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West African Drum Lesson – Drumming with Kam

February 5, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


West African Drum class with Kam is a multi-leveled experience that allows beginners to learn the history behind the drum, the basics of rhythms, and techniques while more experienced players learn and practice the accompaniment parts and solos that make up the poly-rhythms of the djembe orchestra. Each class is tailored to the skill level of the students attending. The class is taught by Kam Kelly, life long drummer, drum-maker and repairer. Kam’s wealth of knowledge demonstrates the fascinating patterns of African drumming. He has studied with such teachers as M’Bemba Bangoura, Youssouf Kumbassa, Osei and Yao Ababio and Gene Osborne. Kam has traveled to Guinea to continue to study and learn more about music and culture. Please bring your own drum. If you do not have your own drum you may rent one. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Chairs will be provided. There is plenty of free parking.


February 5, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Y.H. Thomas Community Center
1300 Thomas St
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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