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African Drumming with Ssasi

Music - Instruments

Students will learn to make popular West African beats with djembe drum. A school set of djembes is required. If desired, an additional class could be added for the students to make their own djembe drums from recycled materials. Contact Ssasi to discuss.

Grade SuitabilityAll
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required1 hour class time (or whatever length of time is allowed per period)
Material RequiredSet of djembes drums
Language of InstructionSsasi speaks French but can work with the students in English.
CommunitiesAll

Ssasi Mahamadou Sangaré

Sassi is from Mali, West Africa. He is  a singer/composer,  and plays the bamboo flute, djembe drum and some guitar. Sassi know several traditional dances from Mali, Africa. He also creates fabric art known as bogolan, or mud cloth. This works well for either wall hangings or t-shirts.

Contact the artist

  • 867-334-5960 (French) 867-335-1787 (English)
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