Learn How to Play Traditional West African Drums @ The Klein

If you are in the mood to learn a new skill check out the new program, traditional West African Drum and Dance Workshops being offered at the Klein located in Bridgeport in January. They are offering a children’s/beginners course and an intermediate/advanced course from January 11-20 and on January 28, and February 4.

The courses are taught by Tenisi and Baba Jide Davis, who have been drumming, dancing, and studying with world-renowned master performers since the ages of 5 & 7 years old. The Davis brothers have since shared the stage with the Ballet Merveilles de Guinee, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company, The Sankofa Kuumba Dance ensemble, and many more. Now their goal is to spread culture, history, self-love, and fun through the arts and traditions of Africa.

Tenisi’s additional educational work at The Klein includes starring in the play Frederick Douglass: An American Slave and instructing the Klein Theatre Arts video production course. He has been recognized by the Greater Bridgeport NAACP and won the Berry M. Gordy Artistic Award.

Only 10 slots are available per class to ensure 6-foot distancing can be comfortably maintained, so don’t wait to reserve! Bridgeport students and families of 3 or more receive special pricing. The full course (10 days)is $200-250 ($20-25 per class) Check out the event page for schedule/class times, pricing, and payment plan details.

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