Street Drum Performance Workshop for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks

Be a Part of our Fall Musical Theater Production!

Street Drum Performance Workshop for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks

Do you love drum lines, marching bands, or blocos? Are you excited about using art and creativity as a form of activism and community building? Join our annual intergenerational drum-theater production the 'Streets are Free' by enrolling in our 11 weekly street drumming workshop. Learn new skills/rhythms, co-create a performance, and share our collective experiences via drumming, story-telling and song.

Holding values of social justice, creative expression and skill-building, this workshop is open to all levels of player from never-drummed to proficient drummer. We aim to create a welcoming space for Womxn, trans and gender non-confirming people of color to be loud, active participants of culture and build community. We prioritize and center the participation of people of color in this class, especially Black and Brown people.

Falll 2018 is currently open to people of color [POC], spots for non-POC are currently full. Priority enrollment for Black & Brown folk.
*Participant Chilcare exchange support provided [participants take weekly shifts to support children in attendance]

Participants, facilitators and guest artists will collaborate using ‘Streets are Free’, a book a by Kurusa about children in Venezuela fighting City Hall for a safe place to play, as a framework to create the ‘Drumsical’, a production expressing struggles and dreams of Oakland’s communities through drumming and storytelling. A final showing will take place December 1 & 2, 2018 at EastSide Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland. WATCH A VIDEO OF OUR 2016 PRODUCTION.

Mondays Oct 1- Dec 10
955 7th St., Oakland
Sliding Scale: $0- $350*

Sliding Scale/Pay-What-You Can Options Available. To realize our efforts of providing free and accessible programs to folks that need it, please consider contributing at least the standard rate or higher or make a generous donation. Making a donation is an act of love, solidarity and commitment to justice.