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Drum Building Camp with Drums 4 Life
- $150 registration fee, lunch & equipment provided
About This Program
During this 5-day camp, students will create a djembe drum from start to finish. By the end of the week, they will have their own drum, of which they will know the history and origins, identification methods, and foundational djembe drumming patterns. The camp is led by Drums 4 Life founder and instructor Kojo Bey, who has over 20 years of experience in drum creation, performance, and instruction.
Parents of interested students between the ages of 13 and 17 are encouraged to apply. Morning drop-off for camp starts at 8:30 am, and afternoon pick-up is at 2 pm. Registration includes a mandatory survey for helpful details about the student. The registration amount includes all tools and supplies, as well as daily lunch. Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 6.
About Kojo Bey
Kojo Bey is Co-founder of SOUNDS OF AFRIKA Drum and Dance Troupe and has been performing and teaching African drumming as a healing art for 20 years. He has facilitated drum circles at fortune 500 companies and for students at the Primary, Secondary and University level. Kojo’s early “overstanding” about the healing of music led him to study with Master Teachers from around the world; eventually, earning him the title “Drum Doctor” from his drum making and repair studies. He is a Spiritual Life Coach and has found much success using the drum as the pivotal tool for his clients. He presently conducts on-going drum circles to support humanitarian efforts both domestically and abroad. Kojo is the Founder of Drums 4 Life and works closely with Music Therapists and Clinicians when drum therapy treatment plans include therapeutic and clinical assessments for clients.