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Drumming Workshop with Sam Holmstock

October 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Registration Required

Join us for an exciting one-hour workshop on drumming presented by Sam Holmstock. Sam has been drumming for most of his life. He received his training at Berklee College of Music and is well known through Cape Cod drum circles as well as Drum Strategies for Healing. Sam will teach us a hybrid technique that combines African and AfroCuban styles. Participants can use any drum that sits on the floor and is high enough to go above the knees. That includes Djembes, Congas, Ashikos, Cajons, or 5–7-gallon buckets with Remo Rhythm Lids on them. Sam can work with most anything!

The workshop begins with basic hand technique for achieving various sounds that Sam works into basic rhythms. One by one, he will stack up rhythms to create the African drum ensemble experience of several rhythms being played at the same time. This can be called a drum-conversation. Sounds like a great experience! This workshop is free of charge, but donations (suggested $10) are gratefully accepted. Because we will have a limited enrollment, participants need to register and indicate if you need a drum for the workshop. Sam can bring buckets with Remo Rhythm lids. He has lots of them!  To register for the workshop, please send an email to or call the church office: office@uumiddleboro.org or 508-947‑1935. You may also speak with Susan Hotchkiss or Bet Giddings.

25 South Main Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346 United States

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