Hickory – Rick Cline’s annual African Drumming and Steel Drum Workshop will be June 18-22. Participants of the African drumming workshop will learn traditional west African songs / rhythms and their meanings as well as how to improvise and “speak” with their drum and is for ages 9 and up.

The African workshop is from 7:30-8;30 each night and no experience is required. The Steel drum workshop is from 6-7:30 each pm and the only requirement is that you’re able to read music a little. This group will not only learn how to play this exotic instrument, but also the history of the steel drums and how each instrument plays a unique role in the ensemble.

Workshop Location: Salt Block, Fee: $80. All instruments are provided.

Both groups will do a small presentation on Saturday 10am at the Hickory Farmer’s Market.