LEWISTON – Annegret Baier, a percussion instructor and professional on the role of drumming in West African culture, recently gave an interactive workshop to youth in the Lewiston Multipurpose Center’s After School program.

Students got the chance to play rhythms Baier learned in Sierra Leone, as well as practice the rhythms with traditional West African drums.

Baier performed for the students and led groups, allowing them to participate and recreate music from West Africa.

The workshop was organized by Lauren Pluchino, a junior at Bates College, who received funding for the project through an Arthur Crafts Service Award offered by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.


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