W. Che Cartafalsa
In this highly interactive program Che’ emphasizes instrumental technique, listening skills and the building of multilayered rhythms in percussion that he learned while living in Africa. A multitude of authentic instruments are available for students to play in the workshop to help them learn the traditional rhythms from Mali, Guinea and Nigeria.
Hands-on West African Drumming Workshop (Grades 3-12)
Che’ emphasizes instrumental technique, listening skills and the building of multilayered rhythms in percussion. Che’ has lived in Africa and has learned from the percussion masters and passes his knowledge onto his students. A multitude of authentic instruments are utilized in the workshop to help students learn the traditional rhythms from Mali, Guinea and Nigeria. Students will play a wide variety of percussion instruments native to the countries of Africa.
Length: 60 minutes
Class size: 25-30 students
Back to Back Workshops: $355
Four Workshops: $715
About the Artist
Che’ Cartafalsa is a professional musician, instrument maker and educator whose work has brought him from concert halls and orchestras to rock bands and onto West African street weddings. Che’ is a member of Toubabou and the White-Eyed Lizard Band who have played throughout the Northeast for the past several years.