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Global Street Drumming for Women/Trans/Gender Non-binary Folks

  • Trybe Oakland 2008 Park Boulevard Oakland, CA, 94606 United States (map)

10 Week Class *$180-$350 - Begins April 11 end June 16

Mondays 7:00pm-9:15pm & Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

This is a multilevel class - beginners are enthusiastically welcomed, but there should be a lot to interest experienced musicians as well (and many of the concepts are applicable to other instruments and dance as well as drumming). Learn drum rhythms, chants, movements and performance techniques inspired by street bands and drum corps from various parts of the world. The class is about feeling, counting, and playing rhythms. You'll get a chance to try different drums and percussion instruments in a variety of musical styles. You'll also learn to read and analyze rhythms; improvise and play solos; and interact musically with other players. We'll experiment with using rhythm in movements for social justice - coordinating with chants, etc. We believe in studying and honoring the origins of the music that moves us - so we learn about the historical and cultural origins of each musical style we try out. We will also look at the ways music has been used in movements for cultural survival and social justice. Finally, we take our sounds to the streets! We seek out opportunities to interact in public and at community events. BoomShake also hosts an annual end-of-the-year party and a spring performance showcase for all our workshop participants. We encourage participantss to use performance as an opportunity to express themselves creatively, support each other, and get in touch with their own power! We work to create a welcoming space for people who identify as women, girls, trans and gender-non binary. A place where people from various walks of life can come to recharge, have fun, and learn to make our movements more joyful! 

Event Cost: $180 - $350

Registration: Visit to register and for more information about this exciting class!