Spring Term 2023 Community African Drumming

April 4 - June 6, 2023

This fun group – open to community members ages 12 and older – meets every Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm on the EOU campus (Loso Hall, Room 123).


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. 


Class dates:  April 4 - June 6, 2023

Drums are provided. No experience necessary.



Spring Term online registration is now open!



Youth scholarships are available for community members ages 18 and younger.

Visit artcentereast.org/ace-youth-scholarship for information about the reduced-cost opportunity.


Spring Term Community African Drumming Instructor:


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 person plays a short rhythm that interconnects with others, creating something larger than each drummer 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.