The West African Talking Drum


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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600.

It’s time to play some drums! Participants will learn about Ghana in West Africa and explore a drumming tradition that dates back 800 years. Experience how music is an integral part of all societies of this region. Through a hands-on workshop we will see how music speaks to a community, and how it can make a village dance. Ages 12-18.

Presented by Bird Fleming of the Traditional Music Society.

Fleming is a professional percussionist, educator and performer. He holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Park University and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with certificate in African-American Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and teaches World Music at Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, MO.