West African Djembe Class

April 29, 2019 1 min read

West African Djembe Class

June & July Class Schedule

Djembe and Dundun Classes

Wula hosts Open Level Djembe & Dundun Class at our shop in Astoria. Teachers throughout the year include: Michael Markus, M'Bemba Bangoura, Mangue Sylla, & Special Artists.

Learn proper technique and sounds, and break down West African rhythms for the Djembe and Dundun.

Saturday Classes:

June 8th - No Class, enjoy the day!

June 15th- No CLASS! Sorry, but next week for sure!

June 22nd - Michael Markus Teaches! 12:00-2:00 pm. 

June 29th- The Great Mangue Sylla! 2 classes, 12:00-1:30, 2:00-3:30 July 6 - TBD

July 13 - YES Details to follow

Class Cost: $20 per class session
Djembe Rental: $5
Dunduns are provided!

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Michael Markus playing a djembe drum

MICHAEL MARKUS

Markus has spent over 20 years performing, teaching and studying West African styles of drumming. After receiving his BFA in percussion from Ithaca College, he fell in love with Djembe and moved to New York City in 1993. Soon afterwards he found his primary teacher, Master Drummer M’Bemba Bangoura, and began to apprentice in Guinea, West Africa.

Michael is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of cultural arts and socioeconomic development in Guinea, West Africa where he has based the production end of this company, Wula Drum, where authentically elegant and professional sounding African drums are crafted.



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