An opportunity to experience the thrill of West African Drumming, history and song. Perform traditional music and rhythms from Ghana, Guinea, Mali and other countries in West Africa.
The first class can be attended as a one off 'taster' and introduction to West African Drumming.
11th August to September 22nd - 7 weeks
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost: Adults $65 (or $60 for Friends of The Muse); Children: $40; First night only: $15
Bookings recommended: Book here
Join Maganui Stewart to experience the exhilaration of playing West African hand drums with others. Improve your coordination, and enjoy the buzz, shared joy and connection that only drumming with others can create. In this class series, participants will learn traditional West African rhythms and songs. Maganui will help students learn the rhythms and develop their skill.
About the Tutor
Maganui Stewart is a multi-instrumentalist, with her main passions being dance, drumming and singing. She has a Bachelor in Musical Arts from the C.P.I.T (ARA) and runs a regular therapeutic dance class at Burwood Hospital and an Orff Musicianship Class for children at Christchurch School of Music as well as performing regularly with A Capellago World Music Choir as a percussionist and singer and is alsobthe founder and leader of Dekaworwor Drum Ensemble . Maganui is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to opportunities to express themselves through music and dance. She works with indigenous musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa to both support their work and improve her knowledge.