Rhythm Traders and Keys, Beats, Bars have joined forces to bring you a weekend of special drumming focusing on rhythms from Senegal, West Africa with Master Drummer Mapathe Diop. Mapathe will be teaching rhythms using Sabar, Dun Dun, and Djembe drums. He will teach the "how to" aspects of each rhythm as well as to convey the cultural context and history in this fun and supportive format. Disability Affirmative.
Mapathe will teach two Portland workshops (Dec. 3rd). One is designed for youth and young adults and thanks to our sponsors, is FREE for those 25 and under. Share the link and spread the word!! This is followed by a Sabar and Dun Dun workshop, open to the general public. The Eugene (Dec.2nd) workshop is open to all ages and abilities.
Mapathé Diop is a Master Drummer from Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. Mapathé has drummed his entire life, having been born to a hereditary caste of griot entertainers among the Wolof people where he performed regularly at traditional ceremonies. Since arriving in the United States in 1992, he has taught and frequently performed in the Seattle area and generally throughout the West Coast. His relaxed and thorough teaching approach facilitates the learning of traditional Senegalese rhythms of Wolof, Serer, Lebou, Laubé and Walo people.
Eugene Workshop Sabar, Djembe, Dun-dun Rhythms with Mapathe Diop from Senegal! Saturday, December 2nd 2023 2:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. All ages, no experience required. Drums can be provided and please bring yours if you have a Djembe, Dun Dun or Sabar drum. $25
Denfinity Dance Studio
1325 Jefferson Street
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Portland Young Adult Drumming Workshop with Mapathe Diop from Senegal! Dec. 3 3:30 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Though this class if student focused, all ages are welcome especially if you are new to Senegalese rhythms or want to take both Portland workshops. Drums can be provided but please bring yours if you have a Djembe, Dun Dun or Sabar drum. Please register here even if you are attending free so that we can be sure to have space for you. $25/ Free for participants under 25.
Portland Sabar, Djembe, Dun-dun Rhythms with Mapathe Diop from Senegal! Dec. 3 5:15 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. (18+ recommended) Drums can be provided and please bring yours if you have a Djembe, Dun Dun or Sabar drum. $25
818 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
For more information please visit our Facebook Event Page and www.keysbeatsbars.org
If you are signing up for multiple people, add your ticket to the cart and then select the quantity. If you are signing up for more than one workshop, select the workshop you desire, and add them to your cart separately. Also, please email us at email@example.com if you have your own drum or will need a drum. We will do our best to honor those requests
Sponsored by Rhythm Traders and Keys, Beats, Bars and made possible in part by a generous grant from the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and City of Portland's Office of Violence Prevention. Co-sponsored by Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education, Propulsion Network, Afro World Music PDX, AC Music Productions, World Beat NW.