West African Drumming Class for Umana Public Middle School Kids in Boston

The Music National Service Initiative looks to teachers like Jeremy Cohen as models for the kind of creativity, innovation and true grit required to do the difficult and important work of reviving music education in our nation’s schools. With African drumming, he has found a real solution to a fundamental dilemna: how to engage and inspire students without forsaking rigor and discipline. His drumming curriculum exposes young people to the power of music and leverages that power to broaden their cultural horizons.”

Jeremy’s page and videos: http://thisworldmusic.com

I used to study West African drumming and dance under Master Drummer, Abraham Adzenyah from Ghana. He was one of my favorite teachers at Wesleyan University in CT.