What you will do
2 hour workshop
This energising group/family/work team building /bonding experience includes a short talk about African music culture and historiical context of djembe drumming. Working all together as a team learning basic technique of Bass Tone and Slap on the djembe and a really fun warm up exercise to get both hands quickly whizzing around the goatskin drum in time and sounding like one drum!
The main rhythm is introduced in a call and response style with everyone copying the drum masters hands and coming together powerfully to create the ancient Authentic rhythm. Always using sounds and song to phonetically learn the stages of the rhythm, in fun and energising, group bonding way. It build incrementally towards playing the whole rhythm together making an amazing African musical Experience that has been co created by all participants.
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About your host, London African Drumming
London African Drumming was set up 9 + years ago in East London by Sue Goode MBACP as a fun community event to improve well-being by creating a supportive friendly inclusive learning environment whilst learning a traditional African rhythm together .
Sessions are open to anyone over age 8 and include all drums and co facilitated with African Master Drummers to provide authentic traditional djembe music for all to try and co create where everyone's input is important and appreciated. we believe drumming in a group setting is therapeutic, healing, uplifting and paradoxically both relaxing and energising at the same time. This makes it a powerful way to de-stress and feel joy! Feeling a sense of belonging and being able to learn and engage in something in just a few minutes that is co-created by all the members in that moment is something magical.
Please bring Your enthusiasm to learn and co create in a fun multi cultural environment. Drinks available at venue to buy. Wear clothes suitable to hold djembe drum between knees comfortably and maybe layers to take off as you warm up as its a bit of a workout!
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.