African Rhythms Masterclass

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Discover and experience African rhythms with Ebrima Mass

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Would you like to learn more about the various rhythmic signatures of west African music? Join us for this free of charge masterclass.

Ebrima is a professional Djembe player from Gambia. The djembe, pronounced jem-bay, is an integral part of life in West Africa. Different rhythms and the accompanying dances are performed at events such as weddings, births, and funerals.

Djembe creates intoxicating rhythm that charges you into dancing whenever you hear it. The rhythms can be simple or complex but when a group plays together, each person playing a different rhythm, the layers interlock to form the complete polyphonic sound. At times, they may come together as one in a united pattern before diverging again into something more complex. Periodically a lead drummer will play a call, signifying a change in rhythm, or a series of calls and responses, and soloists will take their turn to shine. The performance may be accompanied by dancing and even acrobatics.

In this masterclass, Ebrima will be taking us on a journey across different rhythmic patterns.

Applications are open for all ages and styles.. Musicians, dancers, and those who are just culturally curious are more than welcome to join.

Where: Bâtiment IV – Tiers lieu culturel

When: 6th of August 2022 | 11h – 14h

Please note that this event implements CovidCheck 2G/2G+

BELONG is hosted by IWHO asbl, and benefits from the support of ESCH 2022, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, OEUVRE Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Rocklab, and Bâtiment IV.


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August 6, 2022 11:00 am
August 6, 2022 2:00 pm
66 Rue de Luxembourg 4149 Esch-sur-Alzette