Up Coming Spring African Drumming Courses | April - June 2017
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Wednesday

African/Level 4
6:30 - 9:00 pm
April 10 - June 5
Strathcona CC

African/Level 3
6:30 - 8:00 pm
April 13 - June 1
Strathcona CC

African/Level 1
6:30 - 8:00 pm
April 12 - May 31
Britannia CC

African/Level 2
8:10 - 9:40 pm
April 13 - June 1
Strathcona CC

African/Level 2
8:10 - 9:40 pm
April 12 - May 31
Britannia CC

Spring African Drumming
Wednesdays/Levels 1 & 2
Location
Britannia Community Centre
1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 718-5800
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Registration
To register in Wednesday's level 1 or 2 courses, call or visit Britannia Community Centre. A worker will enrol you and charge your credit card over the phone. Or, you can pay cash, credit or debit, in person at the community centre.
If you’d like to enrol on-line, click this link. On the web page that opens, write african drumming in the search bar. Click the search button and find the appropriate class for you. Then follow the instructions for enrolling on the City of Vancouver ’s recreation department website.
Spring African Drumming
Thursdays/Level 2 & 3
Location
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 713-1838

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Registration
To register in Thursday’s level 1, 3 course, call or visit Strathcona Community Centre. A worker will enrol you and charge your credit card over the phone. Or, you can pay cash, credit or debit, in person at the community centre.
If you’d like to enrol on-line, click this link. On the web page that opens, write african drumming in the search bar. Click the search button and find the appropriate class for you. Then follow the instructions for enrolling on the City of Vancouver ’s recreation department website.
Cost
Level 1, 2 & 3 courses cost $120 and consist of 8 weekly group lessons. Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours for a total of 12 hours of instruction per course.
Course Descriptions (press buttons)
  • African/Level 1

    African/Level 1

    Play traditional West African rhythms on hand drums (djembés) and bass drums (dununs). These introductory lessons are fun and concentrated. Learn basic rhythms. Learn how to strike the drum to produce the right sounds. Halfway through the course dunun playing is introduced. Dununs are African bass drums played with sticks. This level lays the foundation for higher levels. No previous experience is required.

  • African/Level 2

    African/Level 2

    Djembé and dunun rhythms are taught. This course is a continuation of level 1. The rhythms change every session. Therefore, this level can be repeated several times. Completing level one or permission from the instructor is required before enrolling.

  • African/Level 3

    African/Level 3

    Djembé and dunun rhythms and are taught. This course moves faster than level 2 and the rhythms that are taught are more complex. Permission from the instructor is required before enrolling.

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