Date: Sunday, Mar 31st, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Stuart’s Opera House
This is a class offered through our Stuart’s Arts Education Program! Join us for an afternoon of drumming with Lawrence Greene. We will be playing djembes and djun djun bass drums. Lawrence will bring the djun djun bass drums and a few extra hand drums for students to use during class.
Ugata drum classes are taught by Lawrence Greene. Ugata or Underground African Themed Arts was created in Southern Ohio and the Mid Ohio Valley to continue the legacy of the Underground railroad and abolitionist movements by using music to spread cultural understanding. He has been teaching drumming for 15 years. We will be playing djembes and djun djun bass drums. Lawrence will bring the djun djun bass drums and a few extra hand drums for students to use during class. He started playing at drum circles almost 20 years ago. As an AmeriCorps member at Inner Harbour in Georgia Lawrence was able to study West African drumming and had the chance to play with his drumming teacher for about 18 hours a week for 10 months. While he was in Georgia he studied with Tam Tam Mandinque an international drumming school every other week and learned from the drum master Mamady Keita in Winston- Salem, NC. As soon as his program was over he returned to Ohio and started to share what he had learned while working as a naturalist at Highland Nature Sanctuary and the Wilds. Lawrence hosts drumming groups at retirement homes, school, for people in recovery and for people with developmental disabilities.
*We would like to make this accessible to all so please choose the ticket type that works best for you.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm
Registration Fee: $0-$22
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