The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is offering new summer arts classes for teens and adults.
Instructor: Ryan Murray
July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st – 6:00pm-7:30pm
Ages 14 and up
Price: $20 per class or $75 for all 4 sessions
This class, for all experience levels, will focus on widely used rhythmic structures found in the popular and folkloric music of South and North America. We’ll use those structures to create melodic rhythms that can be played alone, in a band, or with a large ensemble or drum circle. This class is designed for: people who enjoy group drumming, people who want to incorporate percussion into a band, people who want to play drums for their friends to dance to, and people who want to try new instruments and learn about Caribbean and Latin percussion traditions. Congas, surdos, djembe, bells, shakers, you name it. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.
Ryan Murray is the musical director of Baton Rouge’s award winning batucada group, Bloco Jacaré. He also plays popular and folkloric music in several other New Orleans based bands.