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Louisville VA Medical Center


The Kentucky Center - Arts in Healing

A djembe drum.

A djembe is a skin-covered drum meant to be played with bare hands.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Conference Room D010
Who: Staff, Veterans and Visitors
What: Drumming Workshop

West African Music-Culture Workshop Accessible and Fun! Hands-on Drumming, Singing, Dancing Come learn how to play a West African djembe drum--easy for all! Adults and children welcome, drums will be provided.

Presenter Gregory Acker is part of the Arts in Healing Program at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. He served in the Peace Corps for 4 years in Africa and has been teaching this music for over 20 years in schools, community centers, and churches.
Robley Rex VA Medical Center is partnering with the Kentucky Center for the Arts to bring “Arts in Healing” to the medical center and community based outpatient clinics. Volunteers in this program provide entertainment and/or instruction on musical instruments, song, dance, painting, sculpting and other forms of art.

Staff members are encouraged to check it out to see if there is a way that your area could benefit from this partnership.

Watch for future programs. For additional information, please contact Rhonda Smith, Voluntary Service Specialist, at 502-287-6898.


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