Leimert Park Workshop Series

Youth form a circle around Master Drummer Najite Agindotan, with artist Marie Kellier in the background. Workshops will continue every Saturday from 2-4pm through the month of June. The youth start by learning traditional Yoruban drum beats and songs, then move on to mask making for the Ancestor Festival procession.

This year’s Festival title is The Secret Music of the Middle Passage and will be designed to move us musically and visually from the bottom of the oceans of the Middle Passage, to the rising up and turning of tides, and finally to the transitions for wholeness for life.