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West African

Djembe rhythms 


Annegret Baier


two 3-week sessions


Wednesday evenings


session 1 - January 11, 18 & 25 

session 2 - February 1, 8 & 15



Experience the joy of drumming in a group!


Learn grooves for Djembe and Dunun drums.


We will learn a complete rhythm in each session, with all parts for Djembe,

bass drums and percussion instruments creating multiple poly-rhythmic layers!


All levels welcome!




Portland Friends Meeting House, 1837 Forest Ave, Portland



Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

session 1: January 11, 18, 25

session 2: February 1, 8, 15



 $75 for each 3-week session 

Djembes are available for rent. Please let me know at registration!


Pre-registration is required to attend!


Please contact Annegret Baier:


School Residencies and Performances

I offer single or multiple day artist in residence programs at schools all over Maine and New Hampshire, working with students K-12.
My workshops invite the direct participation of students through playful rhythmic exercises including body percussion, movement and drumming.
While supplying a wide variety of authentic African percussion instruments i want the students to have a hands on experience of creating music and playing it with others. In this way they quickly learn the value and reward of listening and working together. 

When adding a dancer to the workshops and performances students can witness the dynamic communication between drummer and dancer and then experience it firsthand through their participation.

My goal in teaching West African drumming and dance is to cultivate appreciation for the diversity and complexities of a culture other than our own.


"I have found that my hand drumming always has a strong primal and physical appeal to audiences and invites the listeners to participate and react directly through hand clapping and dancing. I'm glad to inspire particularly women and younger girls by playing a traditional male instrument hoping to convince them of their power and strength to go out in the world and choose freely what they want to do in their life!"

For more information please contact
Annegret Baier, 207-318-5202 or

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