or to learn the traditional dance movements for the rhythm taught during drum class. Limited extra drums available upon advance request (call or text your request to Dr. Yew no later than 12 noon) ------------------------ West African Dance Class Dance Instructors: Samantha Salters, Shaleena Capers, Madea Allen, or Ifanike Osuntoyin 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. The dance class features a thorough warm up of the body and exploration of cultural movements through West African and African diasporic dance with a solid foundation of technique and fun and funky choreography. Cost: Adult Drum or Dance Class - $15 // Child Drum or Dance Class - $10 // Drum Rental - $5 (if needed) 10-class passes are available for discounted class rates. You may pre-register and purchase class passes here: ( Reiki sessions with Madea (a Reiki 2 practitioner) has 15-minute Reiki sessions available: 2 pm, 2:15 and 2:30 pm, on the dates she teaches. Sessions must be scheduled in advance. For more info and to book your session visit this link: ( For more info, contact: Dr. Yew - (202)[masked] (drum class, drum rental) Madea Allen - (347)[masked] (dance class, Reiki) Ni Dembaya Facebook Page -

Riverside Recreation Center

5200 Foote Street Northeast · Washington

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This group is to bring our drumming community together! It will be a one stop shop for drumming in the Maryland D.C. Virginia area. Regular circles will be posted and special events will be noted as well. All members will have the option to post events as meetups and the message boards can be used to post about workshops, teachers and anything hand drum. Let's get drumming!

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