Not only can you can hear authentic Afro-Caribbean drumming on campus tonight, you will have the chance to play the drums yourself, maybe even learn a few of the rhythm patterns.
Alana Reid, an assistant professor of Spanish, will open her Afro-Caribbean Cultural Study class in Irby Hall, Room 205, to all students today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. John Glover, a percussionist from Little Rock, will be there to demonstrate Afro-Caribbean drumming.
You’ve probably heard this music before. It’s been popular as dance music for decades. The styles include Son, Rumba, Mambo, and Cha-cha-cha.
When he’s done, students will have the chance to try the drums. Who knows, there may be some dancing, too.
“The club originally was an idea among us professors, but we are looking for some interested students to organize it and bring it on track,” said Jennifer Parrack, assistant professor of Spanish and a faculty supporter of the club. “It’s a student’s club, after all.”
The World Language Club meets during X-period today in Irby Hall, Room 215.