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Africa Study Trips
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Vidley Cottage, Bridge St., Netherbury
Style of drumming: W African
Bristol, Country : UK
African drum services
Godfrey and Jenny
Hastings East Sussex England
Monday eve. Hastings, 5 pounds, 7 to 9 pm
beginners to advanced hands on, some drums available
drop in possible but tel first
resume teaching for 20 years performing with drum troupes and dancers for
15 years, latest cd 'no grey matter' by exwiseheads
BoumBoum Drum Workshops
Penzance, Cornwall, UK
PHONE: 01736 350469/07751 786315
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Tuesdays termly, Workers Educational Association Truro, contact them on or ring 01872 320036 for details; Thursdays 7-9.00pm at Humphry Davy School, Penzance. Also regular weekend workshops, contact WEA for information.
STYLE OF DRUM: djembe and dundun beginners, intermediate, advanced
Description of Drum Classes: community classes open to all comers, with the chance to develop technique, solo and performance skills. Fledgling performance group Buudu based in Penzance.
Resumé of teacher: I’ve been studying and performing West African drumming for the past 12 years, especially Malinke and Mandinka traditions. Have trained with some of the greats, including Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Sekou Keita, and in the UK, Germany, the Gambia and Senegal. Always more to learn, I love this music! As a teacher I’ve worked extensively in Music Services, schools and community settings and take groups across to West Africa to study from the source.
1 Magdalene Close,
Totnes, Devon,UK, TQ95TQ
Tel +44(0)1803 864538
Style of Drumming:
West African Influenced drumcircles but like to blur the boundaries and mix in influences.
We work throughout the South West in schools, conferences, community events.
Regular Drumcircle Tuesday 5.30 to 9.00 in Plymouth, Adult Education Rates.
00 44 7720 705 357 to obtain booking information.
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: OPEN TO ALL WHEN? monthly day workshops or one to one tuition WHERE? South East London TRANSPORT? 5mn from London Bridge
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Abene, Casamance, Senegal
STYLE OF DRUMS: djembe, dun dun, seourouba, talking drum, bougarabou
Description of Drum Classes:
You will learn traditional rhythms as well as songs from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali. Malo will give you background information on which occasion the rhythm is played and even show you a few of the steps danced on this particular rhythm.
Resumé of teacher: Malo Sonko grew up in a Mandinka family of musicians. He started performing from the age of 10 and founded his own performance ballet troupe. Malo has a wide experience in hosting workshops for adults and children in his village and in Europe and delivers accurate teaching in a relaxed atmosphere.
Happy, if you could upload this info I would be most grateful.
Many thanks for all your hard work in creating and fostering an international drumming community.
Tel: 07720 705 357
alnaniking uk - towards a better knowledge of west african arts
15 Vicarage Gardens, London, UK, W8 4AH
tel: 07881 431 892
Class held every Wednesday from 7:30 till 9:30 At Hammersmith Emerald Centre II, right next to Hammersmith tube station(metropolitan line), Class is £7.50 for the two hours. drum hire available.
style of drum: Djembe, Doun-Doun, and Gongoma
Description of class: Well I have been attending Lu's class for just over a year or so now and having studied under other drum teachers, i can honestly say that Lu is an excellent bridge between -the western school of thought in concept of music, and- the spirit and truth of African music.
1)The class begins with warm up of whatever rhythms one feels and hears in the collective sound,.(for new comers, the basics of drum handling and playing is explained)
2) A set of accompaniments are taught.-this is then played collectively in a rota whilst advanced members of the group playes solo parts on a rota.
Where appropriate, the roots/background and also the 'feel' of the music is discussed afterwards and any questions are answered at this point.
3)15 minute break
4)repeat of 2) with a different set of accompaniments. and again Q&A.
5)most of the beginners leave at this point (9:30) and the more advanced drummers stays on for maybe an extra hour or so to play on and experiment -with guidance from Lu.
15 years experience with jembe, drum & gongoma maker, very experienced teacher.
200 Boothen Old Road
Stoke on Trent
Tel: 01782 747879
David worked with Maitre Samsou, aka Almami Kamara, Salfou Sylla and Sekou Kompo in the Gambia, West Africa, researching and rehearsing with a newly formed African Ballet Troupe--Joliba, he also travelled to Guinea Conakry to further his studies.
please contact me for details of our workshops and projects as they are forever changing.
5 Fishers Road,
Eling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9JB, UK
PHONE 02380 864 954
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: A range of classes for individuals and groups across Hampshire.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Ghana
Rhythmus and beats from Ghana West Africa for beginners, intermediate and advanced – contact for details of an event or class near you.
DRUE ( ANDREW RIGG )
5 CAMBERLEY RD
UK , ENGLAND
PRIVATE / GROUP / CLASSES / PERFORMANCES / RECORDING SESSIONS
FEES VARY PRIVATE £15 PER HR
WORK WITH ZIMBABWEAN BAND
ANNA MUDEKA & SVIKIRO
AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES & TUITION IN
SONG , DANCE & MUSIC OF ZIMBABWE
ANNA WAS BORN IN ZIMBABWE & IS EX THOMAS MAPFUMO AS WELL AS WORKED WITH THE LATE GREAT EPHAT MUJURU
& BRAZILIAN DANCE TUTOR AQUELINE SIEG SANTANA
AVAILABLE FOR TUITION IN HISTORY & DANCE OF BRAZIL AQUELINE WAS BORN IN SALVADOR BRAZIL
I WAS BORN IN NOTTINGHAM UK ENGLAND
I TEACH / PERFORM
DRUM KIT / DJEMBE & RELATED PERCUSSIONS / CONGAS / DARABUKA & RELATED PERCUSSIONS / NGOMA & BUTONGA DRUMS / DIDGERIDOO
I HAVE 16YRS PLAYING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE FROM 11YRS OLD IN STYLES RANGING FROM JAZZ / PUNK TOO AFRICAN / UK FOLK INCLUDING LATIN , CHIMURENGA & TECHNO , I LIKE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & FUSIONS BUT I HAVE A REAL LOVE OF TRADITIONAL WORLD FOLK MUSIC ESPECIALLY INDIAN , AFRICAN & IRISH .
I HAVE TAUGHT & PERFORMED ALL OVER THE UK & CATER FOR SCHOOLS , SPECIAL NEEDS , TEACHER TRAINING & 1ON1 , I AM A SESSION MUSICIAN AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES & RECORDING SESSIONS AS WELL AS WORKING WITH MY REGULAR GROUP SVIKIRO & AQUELINE SIEG SANTANA
JAH LOVE PEACE & GLOBAL UNITY DRUE BATAFOLA
ADDRESS: Whalley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire
England / UK
PHONE - 07973 197676
EMAIL contact -
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Beginners African Drumming - 6.30 - 7.30. Improvers 7.30 - 9.30 Monday nights at The Station House - Whalley. Fees - Beginners £35 per term Improvers £50 per term
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Teacher - UK
STYLE OF DRUM: Djembe.
Description of Drum Classes: Basic class for beginners, simple African patterns with Dun's and percussion. Improvers - For those with a good basic knowledge of African Drumming, this class stretches your abilities. We also do the odd public performance!
Resumé of teacher: I have studied African drumming for the past 7 years, and recently started doing drum circle facilitation as well. I have had some excellent teachers, and attend workshops when ever I can. Not studied in Africa as yet! (that's why I take the beginners class!) and boy am I enthusiastic!!!