The Chicago Djembe Project: West African Djembe Drumming, Youth & Adult Classes, Performances, North American Managers for Famoudou Konate

CDP is not currently offering classes and performances.


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CDP Instructor Lilian Friedberg with Woodshed
students Erin Rapoport and Edna Walker, 2001.

Learn to play African Drums with CDP!
Djembe Woodshed African Drumming Workshops

Fall 2008 Class at the Hooked On Drums Studio in Chicago


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A few of the "Woodshed regulars" of 1999-2002: Arnie Pinkus,
Ketu Oladuwa, Steve Foster and Robert Anderson.

The Chicago Djembe Project's intensive West African Djembe and Dundun (bass drum) drumming workshops are for beginning and experienced students looking for authentic, professional instruction.

In several weeks of concentrated study, you'll work through a complete traditional composition from the Malinke ethnic group of Guinea, West Africa, the source of the Djembe orchestra and its repertoire. Instruction includes:

  • History and Purpose of the rhythm in African culture
  • Accompaniment Patterns on Bass Drums and Djembes
  • Solo Patterns specific to each rhythm
  • Technique and handing skills

Our classes encourage students to take the djembe seriously as a musical instrument and respect it as an expression of a sophisticated culture.

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More Woodshed regulars: Robert Anderson,
Karen Shields and Amy Lusk, 2000.

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Woodshed students Helen Bond and Steve Foster (inside left/right) with CDP Instructors Lilian Friedberg and Jim Banks(outside left/right) performing in 2002.


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Lilian Friedberg:
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Jim Banks: Manager, 2849 E. 93rd St. Chicago, IL 60617
t: 773-251-8067
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