Study in Africa Photo Blog: Ghana Winter 2012

Over the years, one of the things I’ve loved most about leading the ThisWorldMusic/UMass Amherst Study in Africa program is getting to know the participants. Sure, studying African music and dance is a thrill, but it’s the people, not just the rhythms,...

ZUMIX African Drumming Ensemble: Winter Showcase Performance

Had a great time performing with my student African Drumming ensembles last week at ZUMIX, the community music school in inner city East Boston where I started the African Drumming program in 2007. ZUMIX has grown a lot since then, recently winning the 2011 National...

Arranging African Drumming for Performance

The following is adapted from “Developing an African Drumming Program for Your Music Classroom,” created by ThisWorldMusic in partnership with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This is the third in a series of three installments on arranging for an...

African Drumming Residency at University School of Milwaukee

Just got some really nice pics back from the University School of Milwauke (USM) residency I did at the beginning of the school year.  This project was in collaboration with the USM Music Department and Miriam Altman, the Middle School Choral Director there and a...