BY: ALEXIA BROWN MAY 20, 2019
WILL YOU BE AT THE NEXT P.A.S.S.??
A Instrument to Unite the People
BY: ALEXIA BROWN June 2nd, 2019
As you may know, Africa Love and its foundation, Da’African Village, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in California and Nevada, host a weekly drum class led by the Drum Doctor, Mr. Kenneth Brown II a.k.a. Yemesi, that is geared toward drum-lovers of all ages and experience levels.
You can focus on improving your drum skills with the Africa Love team during the weekly classes that are held at Africa Love on Fridays at 6 p.m. Or, you can join the gang on the first Saturday of each month for a monthly drum circle, which is held at Town Square Las Vegas Park from 6 – 8 p.m. during the summer months, and from 5 – 7 p.m. during the winter. While the weekly classes are a private experience, the drum circles are open to a broader audience. You can find people, and drums, of all colors, shapes, and sizes gathered together. The powerful sounds of the African drum, more specifically, the Djembe can be heard all throughout Town Square.
What’s so important about the Djembe?
The thing is, the Djembe has been an intrinsic part of African culture for centuries and generations.
When you visit the drum circle in Town Square, the western cultural understanding of drums is evident – we enjoy it for entertainment. While being entertained is always fun, it is equally important to understand that the Djembe was originally created as a sacred drum.