Thames – 18th of August – 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd
Cambridge – 26th of August – Ignite Arts Academy
Raglan – 1st of September – Raglan town hall
Auckland – 15th of September – St Johns Church Hall, 245 Bucklands Beach Rd,
Come join us for a full day of African drum and dance.
New players welcome, Drums provided, no experience necessary!
Suitable for beginner to intermediate players, we will start with the basics and gently build from there to playing full blown african polyrhythms using a variety or african percussive instruments over the course of the day. You will be amazed at what we can achieve together!
You will also have the opportunity to learn the high energy dances that go along with these rhythms which will further enhance your understanding of the rhythms and is great fun form of exercise!
the days schedual will run something like this:
10:00 – 12:00 : African Drumming
1:00 – 2:00 : Break for Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 : African dance
Early bird rate for the full day course is $50 for those who have registered and paid before the cut off date.
Regular rate is $60, and there will be limited door sales available.
Alternatively contact Nathan on 0211567712 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book or enquire.
A bit about our hosts
Recently back from a tour of west Africa where he spent time studying with the Griots (traditional holders of musical knowledge), Nathan Bregmen has been playing drums for over 20 years, and has been studying African drumming for around 10 years.
Captured by the ability of African drumming to build community and bring people together playing music in a short space of time, the African Drum has quickly become Nathans instrument of choice.
His light hearted but attentive teaching style has quickly made him a favourite with many students around the country
Amanda Waugh is a relative new comer on the african dance scene, her passion and energy for the artform has led her to quickly develop her repitour with many on stage performances under her belt.
Her on stage charisma and non threatening style has given her the ability to engage with audiences and introduce many a novice to the exciting world of african dance.
She is also a big proponent of the health and fitness benefits of african dance.
“There’s something awesome about feeling exhausted after dancing with such joy and excitement, African Dance has this effect on me every time”
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