A memorable journey of West African musical culture that lets students share in a creative and inclusive learning experience.

Our School workshops are a positive, energetic, and creative musical experience.

Offering single sessions, 4 week – full term Programmes, whole school events, staff team builders, fetes and more, we are very experienced and can deliver to any mandate. We bring along drums and shakers for everyone. We understand the difference in learning capabilities for different age groups and tailor our sessions accordingly.

What we offer in our sessions

A memorable journey of West African musical culture that lets students share in a creative learning experience.
We usually deliver a mix of drumming, dancing and singing but we’re always adaptable and can change it up to suit your aims and specifications.

A cultural experience

Our education in cultural awareness happens every day, but a purposeful hands-on experience that truly engages is special. Our facilitators come dressed in traditional clothing and keen to introduce kids to West African culture.

Single Sessions

Our single session workshops offer drumming, dancing and singing as standard, though we can easily adapt to suit your specifications. All of our facilitators are experienced and unique performers, each with their own story and style. Usually, we kick off with a short performance and introduce ourselves, getting everyone excited about the music. We move into the fun quickly with drumming, teaching African rhythms, musical games, and a great jam. We’ll get them grooving too, with some tribal dancing and singing included along the way. At the end of the session we have question time, where students can ask the facilitator about their background, culture, music and about Africa.

Programmes

Maximise the potential learning outcomes of studying African drum and dance by integrating a 4 week to full term Programme into your curriculum. Our Programmes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Focusing on an African performance piece, we develop the ensemble, practising technique and dexterity, adding song, and building towards a memorable high-energy student concert! Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, Programmes offer students the chance to learn an instrument, be a part of a group in a meaningful and active way, and does wonders for their self esteem and confidence. Showcasing their piece at a school concert at the end of the Programme provides an important sense of visibility and accomplishment.

Inclusive, fun and educational – Kindergarten workshops are more popular than ever!

Entertain the young ones with a fun and vibrant workshop, led by our energetic West African facilitators

We play musical games using drums and shakers with lots of energy. We introduce the music through storytelling that appeals to young imaginations. We aim to make the workshop as inclusive and fun as possible by giving them a chance to explore their creativity, feel a sense of community, and let off some energy too.

The recommended workshop duration for young children is 45 minutes

We play musical games using drums and shakers with lots of energy. We introduce the music through storytelling that appeals to young imaginations. We aim to make the workshop as inclusive and fun as possible by giving them a chance to explore their creativity, feel a sense of community, and let off some energy too.

The recommended workshop duration for young children is 45 minutes

The Benefits of Drumming for Young Children

  • Increases motor skill and coordination
  • Improves listening and cooperative skills
  • Encourages inclusiveness and sharing
  • Evokes creativity and imagination
  • Celebrates multicultural backgrounds

Find more about the wellness benefits & results of African drumming workshops here

Bookings & Enquiries

  Workshop and Performance Examples

  • Single workshops for a class or year level
  • A series of 50 minute workshops to cater for several year levels
  • A high energy African concert for the whole school to enjoy
  • Advanced classes for music students
  • 4 week to full term Programmes

                               Aims

  • Create a fun, non-intimidating environment that stimulates personal and social development.
  • Encourage participation free from social, race, gender and age barriers or expectations.
  • Provide a hands-on multicultural experience
  • Introduce African drumming, singing, dancing and body percussion.

Find more about the wellness benefits & results of African drumming workshops here

Additional reading: When the quiet child takes charge – Inclusivity and Confidence through African Drumming

Additional Workshops