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Traditional Jamaican drumming

music lesson

Traditional Jamaican drumming

6 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
music lesson

Traditional Jamaican drumming

music lesson

Traditional Jamaican drumming

6 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A one of a kind Jamaican experience. You will learn to play authentic traditional Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean drumming patterns and folk songs and chants. Conga, Djembe, Rastafari, Kumina drums provided. The drum circle workshop is every Sunday evening 4:00pm-5:30pm. Class begins with warm up on the drums, then stretching, we then move into a series of exercises for tonal clarity and dexterity in this section beginners will understand technique and basic tones of the drum. We then move into whatever rhythm/folk form that is chosen for the day by me, learn all parts and variations. We cool down the class with Rastafari drumming and chanting or sometimes Kumina depending on the vibe.

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Learn more about Jesse

Jesse

Jesse Golding is a 25 year member of the world renowned National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). As an experienced percussionist, he has toured extensively with the NDTC, showcasing the indigenous Afro-Caribbean sounds of the Drum far and wide. A son of the Arts, he could say that drumming is in his genes. His natural ability was further enhanced under the tutorship of Jamaican cultural icons, former Musical Director of the NDTC, Ms. Marjorie Whylie OD and the late great Professor The Honourable Ralston (Rex) Nettleford OM.

What's included

Equipment
Hand drums and percussion instruments.

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Where you'll be

The experience happens on the compound of a Kingston landmark, The Little Theatre. The studios of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) are located to the back of the property and that's where we will have the drumming experience.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

The class is perfect for beginners intermediate and advanced drummers. Drums are provided for visitors that don't own a drum. However you are encouraged to bring a drum if you can.

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Traditional Jamaican drumming
6 reviews
From $37/person
6 reviews
From $37/person