Dr Dawn Joseph came across some fascinating findings when she visited our spring drum retreat in 2019, which launched a deeper investigation into the power of West African drumming.
Below are a few of our favourite points from the article:
- African Drumming builds bridges and begins dialogues, allowing for a better understanding of the people, customs and music in Africa.
- There is a deep sense of belonging in the drumming community, being part of something intangible and ancient.
- Drumming fosters a sense of connection and community with others and offers time away from normality and technology.
The article is a powerful summary of our goals and values here at African Drumming. We strongly believe in educating the community in an authentic and genuine way, and take pride in building a strong and supportive community.