HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 52 – KATE SUSKO (Canberra)

” For me, the djembe addiction took hold in my early twenties. Coming from a classical piano background, djembe was everything piano wasn’t! I still dearly love sitting down and cracking out a Bach prelude but it doesn’t compare to the feeling of playing djembe and being part of a whole community of drummers who […]

Big Drum Festival – Teachers Announced….

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29th – 30th of July 2017 A weekend of diverse ​​musical​ workshops ​for lovers of rhythm!   Our Big Drum festival is slowly coming together and we are excited to announce the impressive line up we have managed lock in. We are happy to announce the following teachers who will be joining us for the weekend of rhythm. […]

HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 48 – ROSS ANGEL (Nelson NZ)

“For me the djembe is a powerful entity for humans to channel great energy and to transmit this energy in a joyous and spiritual way. Key aspects of the djembe and its culture for me are; The joy it transmits, The meditative aspect of drumming, The community and union that is created through playing the […]

HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 47 – MAMA LYNN ( Brisbane)

” Every time a drum sounds, the world pulsates, a child is born , joy erupts, pain is felt….a heart beats’.. I heard this 20 years ago when I began my drumming journey. It resonated with me and meeting Simon and travelling to Ghana with him changed my life. I loved being immersed in the […]

HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 46 – KYLIE BAYENS (Melbourne)

“The first time I saw African drumming was at a workshop at Rainbow Serpent festival ten years ago. I’d never seen anything like it and instantly wanted to learn, thinking wow, wouldn’t it be great to play in a band at festivals, never dreaming that two years later that’s exactly what I’d be doing! Six […]

African Drumming – Summer Retreat – 24th – 26th – Feb

We are Excited about our Summer Drum Retreat in late Feb. Two wonderful African musicians joining us. Djembefola extraordinaire Mohamed Camara from Guinea and mutli-talented Emmanuel Aryeetey from Ghana. Always a great weekend immersion full of quality tuition and lots of fun jams. We’ll be putting on a concert Sat night too so come on […]

Coming in 2017 – ENDURO DJEMBE

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Enduro Djembe **Musical fitness for body and mind** Focus your mind, open your ears and relax your body – a non-stop rhythmic ride is about to begin! Enduro Djembe is an uninterrupted journey designed to improve your listening skills and strengthen your sounds, stamina and solo repertoire. We begin with technique and build into a […]

HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 41 – NATHAN BREGMAN ( Hamilton NZ)

” My life long journey into rhythm started completely by accident. In my first year of high school learning an instrument was compulsory, and having started and dropped out of learning the piano at primary school, as the selection sheet went around the room I thought to myself “What instrument is the most different from […]

HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 38 – CONNIE SHEEN ( Vic)

” My introduction to the djembe came later in life. I wasn’t even aware of it’s existence until about six years ago. I loved rhythm and dance from an early age and remember distinctly highland bands that played at parades, particularly the drums and the way the beat would echo through my whole body in […]