Drumming Workshop with Paco!

Event details

  • Saturday | July 20, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pape Demba “Paco” Samb returns to Mill Creek to teach us the basics of how to play the djembe (pronounced JEM-bay), a drum that is found all over West Africa.  Join us in the sanctuary on Saturday, July 20 10-11:30 am. $20 per person, payable by cash or check at the workshop.

Pape Demba “Paco” Samb comes from a family that have been griots in his native Senegal for hundreds of years. As a griot, Paco is one of the keepers of the ancestral history, stories, and music of his Wolof peoples. As a master hand drummer, Paco not only plays the instruments but he and his brothers build several types of drums as well. He performs both contemporary and traditional Senegalese music, as well as reggae, rap, funk, jazz, pop and a variety of other styles. Paco heads his own drum ensemble called Super Ngewel and released his first album in 2014. Learn more