In this residency the focus is on learning basic rhythmic concepts. After beginning with the foundation, we will get into specific rhythms and learn more complex rhythmic ideas such as syncopation and poly rhythms. We will use common percussion patterns that are found throughout the different drumming traditions of the African Diaspora. Emphasis is placed on the ability to truly listen to the music and rhythms which are around us every day. The ability to "hear" is a powerful tool in critical thinking and connects us with our communities and environment.
Common Threads (Assembly)
Caribbean Rhythms (Workshop)