Study of rhythmic patterns associated with rhythms from West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States, through hand drumming and theory. This is a hand drumming class open to all students. The course requires that students have a hand drum of their own as well as the course book Learn To Groove. Congas, djembes, doumbeks are recommended. The class will focus on simple hand drumming technique and time keeping along with understanding and playing syncopated patterns. The history, geography and artists associated with the rhythms presented in the course will be discussed.