West African Drumming Workshop with Amos Kwaku Gabia

West African Drumming Workshop with Amos Kwaku Gabia

FREE - RSVP

Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 4-6pm (BKCM Concert Hall – 58 7th Ave.)

Join Amos Kwaku Gabia for a West African drumming professional development workshop geared to ADULTS of all levels. The event will take place at the BKCM Concert Hall. Participants will learn and practice basic rhythmic technique on the djembe, kpalango and dun dun. The workshop will include drumming, storytelling, dance and song from Ghana. Drums and small percussion will be provided, or you may bring your own. Please feel free to record on your devices!

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Health and Safety Protocols:

  • Everyone must show a Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass to attend.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all participants.

The Artist:

Amos Kwaku Gabia is a professional musician from Ghana, West Africa. At an early age, he was introduced to music and started performing with the Noko Yedzen group. He plays a variety of instruments including the djembe, dun dun, kpanlogo, flute, and asalato.

Amos is a founding member of Saha, Ekome Feemo and performed with the award winning Salaka Ensemble. While still living in Ghana, he led programs for groups of travelers from around the world interested in learning about West African culture through its music and dance.

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BKCM Faculty, Undergrad and Continuing Education Students, General Admission