The Journey of Rhythm: from Africa to NYC - Drum Workshop for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Master Drummer, Swiss Chris will lead students from the origins of rhythm and follow it’s journey to Haiti and Brazil, up through New Orleans, ultimately landing in the cultural melting pot of NYC. This workshop is part of the first phase of an exciting musical program that will help kids from the age of 9 through 17 who otherwise wouldn’t have access to music education.

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Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music. - Nelson Mandela

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

Music is My First Language (MiMFL), a provider of free music education for under-served students, announces its next music education workshop with world renowned drummer & educator Swiss Chris. Entitled “The Journey of Rhythm: From Africa to NYC”, this electrifying workshop experience will guide students through an important cultural exploration.

Beginning on the West Coast of Africa, Master Drummer, Swiss Chris will lead students from the origins of rhythm and follow its journey to Haiti and Brazil, up through New Orleans, ultimately landing in the cultural melting pot of NYC. Participants will explore cultural history, the mental & physical aspects of drumming, basic stick technique, official Swiss Chris warm up, basic poly-rhythms and more. This workshop is part of the first phase of an exciting musical program that will help kids from the age of 9 through 17 who otherwise wouldn’t have access to music education.

Music is My First Language educational programs are being launched in New York, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and London to start, with rapid expansions to other influential music cities across the globe. This is your chance to get involved at the beginning of something beautiful!

Swiss Chris’ workshop takes place at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn on the 15th December 2013. Additional workshops are being planned across the NY Metropolitan Area. Workshops will be followed up with public school sessions and individual scholarships for private music lessons.

Parents interested in registering their child for this workshop can do so at http://www.musicismyfirstlanguage.com/events.

About Music is My First Language

Music Is My First Language (MiMFL) is dedicated to inspire positive social change through sustainable music education and empowerment programs to benefit the social-economic and musically disenfranchised. http://www.musicismyfirstlanguage.com.

About Swiss Chris

Drummer/Musical Director/Educator Swiss Chris has performed and toured with drummer for John Legend, Gloria Gaynor, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sir Elton John, Estelle, Wyclef Jean and more. He is an in demand, first call session call/music director. His book Modern Drum Set Stickings is number 1 on the Amazon Best Seller list and nominated for Best Educational Book in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader Poll Award. Swiss Chris is also featured in the Modern Drummer Magazine December 2013 issue.

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Request for interviews and images from:

Ray Archie, CEO ray(at)mimfl(dot)com (NY) 212 363 0363
John Ousby, President john(at)mimfl(dot)com (DFW) 214 606 7169


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