About the Class: Join us at the Bothwell Arts Center every Monday, starting March 10th from 7:30-9:30 for an African drumming class with Mogauwane. This is a mixed ability class where all levels of drummers are welcome. Come explore the joy of African drumming and learn some rhythms of Africa. Bring your drum or borrow one of ours.

About the Instructor: Mogauwane Mahloele was born in Storomo and raised in Mamelodi ya Tshwane, South Africa. He was born a drummer, and learned to master his instruments through countless hours observing, participating, practicing, rehearsing rhythms and making the instruments to fully understand their capabilities. He is of the BaPedi people, known for their versatility in music instrumentation. Among Mogauwane`s mentors, Tshidi, Kasi and Lefes were especially important in impressing upon him not only technique and particular rhythms and music, but also a deep seriousness in ethics and aesthetics of the culture, social structure, and the history of both family and the nation. Mogauwane was born and raised under the apartheid system and worked to see it dismantled. These struggles frame his music, and his soul. Mogauwane has been playing music since his days in the warmth of his mother`s womb. His mother was a traditional dancer, and he too danced, even before he was born. His music is traditional and traditionally inspired, and has been his lifeblood for more than 40 years. For more information about Mogauwane, visit his website www.mogauwane.com

Dates & Times: every Monday, starting March 10th  to May 12th from 7:30-9PM

Cost: $15 drop in or $120  for a 10 class punch card

Where: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore, CA 94550