JOURNEY OF THE DRUM | Part 2
with Milton Godfrey
Join us for the return of the Journey of the Drum – Part 2, this year with acclaimed musician and songwriter Milton Godfrey.
Following a successful workshop in 2017 with drummer Ray Prince, the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust are proud to be bringing back this unique learning opportunity for musicians and music lovers of all ages.
We’ll be joined by a group of inspirational young people who will be putting all their newly learned skills from the ‘Re-imagining Birchfield’* workshops, into practice by performing with Milton at the popular Grosvenor Road Studios in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Friends and relatives are invited to provide support and encouragement, so we’ll also have a great family feel to the event.
Milton, who will also be performing at this year’s Birchfield Jazz Festival in July, will be exploring the history of Jamaican music through a selection of memorable children’s songs and expressive ring dances during the session. All the fun will be kicked off with an introduction by percussionist and project co-founder Lekan Babalola.
The Journey of the Drum series is all about exploring the history of African rhythm and how it’s travelled to the new world – we hope you can join us.