About Sunday African Drumming

Register for classes at 1:00 pm at Mindful Mountain Yoga studio or online.

Hand drums, traditionally the djembe covered with goatskin or congas with cowhide skins, and modern versions made of fiberglass, are the core of our drumming. Learning base, tone and slap sounds, we practice simple beats. Tone, tone, base. The dundun, struck with a small mallet, keeps time. Other hand drums can also play- ashikos, bongos, plus a variety of other percussion played in time with our beat. Cowbells, tambourines, cymbals, clave, gongs, and other sounds that Malcolm has in his bag.

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Our teacher, Malcolm Dendtler, brings a wealth of experience stretching across musical styles and traditions, including African, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Jazz and Caribbean rhythms. Even traditional folk origins and military march find their beats into our classes. See his bio here.

Bring your own drum or we have extra drums available.

Participation happens at everyone's own ability.

Drum beats paced by the heart, 4 to 6 times faster than breath, entrained by currents and eddies of a universal rhythm.

We practice beats, simple or progressively complex, drumming together toward an eventual crescendo! Lots of fun but also -

Drumming reduces blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety and stress.

Brain white matter and cognitive function increase.

Drumming reduces stress and increases immunity.

Group drumming improves anxiety and attention. It taps into feeling alive and joyful!

Drumming is an activity which can reach deep inside us. Vibrations bring exhilaration and healing. Sundays, we have drumming class sessions at Mindful Mountain Yoga studio. $60 for 4 weeks or else $20/drop-in class. Classes meet 1:00 to 2:30 pm and are introductory level. Bring your own drum or use ours. Technique, listening and active participation. 

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