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March 29, 2017

Marita and I just recently completed a successful residency in New Hampshire. Both Students and Teachers were thrilled to learn more about drumming and dancing from West Africa. In this video you see the beginning of a school wide assembly to kick off our residency! 

January 14, 2017

WHERE: Portland Friends Meeting House

1837 Outer Forest Ave, Portland

WHEN: 5 Wednesday evenings 

January 18+25, February 1, 8+15

TIME: 6-7:30pm

COST: $130 (Djembes are available to rent. Please let me know!)

Sign up now as group size is limited!

Pre registration is required to attend! 

Contact Annegret Baier:

207-871-8859

annegret@maine.rr.com

Ready to perform with Inanna in Venice, Florida 

2015 Photo by Howard Reben 

January 6, 2017

Start the new year with drumming...

I hope you had a good beginning of 2017 and are now ready to play some drums! 

I'm offering a 5 week drum class for Beginner and Intermediate drummers focusing on the rhythms from West Africa. We will learn to play Djembe and the three bass drums Dounounba, Sangba and Kenkeni to create interesting polyrhythms that are fun to play in a group.

WHERE: Portland Friends Meeting House

1837 Outer Forest Ave, Portland

WHEN: 5 Wednesday evenings January 18+25, February 1, 8+15

TIME: 6-7:30pm

COST: $130 (Djembes are available to rent. Please let me know!)

Sign up now as group size is limited!

Pre registration is required to attend! 

Contact Annegret Baier:

207-871-8859

annegret@maine.rr.com

December 30, 2016

Here’s a cool youtube video I came across some time ago which shows the interconnection of rhythm to everyday activities in Guinea, West Africa: walking, working, singing and playing music together. I like the images beginning at 1’50" where they show the process of making a djembe, from cutting down the tree to carving the body and forging the rings and bells, and then finally stretching the skin and shaving the fur.

December 29, 2016

 Be sure to visit the blog often for the most up to date musings and videos posted by Annegret.  Here is a video with Annegret Baier performing Kaki Lambe, camera work by Debrah Lemattre, editing by Jonne Trees.

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