West African Drumming



Michael J. Taylor, Instructor

After School Matters and Church on the Block are teaming up!

After School Matters® is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized Gallery programs. To learn more, click here. http://afterschoolmatters.org/about/ASM-model

Up to 30 Austin students will gain after school employment while developing leadership skills through the art and rhythm of West African Drumming. Specifically, teens learn about the djembe drum and the cultures from which it comes. Teens will also put together a final performance that incorporates hand techniques for djembe drumming, stick techniques for dounun drumming, songs, traditional rhythms and improvisation.

About Michael J. Taylor