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6-Week African Djembe Drumming Series

$80Purchase required to enroll
with Gary Meitrott
Wednesday: 7:30 - 8:45pm
January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: DRUM5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: DRUM10

Learn how to play the Djembe! Fun is a by-product, but first build from within the wisdom of the drum known as djembe! No experience is necessary and drums are provided.

Gary Meitrott brings an entertaining and educational introduction from his theatrical background along with his personal passion for teaching the style and technique of the djembe. As Gary says, “the drum is automatically a builder of community, but knowing how to release the power only comes from knowing how to speak its specific language, offering each drummer a responsible part in creating a drumming community, giving a further development of trust and intimacy in that circle."

Gary, student of the ethnic hand drum for over 30 years, brings an in depth knowledge of West African drum known as the djembe. Many decades ago Gary studied intensely with Babatunde Olatunji and also had further enhanced learning with YaYa DiYallo. Gary Meitrott started Drum Journeys of Earth in Rutland over twenty years ago, a school of numerous styles of hand percussion including, Cuban, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Irish, and Native American styles.