Spring Term 2024 Community African Drumming

April 2 - June 4 on Tuesdays

This fun group – open to community members ages 19 and older – meets every Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm on the EOU campus (Loso Hall, Room 123).


Note: Spring Term 2024 C.A.D. is not a beginning class. It is open to participants who already have some African hand drumming experience.


Continue exploring the drumming rhythms of traditional West African music in this fun class! Expand your skills on the djembe – the famous goblet-shaped drum played with bare hands – as part of this lively group.


Drums are provided. Class size is limited.

 Spring Term 2024 cost: $45 for current ACE members; $55 for non-members



Class dates: 

April 2 - June 4, 2024


Spring Term 2024 Community African Drumming Instructor:


 Ty Bowen was raised in Elgin and saw the Eastern Oregon University West African Hand Drum Ensemble perform at his school when he was in third grade. He decided then that he would try it out when he got to college. While studying history at EOU, Ty took beginning and then advanced West African Hand Drum classes in 2016 with EOU Music Department faculty member Luke McKern. Ty joined the ACE Community African Drumming group after he graduated, and he continues to have the honor and privilege of playing in the EOU West African Hand Drum Ensemble.