Monette Marino Workshop – July 16, 2017, 1-5 pm

Come join us for a day of drumming fun, learning and community at the DrumRise music studio in Decatur.  The program will be suitable to all levels of experience, focusing on a traditional rhythm(s), solo techniques and songs. We will begin promptly at 1:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. It will be a casual event – bring your water bottle and a favorite drumming chair if you like. Please register early as space is limited and we expect to fill up quickly. Total cost is $100.  If you don’t have a drum, we have a limited number available at no charge. We look forward to seeing you there!


Monette Marino is a world percussionist. She has studied with local and international Masters in Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, Korean and West African drumming.

Monette began apprenticing with Master Drummer Mamady Keita from Guinea, West Africa in 1996 and was certified as a teacher in 1999. In 1999, she opened the second Tam Tam Mandiquue school in the nation in San Diego. She has since earned the TTM Diploma of Proficiency – one of only eight instructors in the world to earn the distinction. She also served as Vice President of Tam Tam Mandingue International from 2009-2012.

As a professional musician for almost two decades, Monette has performed and recorded with many artists including Mamady Keita and his world-renowned group Sewa Kan. She has also performed with numerous bands/musicians, appeared on television shows including American Idol, and in 2010 formed her own band and wrote, produced, and recorded her first CD, Coup d Éclat.

Monette’s school has now broadened its scope to include Steel Drum, Afro-Cuban & Afro-Brazilian drumming, in addition to the traditional West African drumming. She has created an iPhone App “Mo’Rhythm Africa – Play Along Djembe/Dunun App” now available on iTunes for iPhone/iPad/Apple TV. Visit Monette’s website for more information on her and the MO’RHYTHM School of Percussion.

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