African and Caribbean Drum Classes
Join Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots in a hands-on drumming class focusing on folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming and percussion. Students will learn hand and instrument technique,how drum and percussion patterns fit together, the cultural context of the music and challenging drum patterns and exercises, accompanying songs in many languages. Traditional instruments are provided; all levels of adults and mature teens are welcome, on Thursdays March 27; April 3 an 10; May 1 and 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at North Star, 35 Russel Street, in Hadley, Mass. RSVP is required at [email protected] Visit northstarteens.org for directions or tamarackhollow.com for further information.