West African Drummer Abdoulaye Diallo

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Arts Habitat will present Senegalese Drummer, Abdoulaye Diallo, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 28, in a drumming demonstration and talk entitled, "West African Rhythms and Their Cultural Context", at Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue.

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). AIP is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Abdoulaye Diallo is a drummer and drum maker from Senegal, a region of West Africa rich with artists. He has been playing drums for more than 30 years, and has taught and performed throughout Monterey County. He teaches the traditional rhythms that he learned from his elders in an effort to expose the community to this important part of West African culture.