Urban Foli is a musical theater performance group that expresses traditional African drumming and dance bridged with contemporary sound and movements. Urban Foli uses ethnomusicology to cultivate a mixture of West African and African American percussion and culture.

Under ancient tradition, each ethnic/tribal group or percussionist develops their own sound; Urban Foli encourages its members to combine ancient teachings with the evolution of R&B and hip-hop culture and sound. The goal is not only to preserve traditional music and history, but to continue the legacy of percussion and movement that has been passed down in the Americas. The group’s mission is to expose as many as possible to the fusion of mainstream contemporary music and culture with ancient African beats, movement and sounds.

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T: 443-986-3289

E: booking@urbanfoli.com

Class Location: 1634 Guilford Ave. Baltimore MD 21214 (Lanvale St., Entrance)

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Class Information

Children: 2-6yrs

Saturday Fall session, 12 classes
(October 5 - December 21)

 

1634 Guilford Ave Baltimore MD 21202 (Lanvale St Entrance)

Drum rentals are available, $5 per class, per child. Drum purchase is available, Click Here to inquire.

Registration Fee $30 + Price per session for:

  • New Student $65

  • Returning Students $35.

 

Students will learn:

  • how the instruments are constructed;

  • how to listen and learn specific technical rhythms and sound;

  • gain a deeper understanding of the healing powers of this instrument.

 

Participants will use what they learn to become active drummers and players in final performances. 

 
SATURDAY - 10:15AM - 10:50AM

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: I hereby affirm my participation in all activities as outlined in this class and as instructed by Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC Program staff, instructors, and assistants. In exchange for the acceptance for my participation by Urban Foli and its Affiliates, I assume all risk and hazards incidental to the conduct of the activities, and release, absolve and hold harmless all program leaders, facilitators, staff, representatives, agents and partner organizations from any and all liability for injuries to myself arising out of, traveling to, participating in, or returning from activities included in this program. I hereby release Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC and its agents from any claims, demands and legal cause of action as a result of my participation in this class. I understand that myself, and all other participants associated with me must maintain kind and respectful conduct while on premises.  I understand that missing classes purchases warrants no refund or balance transfer. Furthermore, I am aware that video, audio and images may be captured before, during, and after activities, and I give permission for the usage of my image (or my likeness) in promotion materials, including but not limited to emails, printed materials and social media platforms.   

 

Saturday Fall session, 12 classes
​(October 5 - December 21
)

 

1634 Guilford Ave Baltimore MD 21202 (Lanvale St Entrance)

Drum rentals are available, $5 per class, per child. Drum purchase is available, Click Here to inquire.

Registration Fee $30 + Price per session for:

  • New Student $65

  • Returning Students $35.

 

Students will learn:

  • how the instruments are constructed;

  • how to listen and learn specific technical rhythms and sound;

  • gain a deeper understanding of the healing powers of this instrument.

 

Participants will use what they learn to become active drummers and players in final performances. 

Children: 7-13yrs

1/2
SATURDAY - 11:00AM - 12:00PM

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: I hereby affirm my participation in all activities as outlined in this class and as instructed by Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC Program staff, instructors, and assistants. In exchange for the acceptance for my participation by Urban Foli and its Affiliates, I assume all risk and hazards incidental to the conduct of the activities, and release, absolve and hold harmless all program leaders, facilitators, staff, representatives, agents and partner organizations from any and all liability for injuries to myself arising out of, traveling to, participating in, or returning from activities included in this program. I hereby release Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC and its agents from any claims, demands and legal cause of action as a result of my participation in this class. I understand that myself, and all other participants associated with me must maintain kind and respectful conduct while on premises.  I understand that missing classes purchases warrants no refund or balance transfer. Furthermore, I am aware that video, audio and images may be captured before, during, and after activities, and I give permission for the usage of my image (or my likeness) in promotion materials, including but not limited to emails, printed materials and social media platforms.   

 

ADULT: All Levels

The djembe is one of West Africa's best known instruments. This goblet-shaped drum is traditionally carved from a single piece of African hardwood and topped with an animal skin as a drumhead.

 

Students will learn:

  • how the instruments are constructed;

  • how to listen and learn specific technical rhythms and sound;

  • gain a deeper understanding of the healing powers of this instrument.

 

Participants will use what they learn to become active drummers and players in final performances. 

1/1
TUESDAY - 7:00PM - 8:30PM

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: I hereby affirm my participation in all activities as outlined in this class and as instructed by Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC Program staff, instructors, and assistants. In exchange for the acceptance for my participation by Urban Foli and its Affiliates, I assume all risk and hazards incidental to the conduct of the activities, and release, absolve and hold harmless all program leaders, facilitators, staff, representatives, agents and partner organizations from any and all liability for injuries to myself arising out of, traveling to, participating in, or returning from activities included in this program. I hereby release Urban Foli/House of Hands 26 Productions LLC and its agents from any claims, demands and legal cause of action as a result of my participation in this class. I understand that myself, and all other participants associated with me must maintain kind and respectful conduct while on premises.  I understand that missing classes purchases warrants no refund or balance transfer. Furthermore, I am aware that video, audio and images may be captured before, during, and after activities, and I give permission for the usage of my image (or my likeness) in promotion materials, including but not limited to emails, printed materials and social media platforms.