Haitian Drumming Classes


Continuing Classes (all levels welcome), 2016–2017

Sundays, 4 pm to 5:30 pm

La Difference Auto School, located at 836 Rogers Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Map and directions.
Makandal presents this workshop in collaboration with Group Kiltirèl Granchimen and with La Twoup Zetwal.
For more information, contact makandal@earthlink.net.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

La Difference Auto School, located at 836 Rogers Avenue, just south of Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn
Map and directions.
For more information, contact makandal@earthlink.net.

Fridays, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Room 518, Thomas Hunter Hall at Hunter College, Main Campus at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan
Map and directions.
Hunter College students – Swipe into Thomas Hunter Hall on Lexington between East 68th and East 69th.  Take an elevator or stairway to the third floor.
Visitors ­– Enter Hunter’s West Building (southwest corner Lexington and East 68th).  Ask security for a visitor’s pass (photo ID required) and for directions to Thomas Hunter Hall. Take an elevator or stairway to the third floor of Thomas Hunter.
FREE for Hunter College students. For more information, contact makandal@earthlink.net.

Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday classes are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Featured photo: Makandal students and drummers perform at Roulette, June 21, 2014. Photo by Kesler Pierre


About Our Educational Services

Schools, museums, and libraries in and out of New York City contract with La Troupe Makandal for workshops, lecture-demonstrations, classes, and residencies. We have run our own educational programs with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Borough President of Brooklyn, Meet the Composer, and the Puffin Foundation.  Educational programs and services include:
  • School assembly performances, lecture-demonstrations, residencies, and professional development. When a Department of Education contract is needed for in-school or after-school services, New York City public schools may engage Makandal by contacting the Education Department of City Lore (for services in all five boroughs) at 212-529-1955, or the Brooklyn Arts Council (for services in Brooklyn only) at 718-625-0080.
  • Tanbou, four weekly drum workshops with Morgan Zwerlein. Instruction highlights playing in ensemble, aural memory, hand and stick technique, and cultural context. We provide students with opportunities to try out their skills in live performance. See details above.

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