World of Percussion

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2015 Summer Program

African drums and Baliphones have been making music for thousands of years. Join us to build drums and xylophones modeled after the ancestor’s designs.

An exploration of melodies and rhythms of West Africa, complimented by student-lead musical creations will round out each day of instrument construction. Join us to build and learn to play traditional rhythms and melodies on these Hands-On Drumming Delight projects.

Visiting Artist Pat Smith is a percussionist with Orchestra New England.

baliphone EWM

traditional baliphone

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