The Taal Inc School of Rhythm drummed a lot in November. We started new batches of our West African Djembe and Drum Classes in Mumbai & Pune. While our beginner djembe batch performed in public for the first time at our community drum circle at Paper tells, we also started a series of introductory Djembe workshops at ‘Happy streets’ an initiative by the Times of India Group.
To celebrate Children’s Day we conducted a West African Dance workshop for our Djembe students at the DLRC school. This workshop for the students of our Drum Classes led by our fabulous dance teacher Akshata Parekh along with our Djembe teachers not only gave the students an insight in to folk dance and West African traditions but also got students of all age groups & staff to move the groovy beats of the drum.
The highlight, however, was the TTMDA (Tam Tam Mandingue International Djembe Academy) Djembe workshop by Kelvin Kew, a senior certified Djembe instructor based out of Singapore. His wonderful energy, simple but fun & challenging teaching methods left the participants of this Drum Workshop awestruck and craving for more. His ability & sheer skill as a teacher quickly got students into the groove and spirit of West African Music and African Drumming Groups with a lot of drumming, singing & dancing.