CDP is not currently offering classes and performances.
Our partner organization Hooked On Drums™ brings the upbeat, inspiring rhythms of West African djembe drumming to kids in urban Chicago. Hooked On Drums offers artistic residencies, ongoing classes, workshops and performances at schools, parks, neighborhood groups and community organizations.
More than just a way to “blow off steam” or “keep kids off the street,” Hooked On Drums gets kids hooked on authentic, traditional music, allowing them to explore African heritage while sharpening their minds on a complex musical idiom. And the rhythms are irresistible!
Hooked On Drums is deeply committed to teaching African music as a vehicle for fostering creativity, curiosity, discipline, self-confidence and well-being in youth—above all, inner-city, at risk youth.
Past programs have been offered at:
Hooked On Drums
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THE CHICAGO DJEMBE PROJECT
Jim Banks: Manager, 2849 E. 93rd St. Chicago, IL 60617
Click to e-mail us at manager @chidjembe.com
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