Sunday, November 30, 2008

Six year old draws a picture of Karen drumming with her and her mom

Karen, Maggie & Mom Drawing by Maggie Ploufe, age 6

Jeh Kulu's Drum and Dance Festival

We had a great time at the annual Jeh Kulu drum and dance festival! Although all of our drummers couldn't make it, we had two dancers that did, Johnna and Melanie.
Karen got to dance to two drum rhythms she is familiar with and together with Melanie and Johnna, taught it to the Soma Beats dancers in Saranac Lake.
James got to play drums with the master drummers from Africa during dance class and he had a blast and elevated his level of playing one step further. The show was amazing as usual and we had great classes with Ismael Bangoura and Moussa Traore. Karen met Pape Ba from Casamance, the town where James' drum teacher is from in Senegal.
Next year we hope everyone can join us!