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The Mall of the Arts is hosting a couple of West Africa Talking Drum workshops starting June 30th

The Mall of the Arts will be hosting a couple of workshops next week called West Africa Talking Drum.


The workshops will be conducted by Doctor Joseph Atoyebi, a professor at UCN’s The Pas campus, who will teach participants about history of the Yoruba tribe’s drumming culture.


Atoyebi describes the style of drumming is akin to a language, as it mimics the rhythmic raise and fall of words in the Yoruba language.


Those interested in taking part can visit to register for the workshops, which will take place June 30th and July 1st.


Hear the full interview on Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon for more information.

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