Drumming enthusiasts in the greater Asheville/Western North Carolina area are invited to join us for a new program called Asheville Community Drum Ensemble (AC/DE)!
Some years ago, we started a Community Drum Ensemble in Santa Barbara, which went on to play some really fun events like parades, concerts and festivals. Lots of new friendships and connections were born from the experience rehearsing and practicing at our studio on the Eastside of town. We even wrote a book with some of our favorite community ensemble arrangements!
Now that we're based in Asheville, North Carolina, it's time to resurrect Community Drum Ensemble. We hope to provide a new type of drumming experience that can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to experienced drumming pros and drum circle regulars.
The CDE format provides both structure and room for improvisation. We focus on rhythms that are heavy on groove and designed to make people dance! We'll cover some world rhythms and some original beats. Multi-part polyrhythms, drum breaks, and solo opportunities abound!
Everyone is welcome, ages 12 and up. Bring your own drum (djembe or ashiko) or use one of ours. More info at this link:
Here's a video of the Santa Barbara Community Drum Ensemble in action!
And here's a look at some of the music that we'll cover and the instructors for our sessions:
We hope that you can join us for the NEW Asheville Community Drum Ensemble (AC/DE)!!
Steve & Lindsay