Arts & Culture

Gyil Drum Class

The Women’s Drum Center (2242 University Ave. W.) will be launching a Gyil drum class in June. The Gyil is the primary traditional instrument of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and Burkina Faso; it is a forerunner of modern marimbas and xylophones and is sometimes referred to as the African xylophone. Alyssa Moffat will be teaching traditional songs and rhythms; no music experience necessary. Registration is required. Standard COVID-19 protocol will be followed. Classes will begin on June 19 for 6 weeks (skipping the week of July 4). Email to register. Enrollment in the 6-week course costs $100.

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