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Stuart's Opera House West African Drumming

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Nelsonville, OH 45764

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Ugata drum classes are taught by Lawrence R

Greene. Ugata or Underground African Themed Arts was created in Southern Ohio and the Mid Ohio Valley to continue the legacy of the Underground railroad and abolitionist movements by using music to spread cultural understanding. He has been teaching drumming for 15 years. We will be playing djembes and djun djun bass drums. Lawrence will bring the djun djun bass drums and a few extra hand drums for students to use during class. He started playing at drum circles almost 20 years ago. As an AmeriCorp member at Inner Harbour in Georgia Lawrence was able to study West African drumming and had the chance to play with his drumming teacher for about 18 hours a week for 10 months. While he was in Georgia he studied with Tam Tam Mandinque an international drumming school every other week and learned from the drum master Mamady Keita in Winston- Salem, NC. As soon as his program was over he returned to Ohio and started to share what he had learned while working as a naturalist at Highland Nature Sanctuary and the Wilds. Lawrence hosts drumming groups at retirement homes, school, for people in recovery and for people with developmental

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