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African Drumming and Drum Circle Hosted by Uncle Kwasi
Please Join SIMBA CRAFTWARE and Uncle Kwasi this Sunday at MIDTOWN GLOBAL MARKET for an exciting and engaging African Drum circle. Uncle Kwasi is a master drummer with over 60 years of experience and wants to share his vast experience with you.

Midtown Global Market

920 East Lake Street · Minneapolis


What we're about

We invite you to join us in a group setting for drum lessons at Midtown Global Market, located at 920 East Lake Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Our drum lessons in Minneapolis, MN are designed for all ages so children aged 4 through 18, and all adults are welcome to explore a new culture through music.

African Culture Seekers, Here is your opportunity to explore the African culture through drumming. Music is the best way to connect with new cultures and to foster learned, global citizens. Our Minneapolis drum lessons feature West African and Caribbean rhythms, dance, and stories. We provide a fun time and musical and cultural education for children and adults alike.

Our Minneapolis drum lessons focus on the music of the western regions of Africa as well as the Caribbean islands. We teach traditional and contemporary rhythms such as Sabar, Bougarabou, and Ngoumbe to name a few. Don’t worry, after a lesson or two, you will quickly learn what each music style is all about. Our students learn to play Congas, Djembes, and Talking Drums as well as many other African heritage percussion instruments.

At the fundamental level, students learn to play the drums and how to hit the right notes and rhythms, but our drum lessons are about much more than that. We teach the fundamentals of playing drums and percussion instruments while engaging participants in a constructive and high cultured activity.

Our lessons will help participants gain insight into African heritage and culture. Anyone seeking to learn more will quickly be engrossed in their music and traditions. We pride ourselves on teaching the importance of these instruments in the African culture and heritage, and many of the songs we play are accompanied by short stories.

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