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Udu Drum Workshop

Jul 07, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012
Frank Giorgini's 23rd Annual three-day Udu Drum Workshop, July 7, 8, and 14 The udu drum is an all-clay musical instrument indigenous to West Africa. Giorgini is an artist, designer, teacher, author and master drum maker living in Greene County, New York. In the summer of 1974, he had the opportunity to live and work with a group of African artists at the Haystacks Mountain School of Arts and Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. As a result of this unique cultural exchange, he learned the little known art of making the all clay side-hole pot drum from Abbas Ahuwan of Zaria, Nigeria. Giorgini is considered the designer of the modern Udu Drum and through his efforts the sound of the Udu Drum has affected contemporary music on a global scale. Udu. At this workshop you will explore the concepts and techniques underlying the construction and decoration of Nigerian pottery, while experiencing the actual forming of pots and drums by traditional hand building methods. No previous clay experience required. More information and photos at www.udu.com , or call 518-634-2559