Cheza Nami has conducted several local free community drum circles and the greatest need we have identified is that of actively engaging all participants without adequate instruments. We believe in the experiential form of education. By increasing our inventory of musical instruments, we are in a position to give everyone present a chance to explore African culture as they touch, feel or play available instruments. This is a wonderful way of enriching the lives of our community members as they learn about the things that make African culture so unique.
Our instruments are used by the public and are in constant need of repair and/or replacement. In our community drum circles, we welcome and encourage everyone to participate regardless of whether they have an African musical instruments or not. As such, we need to have a supply of African instruments on hand to fulfill this purpose at no cost to the community.
In our effort to increase our library of instruments we recently reached out to local community organizations for funds to purchase more instruments. We are happy to announce the addition of a set of Dun dun drums (pictured) as well as a new Djembe drum to our instrument library.
Purchase of these new instruments was supported in part by a grant from the City of Livermore Commission for the Arts.
We are in constant need of new instruments and will continue to seek out additional funds to help us meet our goals, however, the purchase of these new drums is a big accomplishment for us and we want the extend our sincere gratitude to the City of Livermore Commission for the Arts.