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Learn About African Hand-Drumming—Then See a Performance In-Person!

In recognition of Black History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a special musical performance of African Hand-Drumming on Saturday, February 15th at 1 PM.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

During this event, guests can enjoy the traditional tribal rhythms and spiritual gifts of West African djembe drumming in a special performance by Gregg “Jebada” Powell, founder and director of the Joy of Djembe Drumming Ensemble. Powell will talk about the history of the instrument and the culture of the people who originally produced it. He will perform a variety of rhythms to demonstrate the influences of different countries and traditions.

The African Hand-Drumming Performance will take place at George Memorial Library this Saturday, February 15. George Memorial Library is the main library in the Fort Bend County Libraries system and has the largest collection of materials. Admission to the African Hand-Drumming Performance is free to attend. For additional information, please call 281-342-4455.

At Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, Texas, we consider ourselves lucky to be located in a thriving community with so much excitement happening daily. Support local events and make plans to check this exciting one out on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 15, 2020—1:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
George Memorial Library
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, Texas 77469

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