Djembe Playday!

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Come help us break the world record for the most Dejembe drummers playing simultaneously!
The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Toronto
Registration Begins at 11:30 a.m. - Drumming Starts at 1:00 p.m.
B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Drum - and we'll have a few loaners on hand too)
Free Admission!

#DjembePlayday #ComeWithTheDrum #SlapASkin

On Sunday, February 12, at Toronto's Opera House, Culchahworks will host a free DJEMBE PLAYDAY, and attempt to break the world record for the most djembe drummers playing simultaneously!

The mass drumming event will be led by some of the city's most prominent drummers, including Guinean/Ivory Coast master drummer Amara Kante, and prominent artist Kobena Aquaa-Harrison.

The djembe has a rich and powerful legacy, and has arguably become the most popular of all African percussion instruments. "At first blush, this would seem to be a great thing - but in reality, the djembe is just the latest victim of cultural appropriation from Africa," says Andrew Craig, founder, Culchahworks Arts Collective. "No one would think to buy a violin and just start playing it without any instruction - we recognize the instrument has a history, a legacy, specific playing techniques, and a vast repertory of music written for it. The djembe is absolutely no different - yet people rarely take the time to investigate its legacy, and learn to play it properly. Thanks to TD, we have an opportunity to create an event that offers some education, but also a huge amount of fun!"

Come and learn the history, legacy, and proper playing technique for West Africa's most famous drum - and help set a new world record!
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By: Culchahworks Arts Collective