In a few weeks, a sense of rhythm will be coming to the Vacaville Museum as part of its Arts & Lecture Series.
Internationally known African drummer Mamadou Traore will be coming to the Vacaville Museum to host a drumming workshop. Traore will bring his drums to teach the basics of African drumming and prepare participants to become part of a drum circle. He also will be sharing African stories, lore and culture.
Traore was born and raised on the Ivory Coast and is well-regarded as an educator and artist who performs in Northern California often. He recently “drummed in” the annual Christmas tree lighting at the California State Capitol in Sacramento and will be leading a drum circle in Davis on Jan. 19 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The Vacaville Museum’s Arts & Lectures drumming workshop is the perfect way to begin the New Year,” museum officials wrote in a news release. “The amazing drumming vibrations and joyful spirit will stay with you all year long.”
The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave. The event is open to all ages, but space is limited. To register, call the museum at 447-4513.