A release form the Department of Culture is encouraging women of all ages to put aside all reservations and consider becoming drummers.
According to Drumming specialist in the Department, Mr. Royd Phipps, this is not the first Female Drumming Workshop undertaken by the Department of Culture but he revealed that while the outcome of the first was a Female Drum Corp, most of the women no longer reside in St. Kitts or became engaged in other pursuits.
He stressed that he would welcome the formation of another female drum group at the conclusion of the workshop, as there are female drummers all over the world. Drumming Specialist Phipps outlined that it is important that the women of the Federation take advantage of the opportunity to develop such musical skills, particularly since they are being offered free of cost.
The Female Drumming Workshop runs from Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, 21, 2011, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. each evening, at the St. Kitts Department of Culture, Port Zante.
Phipps said that drumming has traditionally been considered a male profession and his department saw it fit to introduce more women to the possibilities in the field.
The Drumming Specialist explained that in addition to taking it to the professional level and earning an income, drumming on an amateur level can also have health benefits. He outlined that drumming can be a source of exercise and a great stress reliever. It was also revealed that the rhythm produced by drumming, is a form of mental exercise.
Interested females can register by calling the Department of Culture at 467-1415, while queries can be directed to Mr. Phipps at 467-1388.