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Feb. 5, 2010 at 2:24pm Drum Up Some Fun

I was at a storytelling workshop once when the person in front started tossing (well, PASSing) drums out into the audience until everyone in the room had one.  Then he got us all beating rhythms, and laughing, and just having fun with the sounds we were creating.  Now, this was nearly twenty years ago, and I still remember how much fun it was.  So I thought it would be great to have that same person come to the Puyallup Public Library. 

Won-Ldy Paye will have everyone using drums, bells and whistles for an inspiring impromptu concert. He will show how to combine long and short beats to produce cool rhythms and musical arrangements. He draws from his background as a griot (storyteller) in Liberia to share his love of African percussion. He is an award-winning children's author, too! You can read more about Won-Ldy Paye on his website:

Etienne Cakpo, a professional dancer, choreographer and musician from Benin, West Africa, will be joining him for this interactive class for the whole family. Space is limited to the number of instruments on hand, so please register in advance at the Children’s Desk or by calling 253-841-5454. This all takes place on Feb 18, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, so reserve your spot now!

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