Jahruba Lambeth of Norman, OK will be performing and leading a hands- on-workshop on African Drumming on April 13th, 2013. Come and learn how to play these conga drums, their history and how they are made! This free event will be held in the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center of the Museum of the Red River, 812 E. Lincoln Road, Idabel, Oklahoma. Performance and workshops are from 10-12 and 1-3pm. This concert is part of the Smithsonian’s New Harmonies Exhibit that is open until April 27th.
Jahruba is an African American born in the badlands of Norman, Oklahoma. A modern day buffalo soldier. He has been a professional musician for more than 50 years and has performed in nearly every venue in the state of Oklahoma. His music embodies a unique blend of blues, jazz, worldbeat, reggae, and traditional African rhythms. Mixed with the red dirt culture of Oklahoma, he has awakened the birth of a new form of music.