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Wed, Feb 01


The Clubhouse in Catonsville

African Drumming Workshop- "Talking Drums"

This four-week class for 4th-8th graders teaches the basic language and techniques of African Drumming.

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African Drumming Workshop- "Talking Drums"
African Drumming Workshop- "Talking Drums"

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2023, 5:00 PM EST – Feb 22, 2023, 6:00 PM EST

The Clubhouse in Catonsville, 10 St. Timothy's Lane, Catonsville MD 21228


About the Event

This four-week class for 4th-8th graders, will teach participants the basic language and techniques of African Drumming applying them to original drum cadences named after African and African American leaders, all created by Beyond the Natural instructor Moziah Bradley in his “Talking Drums” curriculum.

This class is four Wednesdays in a row; February 1- February 22.   The final class on February 22nd will feature a performance by the children, as well as by the instructor, Mosiah Bradley. 

Fee: $20 per student for all four classes OR $30 for two students (bring a friend or sibling!) for all four classes

All materials provided.  Class size is limited.  Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent. 

Instructors: Moziah Brantley was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. His primary instrument is the drum set and he learned African drumming while in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988 where he attended workshops and studied with the great Babatunde Olatunji.  Moziah was able to journey through a successful career in music which led to a Grammy-winning percussion performance on "Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration" produced by the legendary Quincy Jones.  Moziah says that music is meaningful because of the way it moves the spirit of people when they participate in it. He believes it is a spiritual process that awakens the ancestors and allows him to then honor them. Read more about the instructors at Beyond the Natural

About the Venue: The Clubhouse is a 100-seat, intimate performance space located in the heart of the Catonsville Arts District. Recently acquired, it is owned and operated by the Baltimore County Arts Guild and serves as a center of the arts in Baltimore County. Additional classrooms provide space for classes and workshops.

This program is made possible in part by the Citzens of Baltimore County, the Catonsville Arts District, Baltimore County Arts Guild, and the Maryland State Arts Council


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