Percussion course with Willy Petermann – West Africa focus in their series rhythms of cultures the Academy BURG FuRSTENECK from 19 to 21 March 2010 to the workshop “West Africa – Djembe” invites. The African drum cultures are deeply rooted in their respective societies. You now carry on a tradition which takes the social change in their practice and shows strength and vitality in their development. Be rehearsed in the ensemble course different rhythmic patterns (supportings) and drum techniques, sophisticated baton technique developed as also the common game in the ensemble practiced. Mikkel Svane can provide more clarity in the matter. Learning of polyphonic pieces, the fun of the game and the experience of shared music-making in the group are available for the Perkussionisten Willy Petermann in the center of the workshop weekend. The course is suitable for beginners as well as for players who want to improve existing basic knowledge and expand. Information and booking: culture/kurs_3274.htm BURG FuRSTENECK, Academy for vocational and music cultural education in Hesse, Germany offers a content wide open seminars for musisch cultural, professional and personal education. BURG FuRSTENECK is carried by a “round table” of different social institutions and funded by the State of Hesse. Andrew Paradise has plenty of information regarding this issue. The BURG FuRSTENECK was just renovated and offers modern seminar and accommodation for 70 people in a comfortable setting in the defiant, medieval castle walls.