Are You Looking For Authentic African Drumming Workshops?
If you have landed on this page there’s a strong chance that you are you looking for African Drumming Workshops for your school, charity or maybe you are a corporate organisation looking for African Drumming Workshops for a team building activity or entertainment! Well you have arrived at the right place for African Drumming workshops – keep reading to find out more!
Before we continue, we must emphasise unlike most companies on the net we only offer authentic African Drumming Workshops, which simply means that our facilitators will either be from Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Zimbabwe or South Africa – this way the participants can get a multicultural feel for the workshop.
All our facilitators have undergone an enhanced DBS check within 2 years as part of our Child Protection Policy + we have £5 Million Public Liability Insurance and risk assessments to cover any workshops.
Please note this page relates to our educational & community based drumming workshops – If you are a Business or Organisation looking for African Drumming Workshops for your employees or staff please go to our Corporate Drumming Workshops page.
There is a lot of information on this site – if you need to speak to us about ANY workshop please call our dedicated team available to help you no matter where you are in the country and its FREE to call – go on call them now 0800 471 4983.
What is African Drumming Workshops?
In the countries of Africa music and rhythm are as large a part of everyday life as conversation, cooking or walking about. The stories portrayed through drumming acknowledge and celebrate marriage, child rearing, changing seasons, healing, hunting, and the planting and harvesting of crops. West African people have a song or dance for almost every aspect of daily existence. Many are hundreds of years old and are still performed precisely as they were by the ancestors.
2020 Effect honours the authentic integrity of West African musical arts by bringing the music of Africa to people of all ages, Trap Media shares its knowledge and appreciation of these traditions by celebrating these beautiful and ancient art forms with various audiences, through African Dance and African Drumming Workshops for all ages and abilities
Our Master Drummers will lead the African drumming workshops and performances and bring great understanding and awareness of Africa’s cultural heritage!
What Happens in an African Drumming Workshop?
We will step you into the beauty of African culture for a day and experience traditional African drumming workshops and learn West African drumming rhythms and percussion music from Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast. During our African drumming workshops participants will collaborate with master drummers to learn the art of African drumming leading to an uplifting and collaborative drumming performance.
Using traditional drums from West Africa other percussion instruments, our highly skilled and experienced African Drumming facilitators lead vibrant African drumming workshops that open up amazing opportunities for individuals and groups from all backgrounds.
In our African Drumming workshops, a drum circle will be created and a master drummer will teach participants how to play the Djembe drum. Participants will also learn the significance and uses of drumming in African culture, where they are always an accompaniment for any manner of ceremony, such as births, deaths marriages etc.
West African Drumming workshops music accompanies important life events, like marriage, childbirth, working and hunting. It has a very close relationship both with dance and with the tones and rhythmic patterns of the local language. The music is built from varied timbres playing interlocking rhythmic parts to form a polyrhythmic whole, often led by a master drummer using call and response patterns.
During the African Drumming Workshop Using authentic handmade instruments and genuine African rhythms, pupils learn to play, in ensemble, the pulsing grooves and layered textures that are West African drumming, using Djembe, Kpanlogo, Bougourabou and Doundoun drums, as well as shakers, bells and tuned Balafon. Having mastered the technique and characteristic rhythms, pupils learn to create their own.
African Drumming Workshops may run from 30mins to 1 hour, depending on the age group, and fit with the school timetable where possible. The time may be used in many ways; often schools want every class to have at least one contact so everyone has an opportunity to share the excitement. We also encourage a African Drumming performance towards the end of a project.
With every African Drumming workshops booked we will provide everyone with a Djembe drum and take the participants through the African Drumming workshop, leading in to a traditional composition involving multiple parts. Everyone will be able to play an instrument. The end result is a powerful sound and highly stimulating experience
To book a workshop please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 471 4983 or fill out our booking form now – don’t delay!
Benefits of Our African Drumming Workshops
Our African drumming workshops isn’t just a pleasure to take part in. When you pause to consider that African drumming music was originally used as a form of communication as well as playing an integral role in African culture, you will see that African Drumming is a mode of expression for the entire spectrum of human emotion.
African Drumming workshops has many benefits for all ages including tolerance, coordination, teamwork, confidence, leadership skills, creativity, motivation, communication – whether its for you school, community or corporate event. Our prices are very competitive and worth every penny! Prices start from as little as £275.00 per workshop and we can give you a customised quote for your project.
Other benefits include:
- African drumming workshops is fun, energising and inspirational to people of different backgrounds and abilities.
- Our Drumming Workshops improves co-ordination and motor skills. It also develops concentration through team work.
- African drumming workshops encourages creativity and self expression, especially through drumming circles.
- Drumming together as a group encourages bonding within the group and makes participants appreciative of each other.
Stop! Before Booking Any African Drumming Workshops…
Let me ask you a simple question… with so much choice on the internet how do you know you are getting 100% Authentic African drumming workshops at the best price, can all these companies claiming to be providers of workshops be relied on?
So before booking with someone else consider these questions below and you will realise 2020 Effect is the company of choice for any creative workshops nationwide. We just don’t provide workshops we provide an experience you will never forget.
- Do they have CRB Checks, Public Liability and a Child Protection Policy in place to safe guard vulnerable people?
- Are the workshops authentic? Meaning is the workshop a traditional based multicultural experience?
- Can they provide you with at least 5 testimonials from various organisation’s?
- Can they provide you with workshops in Dance, Drama, Music, Visual, Asian and African Arts to your requirements?
- Can they deliver nationwide? If so are you sure they will turn up or cancel on you at short notice?
- Do they have any credibility or do you know how long they have been around for?
- Do they have a dedicated support team to help you coordinate your event?
Well if they can’t answer these questions above with full confidence we strongly recommend not using them quite frankly! We take pride and passion in every workshop we provide and you will not be disappointed.
