Introduction to African Percussion with Griffin Brady (Ages 16 & Up)


Start your journey into the world of African drumming.

Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun. This weekly music workshop also examines the relationship between drumming and dancing in Africa through hands-on instruction and breakdown of complex rhythmic structures through body movement, language and drumming.

Join us at SolRise Farm & Cultural Arts Center. Be prepared to drum and sing!

  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 16 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at the SolRise Farm & Cultural Arts Center, 220 E. Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14208 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Wednesday from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $25 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people

Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at to discuss alternate accommodations.

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About the Artist

About the Artist

Oswego native GRIFFIN BRADY has a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College, with a focus in Ethnomusicology and Music Pedagogy. His Master’s thesis and adjoining musical method books were inspired by his work as a touring musician and educator with groups such as the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa. Upon founding the Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance in Buffalo, NY in 2006, Griffin has been teaching and performing at over 800 universities, colleges, high schools, elementary schools, and clubs across the United States promoting the Slyboots mission: positive social change through cultural arts education and performance—and bringing the world together, on the sly.
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