African Xylophone Workshop

Event at Room B016, MacLaurin Building University of Victoria

All Ages

Tagged in: Weekend

Learn to play “Balafon”… beautiful wooden xylophones from West Africa. Beginners are welcome and all instruments are provided. You will learn to play the basics, and a traditional rhythm. Workshops are taught using an easy to follow, step-by-step method.

Playing African music is a great way to find your groove, de-stress and connect with another culture. It is a form of musical meditation that is rooted in ancient wisdom passed on from generation to generation over the centuries. Most importantly, here in Victoria, it is a fun way to learn music in a friendly group setting. Victoria, BC has become one of the few places in North America where you can learn to play balafon on a regular basis.

Instructor Jordan Hanson studied traditional African music extensively over the past 20 years with some of the most famous performers from countries like Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ghana, Tanzania & Uganda. In Victoria, he has taught more than ten thousand people how to drum and play music.

The workshop will be held at the UVic School of Music (MacLaurin Building, Room MAC B016).

Workshops are $29 each, or sign up for multiple sessions at a reduced rate.

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