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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

There's nothing like owning your own handmade djembe!  Join us on March 25th from 10:30 to 6:00 at Fresh Produce Music Hall in Macon, Georgia to put the finishing touches on your very own handmade djembe in a drum making workshop with William Rodriguez of Archaic Roots. Rodriguez, a shamanic drummer and instrument builder based in Lakemont Georgia, regularly leads workshops to teach participants how to put the head on the djembe.  While he usually works in north Georgia, he's bringing this unique chance to Macon on March 25th. Handmade djembe embody the spirit of the tree that the shell...

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Drumming with Kids

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Drumming with Kids

When I got a surprise visit from these little angels, I have to admit, I panicked. I have no toys in my house and didn't know how I was going to entertain a 3-year old and a 2-year old. But djembe saved the afternoon!! First, they both just stared at the drums as if I'd placed some alien life in front of them. But it only took a few seconds for the musical genius to start flowing.  Our jam session rocked! My nieces reminded me that children and drumming go hand in hand.  Kids are naturally drawn to music.  And, for...

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