Black History Month Drum Circle: Feb. 18

Ashe! Ashe! Ashe! Open your mind, body and spirits and experience The Drum!

LIM College students, faculty and staff are invited to help commemorate Black History Month by participating in an interactive Drum Circle on Feb. 18 at 1 pm in Maxwell Hall. The Drum Circle will be facilitated by Kojo Bey, founder of Drums 4 Life.

Kojo has been performing and teaching African drumming as a healing art for 20 years. He has facilitated drum circles at companies such as ESPN, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, and Verizon. Kojo’s early “overstanding” about the healing power of music led him to study with master teachers from around the world.

Kojo is the co-founder of Sounds Of Afrika Drum and Dance Troupe and has played with Master Drummers such as his Father, Baba Abishai Ben Reuben, Yamoussa Camara, Kehinde O’Uhuru, Chief Bey, and Okyrema Pra.

You will often hear Kojo sing out “Ashe,” which is Yoruba for “Power” or "So Be It." Kojo believes that the power in the drum is unleashed when the drummer’s heart is filled with love and you can find him leading drum circles throughout the U.S. to support humanitarian efforts both domestically and abroad for Drums 4 Life, the non-profit organization he founded 16 years ago.

RSVP here or just come to Maxwell Hall on Feb. 18 from 1-2 p.m.

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library also has a special collection to commemorate Black History month.