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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the team here at African Drumming! Simon is currently in Burkina Faso on our Rhythm Power drumming-intensive tour, as you can see by our current January vNews above! – Our community drumming classes are starting back up this week! If you happen to miss this week, be sure to jump in […]

Rhythm Power Highlights 2014-15

For the past 15 years our director Simon Fraser has been running the Rhythm Power tour through West Africa.  Last tour he travelled from Ghana to Burkina Faso, where he experienced so many highlights and serendipitous moments.  Here’s a selection of his photos of his trip….. Click here for more info on the next Rhythm […]

Autumn Retreat 2015: Highlights

Autumn Drum Retreat Highlights on the weekend were:             Dundun Dance class with Bouba               Tara’s Beginners busting out Moribayassa                   Jacqui’s Congolese Dance arrangement and Special Sunday Yoga Thanks to everyone who made it such […]

Check out what went down at Tribalism last week….

Last weekend was one of the best Tribalisms ever… just loved the venue (Kindred Studios) and the student ensembles came up with such great arrangements.  All topped off with a dance floor showdown led by AfroSuperGroup Allstars. Thanks to everyone that made it a great afternoon See you all again in 12 weeks’ time – […]

Drumming Classes: new cycle starting this week!

Calling ALL drummers! Our next 6 week class cycle starts this week – BOOK IN HERE! https://www.africandrumming.com.au/classes/community-drum-classes/ ****BREAKING NEWS***** Our director Simon is back at the helm teaching Beginners and Intermediates again full time in St Kilda. Simon started our school back in 1997 and is pumped to be nurturing the next generation of Melbourne […]

Drumming makes you feel GOOD!

If you drum then you know how GREAT it feels! It’s great to have far reaching evidence on how this music is healing and uplifting souls from all walks of life We enjoyed this article: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-ways-drumming-heals-body-mind-and-soul  

WAM 101 has landed…

Announcing the arrival of West African Music 101, or WAM 101 ……  available in HARDCOPY or downloadable version An in-depth introduction to the world of West African music, its history, how the ensemble works, the roles of the instruments, and dance.  Plenty of treasures inside for West African traditional music lovers of all levels. Grab […]

Profile: Tara Tucker – Autumn Drum Retreat

We are privileged to have the wonderful Tara Tucker teaching at our Autumn Drum Retreat on 17 -19 April. Tara has been playing West African percussion for over 15 years. She has studied traditional drumming with Masterdrummers and ensembles in Guinea, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Her teachers include Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Mohamed Bangoura, Nii […]

Tribalism is back!

Pumped for the next TRIBALISM We have brought together a HUGE & talented team of artists to headline on the day. Rehearsals are under way and The AfroSuperGroup looks ready to go o SUNDAY 12th APRIL from 2pm onwards Kindred Studios in Yarraville

It’s here! – The RHYTHM POWER 2015/16 TOUR PACK

It’s here – The RHYTHM POWER 2015/16 TOUR PACK with everything you need to know about our next trip starting Dec 28th this year!  It’s a unique trip covering two of Africa’s most diverse musical landscapes – The ancient soul of Burkina Faso and Colour and smiles of Ghana. DOWNLOAD the Tour Pack here This unique […]

Bali Drum Camp coming soon

Our Bali Drum Camp is just 10 weeks away! It’s not too late to book in and join us for 9 days of drumming in the lovely seaside village of Candidasa. Tuza, Simon and guest teacher Tara are all looking forward to sharing the rhythms and insights into world of African Drumming ….

New classes starting at Wangaratta

DRUMMING CLASSES IN WANGARATTA!!! Happy to announce African Drumming is kicking off classes in Wangaratta this month Venue: HP Barr Reserve Community Centre, Schilling Drive, Wangaratta Day: Monday nights starting Monday 23/3 Time: 7:30pm (classes will run 7:30-9:00) Your teacher is the wonderful Brianna Slattery who has been living further up the central coast in […]

Rhythm Power Tour back on for 2016!

Excited to announce we will be heading back to Burkina Faso in 2016 as part of our annual Rhythm Power Tour …it will be a 5 week tour across Ghana and Burkina …. last year 24 students were blown away by our teachers Adama Koita and Burkina Azza who will be hosting us again …… […]

What does a Dun sound like?

Top End Duns are hard to find … good quality hardwood dun shells are also hard to find, even when searching the Sahel in West Africa…. We always get excited when an extra special set hits the scene. Here’s an incredible set of hardwood duns from Burkina Faso. Made from Premium Heartwood Djala from Banfora […]

Sessi Sessi – Community Music Ensemble

  Sessi Sessi is our energetic West African drumming community ensemble that’s made up with our advanced student group. Uplifting and high energy performances that gets the crowds moving are their specialty. Our talented students are lead by seasoned professionals who warmly welcomes everybody  to dance and groove. Whether it be at a fund raiser, […]