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Night Lights: Drummin' Up Ubuntu

2022-07-21 19:00:00 2022-07-21 21:00:00 America/New_York Night Lights: Drummin' Up Ubuntu IN PERSON John M. Harper Branch - Community Room

Thursday, July 21
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-21 19:00:00 2022-07-21 21:00:00 America/New_York Night Lights: Drummin' Up Ubuntu IN PERSON John M. Harper Branch - Community Room

John M. Harper Branch

Community Room

IN PERSON

Ubuntu is an African philosophy that expresses our humanity and interconnectedness. Drumming is an activity that brings people, groups or communities together. When these two are meshed, what we get is a musical gathering depicting our link to one another. Everyone is immediately connected through the making of music and drumming. This is an interactive program that brings together impromptu musicians (made up of the audience) playing unique beats on the drums and other percussion instruments, creating rhythmic harmony and celebrating humanity. This is an intergenerational kinesthetic activity that everyone can enjoy regardless of musical ability. Please only register one person per family.

There will also be garden games out, storytelling around the fire, crafts and the Just Fo’Fun food truck will be on site for participants who wish to purchase a snack.

About the Presenter:

Babarinde Williams, ethnomusicologist, master drummer, storyteller and motivational speaker has traveled throughout his native West Africa studying traditional percussion, dance, and storytelling techniques. He has also been featured on Tedtalks (University of Windsor) and other academic forums. Babarinde Williams has a B.A (Honors) in English and an Education Diploma from George Brown College.

This program will take place outside at the gazebo, at the John M. Harper branch. If you own a drum then please bring it with you. Participants are also asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

Programmer: Nancy and Mariah

Babarinde Williams

John M. Harper Branch

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext. 310

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 11 Closed

About the branch

Located on the west side of Waterloo, the John M. Harper Branch shares a building with the Stork Family YMCA. This branch features Study Rooms, a large Community Room and outdoor courtyard. 

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