Hear the drums beat…

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ALMERIA STRINGS normally focus on instruments of the stringed variety. However, some of their special events give people the opportunity to hear music of other types, and from all over the world.

Pop August 16 in your diary for a special night. This fundraising event, African Drumming Workshop with Louis Wonderat is held at Desert Stars in Tabernas is from 8.00 until 10 pm. Tuition costs €15 with all proceeds going to support the Universal Wonderful Street Academy in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

The academy was established by Louis Yeboah Wonder Doe (artist name Louis Wonder) a Ghanaian musician aware of the importance of education and committed to eradicate extreme poverty and improve the living conditions of the street children in Accra. The academy provides free education and meals to these children, while also paying the annual fee for national health insurance providing each child with free health care.

The event will start with a performance where Louis will demonstrate traditional African drumming and singing with different drums and percussion instruments. Following the performance Louis will teach workshop participants drumming techniques and rhythms on a djembe (African drum). After the workshop all the participants can join in a drumming circle where they will jam with Louis.

 For further information or to reserve a space call Nadine and Andy Highfield on 634 347 930 or email [email protected].

 

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