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African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance.

Drummers feel the beat

Drummers feel the beat

La Verne students Lauren Medina, Alondra Hernandez, Heather Bland, and Christian Winnewisser play an impromptu concert in Sneaky Park on April 25.

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture

The West African Drum Ensemble celebrated traditional rhythms from the Malinke people of West Africa at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium.

Students drum to African beat

Students drum to African beat

The rhythmic beating of drums can be heard throughout campus, a sound that transports students to a far off land through intricate beats and silences. The drumming is coming from the West African Drumming class, taught by music department coordinator Steve Biondo.

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