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Community African Drumming (Age 12+)

April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2023

April 4 – June 6 Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join this fun group and explore the drumming rhythms of traditional West African music! Learn how to play the djembe (a goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands) or refine your djembe skills in this class. Drums are provided. All skill levels are welcome in this lively community class. All supplies included. Register online at

Instructor: Celine Burke

Celine Burke holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a focus in percussion performance and a minor in psychology from Eastern Oregon University.  She was first introduced to African drumming in an EOU class led by John McKinnon and Luke McKern in 2007, and she has been hooked ever since. Celine loves that each drummer plays a short rhythm that interconnects with others, creating something larger than each person can play alone. The dynamic rhythms, welcoming atmosphere, and fun people in the Community African Drumming group make it the favorite part of her week.

Cost: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)

Location: Loso Hall (Room 123), EOU campus in La Grande

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April 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Art Center East


1 University Blvd
La Grande, 97580
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