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Cultural Drumming

Drumming Workshops

In our cultural section you have the choice of four workshops

African drumming    Brazilian Samba    Egyptian drumming  Multi cultural day

Each workshop uses instruments specific it’s country and includes a fact sheet for teachers allowing you to work towards the session or follow up afterwards if you would like to.  We will also alter the content of the workshop for each key stage so it is challenging interesting and fun for all ages.

The structure is to start with a clapping warm up introducing some elements from the culture and then to move quickly onto the instruments where we begin to learn a short drumming piece. The playing is interspersed with key facts about the culture, it’s relationship to music and information about the instruments specific to the culture. Each session will finish with a performance.

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African drumming


The most popular drum in Africa is the Djembe drum and these are constructed from hollowed out tree’s In African culture drumming used to mark cultural events and as a means of communication. The Master Drummer, Djembes, Dun-Duns, Call and Response, Talking Drums, and a wealth of information about the music and culture of Africa are included in this workshop as well as a Djembe for each participant.

Brazilian Drumming (samba)

For Samba we bring the carnival instruments of Brazil, Surdo Drums, Ganza, Tambourims, Repinique and Caixa. In Brazil  drumming is all about the carnival held every February and all of the instruments are light, portable and loud as they have to be carried and headed by the carnival drummers carnival. Each village compete for the prize of ???



Egyptian Drumming

Egyptian drumming

The drums of Egypt are goblet drums known as Doubbeck or darabuka and are very probably a dependent of the Djembe. Often made from Clay or metal they are more refined that the traditional African Djembe.  Frame drums called???? The Egyptians where very socially advanced and misc was part of social gatherings.

multicultural Session

Multicultural Day.

The music of two contrasting cultures (African and Brazil) are highlighted and experienced in this workshop. Children learn the similarities and differences of the roll of percussion instruments in two different culture