Shekere Workshop for Children and Adults With Caru Thompson

Date(s) - 09/11/2021
11:00 am-3:30 pm

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Kingston Point Beach


JOIN US on Sept 11th for a hands-on SHEKERE* workshop, as part of our 2nd Annual SANKOFA series this fall. This preliminary workshop will teach shekere making for all ages and skill levels with Carol “Caru” Thompson, a local African-American shekere master and percussionist in partnership with Circle Creative Collective and MyKingstonKids.

A *shekere is a traditional African percussion instrument made from hollowed-out gourds and decorated on the outside with beads, shells, seeds or nuts woven into a net. They have been a pivotal and essential part of West African and Yoruba culture.

Those in attendance of this class will also learn rhythms and songs as well as will be invited to take part in the final Sankofa celebration on October 2nd at Kingston Point Beach. Each ticket is for one gourd and it is encouraged that families decorate one together, or each child has an adult to help and co-create each gourd.