May 18 2008: African Percussion Workshop with Russell Shumsky

This workshop is uniquely crafted for the Carnival Band and will be held at the Strathcona Community Centre on May 18th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. All are welcome to this event, which is free of charge.

Russell Shumsky is a professional drummer and teacher with over twenty years of experience. Skilled on the marimba, djembé, dunduns, bodhran, and congas, Russell is both an incredible performer and a patient facilitator. He has traveled to West Africa five times to learn from master drummers and bring back their powerful rhythms. He also studied music at the University of Victoria and Vancouver Community Collage.

Russell regularly leads 8-week hand drumming courses, and hosts drum circles throughout Vancouver. To find out more, go to