After a brief history of how African drums and rhythms moved west, students will get right into learning the basic techniques of proper slaps and tones on the conga drum. As rhythms are presented the lesson will be adjusted to each student's experience and level. My intention is for all students to be able to jam with me by the end of class. After a short break, we will head over to the local Latin Jazz Jam. There will be beer and tacos available for purchase. Enjoy the great music and see what you've just learned live in action!
After a two-decade long career with San Diego’s B-Side Players, I am on a mission to continue my musical vision quest. I specialize in highlighting the diverse richness of ancient drumming and demonstrate what hand drums are capable of at the highest level. I've studied Afro Cuban percussion for more than 25 years and have been teaching since 1998. I serve as a bridge to the raw spirit of the drum and enjoy helping others tap into their primal heartbeat.
The drum lesson will take place in Barrio Logan's historic Chicano Park. The Latin Jazz Jam Session is held on Thursday nights at Border X Brewery where guests can enjoy tacos and refreshments.
We will meet at the park for the drum lesson and travel together over to Border X Brewery for the Latin Jazz Jam Session.
Conga Lesson & Jam Session Barrio Logan