Egbe Sekere of Atlanta is the brainchild of Iya Yeye Olori Oriyomi, "Ma'Ye", best known as the Sekere Woman of Atlanta.
Sekere (Shay-ka-ray), from Yoruba Ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀, is an African hand percussive instrument made from a gourd strung with beads, nuts, shells or seeds. The instrument is common in West African and Latin American folkloric traditions as well as some of the popular music styles. In performance it is shaken and/or hit against the hands.
Founded in 2007, Egbe Sekere of Atlanta is an open opportunity to be apart of a positive, safe venue, with good energy to play percussive music together, to educate and heal together through the sekere and other percussion instruments like agogo bell, talking drum, and sakara drum.
Egbe Sekere of Atlanta serves the community through education, performances, workshops, festivals and well-being practices. Sekere workshops offer a range of opportunities from learning playing techniques to the process of stringing your own sekere. Participants have shared that the healing, fun, and fellowship that they experience is unmatched.
Contact Egbe Sekere of Atlanta to inquire more about their workshops and upcoming performances. Whether you are a trained musician or an interested novice, you will be hooked!
Iya Yeye Olori Oriyomi "MaYe" (Founder)