Brown Rice Family and Cumbe Present…
Dr. Djo Bi’s Ivory Coast Drum Workshop
Sunday, March 23rd, 12:00 – 2:00pm * $25
This workshop is open to all levels, beginner to professional, although it would be helpful to know the basic tones of the djembe drum. Students will learn traditional rhythms as well as the unique “secret slap” technique developed by Dr. Djo Bi.
If you own a djembe, please bring it to the workshop. If you need a djembe, you can reserve one, in advance, for $5 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dr. Djo Bi: Hailing from the Ivory Coast, Dr. Djo Bi, is one of the top traditional djembe players in the world and an innovative and creative musician. Dr. Djo Bi was considered a child prodigy, and at the age of 5, learned the traditional drumming of his Gouro ethnic group and then went on to learn the drumming of all 65 ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast, as well as from other W. African nations. As a master musician, he has had the opportunity to join different troupes and travel widely. Dr. Djo Bi has developed his own unique style and sound – the TOPALON Technique, known as the “secret slap”. He has dedicated his life to the drum and is willing to share his skills.