Our beginners two hour African Djembe drumming group workshop is led by a traditional African Master drummer.
This energising group/family/work team building/bonding experience starts with a short talk about African music culture and historical 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 builds incrementally towards playing the whole rhythm together making an amazing African Musical Experience that has been co created by all participants.