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The next Kumandi six-week class series at Shallowford Presbyterian will begin in later March. Watch for an email newsletter with details!


Good friends and longtime drumming colleagues Amy Jackson of DrumRise, Dee Desnoyers of Atlanta Drum Club, and Chuck Cogliandro of Kumandi Drums will lead an Immersion Workshop in West African Drumming!!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

9am to 3pm, with lunch break

Cost: $100

Join these three instructors and their students for a day learning all aspects of a traditional West African rhythm, including:
-djembe accompaniment rhythms
-dunun music
-solo phrases
-short performance by instructors
-and more!

Location: Shallowford Presbyterian Youth Building
2375 Shallowford Rd., Atlanta GA 30345

When you pull off Shallowford Rd. into the big parking lot for the church, park close to the main building toward its right side.  The first building you see on the right, most of the way up the walkway that goes up to the main entrance steps, is the youth building.

Prepay with the Paypal button below, and your spot will be reserved. If you'd like to pay with Zelle, Venmo, or credit card, please send an email to Chuck at chuck@kumandi.com to receive those payment details.


The Emerson Drummers are now playing in their 28th year together! 

Your first class is FREE, so you can decide if it's a good fit. 7-8:30pm every Tuesday night, $20 per class drop-in for new members after your first class. For those ready to join the performing group, the Sustaining Member status gives you a discount price of $65 per month with a commitment to attend and pay every month.

In the warm months we meet at East Cobb Park on Roswell Road, in the pavilion closest to the road and just behind the kids' playground.  If that pavilion is already taken we move to the smaller pavilion, at the back of the upper parking lot. During the cold months, including November-February, we meet in the Fellowship Hall at Emerson Unitarian Congregation, 4010 Canton Road, Marietta GA 30066. Loaner drums and sale drums available by request made prior to class. 



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