Mar 05 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Adama’s West African Drumming Workshop

In-person drumming class for everyone from elementary-age kids to adults! Taught by LEAF Master Teaching Artist Adama Dembele each Saturday from 2-3 at LEAF Global Arts Experience. Adama is a master djembefola (djembe player) and has been a part of LEAF since 2005. He currently teaches year-round after-school classes with LEAF Schools & Streets, and he is excited to offer virtual classes in which students can take a journey to explore the sounds, rhythms, and movements of West African culture right from their own home! One on One socially distanced class is also available at LEAF Global arts!

Adama Dembele is a master djembéfola (djembe player) from Ivory Coast, West Africa. Born into a family of musicians, he has toured several continents with various major acts such Oumou Sangare, Salif Keita, Affou Keita, Sogona Djata, and many others. Adama has played in several drum and dance companies such as Yelemba d’Abidjan, Ensemble Koteba, Congoba, and many more.

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Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.