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Cultural Drumming

Drumming Workshops


In our cultural section you have the choice of three workshops

African Drumming    Brazilian Samba    Multicultural Day

Each workshop uses instruments specific to its 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, its relationship to music and information about the instruments specific to the culture. Each session will finish with a performance.

Click one of the link’s above to learn more about each culture or to book now.

African drumming


The most popular drum in Africa is the Djembe drum and these are constructed from hollowed out trees. In African culture drumming is 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 to play.

Brazilian Drumming (samba)

For Samba we bring the carnival instruments of Brazil into your school. This workshop is all about the street music of Brazil and uses authentic instruments (Surdo Drums, Ganza, Tambourims, Repinique and Caixa). During the session we introduce all of the instruments and build a carnival piece with the children all playing from beginning to end. As always we can supply follow up worksheets and topic ideas  to link to the session.




multicultural Session

Multicultural Day.

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