African Drum Circle and Rain Stick Craft

May 23, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Devonshire Park
4400 Greenwood Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Location in the park will be near the Devonshire Cultural Center South Entrance. 

Families and individuals can all join together to try out a variety of drums and percussive instruments and collaborate with others to create rhythms. A craft project will also be offered for kids to make their own rain stick. The djembe, djundjun, conga, talking drum and other West African percussion instruments will be available to be explored. Make a rain stick with your family from tubes, paper, material and dried beans for sound. The rain stick has been made in West Africa for centuries, particularly by the Togo and Pangwe people to be used as an instrument and ceremonially to summon the rains (but let’s hold off on the rain until after the event).

This is an all age’s free event and craft supplies are limited.