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Congo Square Drumming for Life Workshop

  • New Orleans Jazz Museum 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans United States (map)
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Join the museum for a FREE 9-week drumming course for students ages 5+. During this series, led by teaching artist Luther Gray, students will explore museum exhibits and learn the roots and development of the New Orleans beat from Congo Square to 21st century rhythms.

Students will then explore this rich history through hands-on instruction with djembe drums, dundun drums, maracas, cowbells, agogo bells, congas, bongos, claves, snare drums, tambourines and more. This course is free but requires advanced registration.

To register, please contact Louisiana State Museum’s Manager of Education, Sara Lowenburg, at or 504-568-6980. This program is made possible through Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums grant. Visit or for more information.

Earlier Event: September 11
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Later Event: September 12
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