2019 Diverse Drumming Workshops

This program is an initiative that has evolved over many years and through many different styles of drumming. In 2019 the program will be focused on West African Drumming. 

These active and engaging workshops aim to educate students in West African drumming techniques using djembe drums and dunduns. Led by our experienced tutor Yacou Mbaye, these workshops develop rhythm patterns and culminate in a performance work that can be taken back to school and shared with the school community.

Students and teachers attending this workshop can expect to learn about performing in an ensemble, keeping in  time and following a leader, different percussion instruments with a focus on the Djembe Drum, correct techniques for endurance and great sound, learning various rhythms that form a performance piece, and improvisation.

Applications Open: Term 4 2018, Week

Applications Close: Term 1 2019, Week

Online applications for the Diverse Drumming workshops are open to all NSW Public Schools students from Years  – 12. The program will be held in Term 1, Week 5. There is a participant fee of $33.00 per student (incl GST) with the workshop running from 9 am – 2.30 pm on the day.

Workshop Dates and Venues:

Dates and venues to be confirmed in Term 2 and displayed here in Term 3

Maximum student number per workshop:

Click the link below to apply for an available workshop near you:

Please click here to apply for the 2018 workshops!

 

Workshop Schedule:

Time

Activity

9:00am

Registration / set up

9:30am

Names of drums / Basic techniques

10:00am

Fundamentals: time keeping, coordination Djembe – Rhythms #1 ,#2 & #3; Bell rhythms; Call

11:00am

Break

11:15am

Add dunduns; add more auxiliary percussion; How the performance is structured

1:00pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Practice to performance standard; incorporate improvisation

2:15pm

Performance

2.30pm

Session End

 

TutorPicture of Drumming Tutor
Yacou was born in Dakar, Senegal and coming from a family of musicians, it is no wonder that from a tender age he exhibited a flair for music and dance. He has relocated to Australia a few years ago and performs in many diverse professional groups across the country. He specialises in the tama, dun duns and sabar. Yacou also has tutored African drumming and dance with community and school groups over many years. His energy for African music is contagious and inspiring.

 

For further information please contact:

Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190 Catherine.gilholme@det.nsw.edu.au

Jesse Aviu, Arts Initiatives Support Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1170 ArtsInitiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

 

 

 

 

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