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Free hand drum workshop to be held Sept. 5

On Wednesday evening, Sept.5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., local percussionist Carla Roberts will offer “The Ancient Art of Hand Drumming,” an introduction to the goblet-shaped hand drum called the doumbek, so popular in the dance world.

The workshop will be held at Unit 1, 150 Pagosa St.

Roberts shares the fun of playing percussion in a group setting and demonstrates basic playing techniques on the doumbek drum. The style of hand drumming uses a delicate technique that is easier on the hands than African drumming and emphasizes the exciting, syncopated rhythms found in belly dance music worldwide.

If you have been curious about drumming and all it’s benefits, come and experience the joy and challenge of playing percussion in a group.

This free workshop will be followed by ongoing classes on Wednesday evenings, for those who would like to continue learning.

No previous experience is required and drums are available if you do not have one.

Bring a drum if you do have one.

The Unit 1 studio is located at 150 Pagosa St., next to Rocky Mountain Knives. It is behind a large purple building, on the same side of the street as the Forest Service office and directly across the street from the Pinewood Inn.

To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call Carla Roberts at 903-6478.

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