Pioneers of Percussion Festival: Reich in Ghana - Drumming Workshop

Music, Classical and opera
Steve Reich
© Jeffrey Harman
In the early 1970s, Steve Reich travelled to Ghana to immerse himself in West African drumming traditions: in the process, he created a new, compelling musical language full of complex and shifting polyrhythms. For this workshop, participants will be joined by Ghanaian master drummer Abass Dodoo and classically-trained percussionist Serge Vuille to explore the profound influence of West African drumming on Reich’s music of the 1970s.