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Workshop Studies African Drums

Posted on January 29th, 2007

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record

Ben Yoder tries his hand at drumming
Ben Yoder, 6, of Harrisonburg tries his hand at drumming Saturday at an African drum workshop at EMU. More than 20 students, faculty and community members gathered to learn the drumming style from University of Virginia Instructor Michelle Kisliuk.
Photo by Thomas J. Turney

A little part of Africa grooved its way onto the EMU campus on Saturday.

For a few hours, 20 students, faculty and community members gathered for an African drumming workshop in the Main Stage Theater. African students, farm kids from Pennsylvania and local children worked together to make music with various African drums, bells and rattles.

The idea, says theater director Heidi Winters Vogel, was to prep students for the drumming scenes in EMU

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