As much as folkies admire a polished performance, we live for participation. When the artist invites the room to join in on the chorus, be assured there will be multi-layered, perfectly tuned harmonies filling the air. The Philadelphia Folksong Society moves beyond the ol’ sing-along by bringing Leana Song to Underground Arts hours in advance of their performance to host a drumming workshop. Arrive by 4 p.m. for informal instruction. The band’s calling it a drum circle, which sounds very casual indeed. Afro-Cuban sounds and their Ghanaian roots form the basis for this big band, who often show up with more than a dozen drummers/singers. Take the Society’s advice: “Feel free to bring your hand drum.”
Sun., March 10, workshop, 4 p.m., $5, concert, 7 p.m., $10, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 215-247-1300, pfs.org.