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 […]
After almost 3 months of waiting it looks like our Guinea container will be hitting the water within a few weeks … hoping for smooth sailing from here. Conakry Signature Series djembes, hardwood duns, goat skins, feleke ( hats), balafon, flute …… Will keep you all updated on timing …exciting!
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 ….
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 […]
A couple of Fridays ago we had our student performance night, Tribalism for our sixth lesson cycle, at Metropol Bar in St Kilda. It was a great night, with plenty of our students showing off their new skills and the new rhythm learnt over the previous six weeks. It was a high energy, and busy […]
Rhythmic Challenge for the morning is another 12/8 bell pattern ( to continue the theme for this month.) Get familiar with the “short bell” pattern on one hand (or wok or any other kitchenware you have handy!) 1 2 3 4 1 x . x . x x . x . x . x x […]