Matica can provide d'jembes (hand drums) and djun djuns (stick drums) which make up the "djembe orchestra." These are all drums that Joel and Heidi have carved from ecologically harvested wood.
Tuning and info on drum construction is also a topic for students.
Class is appropriate for varied settings as well as students with special needs.
Residencies can culminate in a performance.
Students will develop a deep connection to the drum through MATICA'S DRUM-MAKING WORKSHOPS for D'JEMBE and D'JUN
Hand and Stick drumming
This week's rhythm is JOLE, An Afro-latin Rhythm that is played with a mixture of drums(africa/Southamerica).
Joel Melendez with R.I.M
John Fitts, Tri-town Post