Join Fonsiba to learn about African drumming and culture. In 2003, Fonsiba spent six weeks living with the Dembele family, whose traditional drummers go back thirty generations. She apprenticed with the family elder, Dramane Dembele, and performed with his drum troupe at several African weddings. During the program, Fonsiba invites everyone to play one of her thirty, hand-carved, jembe drums from the Ivory Coast and experience first-hand what it is like to be in a West African drum band.
Everyone present, from tiny tots to grandparents, is drawn into the rhythm, energy, and pure fun. This exciting, thoroughly enjoyable experience of African drumming and culture leaves everyone feeling uplifted and exhilarated.
The Ida Grove Summer Library Program is sponsored in part by generous donations from the following Ida Grove Businesses: North Star Community Credit Union, First State Bank, American Legion McNamara-Moore Post 61, American Legion Auxiliary, GOMACO Corporation, Midwest Industries, Ida Grove Kiwanis, and the Hoffman Agency. Thank you for your support!