You really don’t want to ruin your event or day by booking with the wrong company. We have seen so many organisation’s let down by companies claiming to provide similar workshops – so choose wisely.
Other Recommended African Arts Workshops to Book?
Our African Arts Workshops include – African Drumming workshops to Brazilian drumming workshops, African Dance Workshops, Afro Brazilian Dance, Egyptian Dance Workshop, Street Jazz, Music Production, Emceeing & Djing, Drama (Slavery), Contemporary Dance (Slavery), Samba Dance, Rap & Spoken Word, African Jewellery Making, Mask Making, Bead Making, Brazilian Caperoia.
Please remember we do not only offer African Themed Workshops – we provide workshops across the range from Street Dance to Musical Theatre, Anti Bullying, Bollywood, Chinese Dance to Indian Drumming + many many more just browse the various links above to see.
We Provide 1000’s of Workshops Across the UK – From London to Scotland!
Even though we are a London based company we have over 150 facilitators nationwide in the areas below to provide you with easy delivery and a cost effective service.
We deliver workshops internationally as well – just call us on 0800 471 4983 and we will take care of the rest.
Make sure you take a read our testimonial pages you will notice that different organisations have booked workshops with us even in the remotest areas like Cumbria & Devon.
Areas covered include the following:
London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Ireland, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.
Some Testimonials – We’re Ready to Prove Everything We Claim!
Thank you very much indeed. The students very much enjoyed the African Drumming Workshops and the workshop leader was enthusiastic, energetic and very professional! We would have no hesitation in booking with you again.
G Jones – Chelsea Academy
The African Drumming Workshop was a great success! The workshop facilitators that ran the workshop were really good and engaging!
K Blunden – Events Coordinator – London
Just to let you know overall all 38 workshops provided for the Girl Guide celebrations were excellent! The facilitators were all very pleasant and several commented that they had learned a lot about the Guide movement. I would definitely recommend you to others.
Eirlais Tompkins (Mrs), Girlguiding Wolverhampton
The African Drumming workshop was fantastic, full of energy and fun, facilitated perfectly with passion and expertise. The members of our project really enjoyed the African drumming workshops, and are very keen to do it again. I wouldn’t hesitate in running more African drumming workshops like this for events in the future.”
J. Watson – Project Manager – Save the Children UK
Just to let you know the feedback from both our staff and the public about the African Drumming Workshops was very good, professional slick performances which were enjoyed by all.
Thank you for sending such amiable and professional workshop leaders (Origami and African Drumming) to us this week! Could you pass my thanks on to them, I have had nothing but positive reviews from all of the staff and students who had the chance to be in the sessions.
F. Melmoe – East Surrey College – Surrey
Dear 2020 Effect
Suffice to say George lived up to the recommendation for African Drumming Workshops. The children had a great time and George was very willing to fit in with our needs (including working in a very restrictive space as the party proved so popular). I would very much like to book a African drumming workshop with George next year so will be in touch when the event is planned and hopefully he will be available.
I will pass the word around about George and will be in touch sometime in 2010.
J Murphy – Melcombe Children Centre, London
The African drumming workshops and Junk Percussion workshops went very smoothly and both facilitators were great, very interactive which is just what we were looking for. If we do decide to do a similar series of African Drumming workshops I’ll be sure to check out your web site.
S Buck – British Music Experience – the O2, London
I’m not sure if Yve has contacted you since we had the African Drumming workshop on 24th October. But the session was excellent, the African drummer (Mohamed) was interactive, friendly and had the group engaged to the African Drumming Workshops. Many thanks for a fabulous African experience!
N. Bellot – Parent Involvement Coordinator – Family Action Surestart Roehampton & Putney
We had a fantastic day on Sunday and I would like to say how marvelous the African Drumming workshops were. None of our young people have experienced African Drumming workshops before or anything like it before. We were all so impressed by the couple who came and managed to smile and be constantly enthusiastic all day! Thank you Trap Media and I will sing your praises to all from now on.
A. Williams – Principal Youth Officer, Devon St John Ambulance
The African Drumming workshops went really well, I was very impressed!! George was a fantastic African Drumming instructor and really motivated the young people, some of which had extensive additional learning needs.
The session were well structured but flexible for the y/p needs, and all the y/p engaged. The school has received good feedback from the y/p and the staff attending, i will forward this on if they send it to me. Thanks again, and we are still trying to arrange two more schools to be involved, i will be in touch soon for more african drumming workshops.
D. Foster, Youth Worker – Walthamstow Youth Support Services, London.
So How Do I Book?
Once you have found your desired workshop (below) please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 689 9909 or use the provisional booking form and we can customise something especially for you!
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FAQ About Our African Drumming Workshops
Remember we have a professional team available to help you book and plan any project in mind. We are experts in the creative industries with over 10 years experience, view our gallery, most importantly, participants will absolutely love it!
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Our African Drumming Workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities and we have considerable experience in the fields of special needs, please advise us about any such children prior to making a booking. If you are looking for adult workshops please visit our corporate drumming page for more information.
Travelling expenses are charged relative to the distance the artist has to travel between their home and the venue. If overnight accommodation cannot be avoided, there will be an additional charge to cover. Where artists have to supply additional materials, there will be a separate charge that will be negotiated at the time of booking.
Please note for African Drumming Workshops we will supply African Drums for a class size of around 30 participants at no extra charge.
The optimum number of participants per workshop led by one facilitators in an school/educational setting is 15-30. This will allow the tutor to provide the best service possible.
We will expect a responsible member of staff to supervise the class, as our artists are expected to deliver an arts based workshop and should not be expected to take on the responsibilities of the class teacher.
For corporate clients this can be up to 500 delegates depending on the nature of the project.