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Djembe with Kojo J.

South Orange, New Jersey

4.4
(5)
Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Teaching since 2005
Black & Puerto Rican Studies

    Learn the Djembe drum from its tradition to it's modern form. Have Fun & be inspired doing it!

    Love Djembe!? Have a child who loves to drum on everything in the house? Learn all you you need to know to enjoy your personal djembe drum and bring joy to your family and community. Hi, my name is Kojo and I have been teaching children & adults the traditional music of the West African Djembe for a little more than 15 years. I bring my unique experience and teaching style which has been perfected through years of Teaching Artist work in Brooklyn, NY. Looking forward to making music, and helping you reach your Djembe goals together!

    Instructor details

    Location:
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    West South Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 2nd floor
    Teaches Online
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    Teaching Hours

    Sunday
    7:30 AM-11 AM
    Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Pricing
    45 minutes
    $25
    60 minutes
    $30
    90 minutes
    $42

    About Kojo J.

    4.4
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    My name is Kojo, professional musician & educator with my specific focus on the Djembe orchestra of Guinea, West Africa. I began studying and playing Djembe back in 1992 in NYC with local master drummers between Manhattan & my home town, Brooklyn, NY. Soon after that I began studying with Djembefola-Mahari Fajimba Keita out of Wash, DC who would later introduce me to his teacher, Grandmaster Mamady Keita, whom I would goto study with at his Tam Tam Mandingue School in Guinea, West Africa in 1996. In 2007 I founded my arts education consultant company, TheHand Arts & Edutainment, after spending years as performance artist & company musician with the Forces Of Nature Dance Theater Company & then later join the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater; both based in NYC. Currently, I am a founding member of my percussion soul/funk band - NUBIAN MESSENGERS. Djembe has been my love after learning to play my first instrument, piano as a child and then becoming a Hip-Hop DJ in my teenage years. Djembe is a source of my inner-strength that keeps me connected & centered. So join the Djembe Journey because, as my Mamady Keita says, "Djembe has No Borders".
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    5 Reviews
    Joe
    Teacher's studio
    Kojo is the man! Very easy to work with, spends his time answering questions, and is patient with his instruction. Very straightforward teaching style, and makes online learning as good as it can possibly get. Will definitely be continuing with many more lessons
    Posted Mar 31, 2023
    Bert
    Online
    Great experience as I’m a beginner Kojo was very patient and walked me through the basics. I can’t wait for the next session
    Posted Oct 22, 2021
    Rachel