Artful Aging: Afro-Caribbean Drumming and Movement

We are now taking registrations for our next Artful Aging Class: Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement! This is a free ten week long workshop taught by Dr. Arnold Nyarambi. All supplies or instruments are provided by the library. Participants must be 55 years of age or older. There will be a culminating performance event on Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 PM. Lisa Williams, Adult Services Librarian at JCPL, says “when I started putting together my list of teachers and classes to offer, having Dr. Nyarambi was near the top of my list. We weren’t able to get everything worked out last year, so I’m thrilled to be able to set it up this year!” To register for this or any of our other Artful Aging Classes, call us at 423-434-4454.

Dr. Arnold Nyarambi, teacher of Afro-Caribbean Drumming & Creative Movement

Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement will meet at the Johnson City Public Library on Wednesdays, May 2 – June 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This group will perform drumming, songs and movement at the library on June 30th at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Arnold Nyarambi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at East Tennessee State University. He has been involved in teaching drumming to his students at ETSU since 2009 and also organizes ETSU-East Tennessee community cultural dances and interaction for people with and without disabilities.

Johnson City Public Library was selected again in 2018 to receive a “Seeding Artful Aging” grant from Aroha Philanthropies. Artful Aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make, and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. Their work is driven by “teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.”

For more information about Artful Aging Classes, or other Adult Services programs at the Johnson City Public Library, call us at 423-434-4454. Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook and keep up-to-the-minute with everything the Johnson City Public Library has happening!

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