Elizabeth Shaw (Teacher), Guildford College
African Drumming Workshops
Sounds of Africa
Sounds of Africa will provide a snap shot into some of the worlds most diverse and ancient traditions through rhythm and song. On their African journey, together your team will create beats and sing songs that inspire and make aware of their own ability to express rhythm which may have never been apparent, until now.
Through simple and effective rhythms from Africa, your team will be creating wonderful, uplifting music in a short space of time. We provide each member with an authentic African drum and explain the significance of each rhythm and how drums, dance and singing are an integral part of everyday African life. At the end of the session the group will be playing, singing and evoking the true spirit of Africa, leaving them enriched, energised and spellbound at the amazing music that has been created.
This experience promotes and celebrates the culturally diverse nature of today’s business world whilst instilling a sense of achievement and team spirit.
- Your team will enter to the inspiring sound of the drums and song, getting a flavor of the style.
- Fun rhythm and vocal-based warm ups and background of the music.
- Song learning
- Explanations about the different drums and techniques
- Each section will learn different parts
- The sections will build up over the session forming the final piece along with song.
- Traditional African Dance
- Make your own drum
- Run workshops in Africa i.e. the Gambia, West Africa.
- Shared experience
- High energy activity
- Stress reliever
- Changes attitudes
- Cultural experience
Duration: 1 - 2 Hours
For Education and Schools
Drum Jam bring Fun and Energy to any school event! Using our team of expert Facilitators, together we will create rhythms and sing songs that will leave young people and teachers inspired and aware of their own ability to express rhythm. Using Africa for inspiration, you will soon get to feel the Beat of the Drum.
Through our workshops young people can learn the value of cultural diversity and the traditions of drumming in Africa. We teach simple and effective rhythms from Africa, explaining the significance of each rhythm and how drums, dance and singing are an integral part of everyday African life.
We provide authentic African drumming workshops for schools, giving teachers and pupils a fun and educational experience. Through our workshops we hope to encourage African drumming in schools all over the country.
If you want to open up your children’s minds to new experiences while educating them on the traditions of African culture then enrol them in our special drumming workshops for schools. These unique drumming school workshops are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face as they enjoy making music in a way they have never experienced before. Check out our drumming workshops in London today and get into the spirit of traditional African culture.
Here’s what some of our happy customers thought about the African workshop experience:
"Many thanks for the excellent drumming workshops at Somerhill and the enabling of our kids at the family festival. Hugely enjoyable!" Ben Parkhurst, Head Teacher
“We thoroughly enjoyed our morning and gained a real insight into African drumming techniques and rhythms - a memorable event." Emma Chidgey Park High School