Drum For Joy Workshop


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Sat, August 10, 2019 | 6:00PM – 830PM | Instructor: Jaqui MacMillan |  Drum For Joy

“Drum For Joy!™ is an interactive experience in which participants use rhythm as a tool to facilitate community, build spirit and promote well being. From simple fun to stress relief, the benefits of a Drum For Joy!™ workshop are numerous. It is an activity where anyone can participate at any musical skill level and all are welcome to join in the fun! In the Drum For Joy!™ workshop participants will learn the language of the drum and how to make their drum sing. Jaqui presents the drum songs in a way that make it fun and easy to learn. By building and playing a simple drum composition, participants will experience the magic of music making and the joy of drumming in a group. This activity also empowers the participants in a way that allows them to improvise and freely express themselves through the music! Instruments are provided for all participants.”

Registration is required due to limited capacity. Participants must be 16 or older and accompanied by an adult if under 18.

Jaqui MacMillan discovered her passion for African drumming in the early 1980’s. Over a span of 15 years, she studied with many Masters, including Babatunde Olatunji, Mamady Keita, Sam Turner, Carlos Moore and Mahiri Fadjimba Keita at the Tam Tam Mandingue School in Washington D.C. Having performed and recorded with some of the top names in the business, she began sharing her joy of drumming with others by teaching classes and facilitating community drum circles. Jaqui has taught privately and given workshops throughout the USA for over 25 years through her program, Drum For Joy!™. The Washington Area Music Association, (WAMA), awarded Jaqui the “World Music Instrumentalist Award” every year from 1995 through 2002 and she was featured in the Women Drummers issue of DRUM! Magazine.