African Drumming Classes in Greenwich

 Tuesday Evenings 8pm-9:30pm:

Beginners 8pm-9pm

Intermediates 8:30pm-9:30pm

Greenwich West Community Centre, 141 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA

We are in Room 4

COME AND TRY IT OUT – FIRST SESSION £5 or sign-up for our *block discounts*!

Welcome to our website for African Drumming Classes in south-east London. We provide drumming workshops for schools, businesses and institutions in London and the south-east as well as our community evening drumming classes, which have been running since 2010 in Greenwich.

If you are a keen and interested Londoner looking for a drumming class to attend, well done you’ve found us! You can learn more about our classes and read about our Drum Africa teachers here.

Attendees of our weekly classes can access videos and song lyrics for all the material we learn in our password-protected ‘Members‘ area, and even hire djembes to practise on for just £3 per week!

However, if you’re just keen and interested (and not a Londoner), please check out our interesting articles and tuition videos, or be inspired by our videos of Ghanaian drumming and dance troupe Noko Ye Dzen.

Laurence at the lectern - Music Expo

Laurence at the lectern – Music Expo

**NEWS** 06/12/17 TRIP TO GUINEA! We have very exciting news – we’d like to invite you all to Guinea with us in March-April 2018! Visit our Guinea Trip 2018 page for more information!

**NEWS** 05/12/17 SESSION CANCELLED! Unfortunately we need to cancel tonight’s session due to Laurence fracturing his arm. We wish him a speedy recovery!

**NEW** 28/11/17 DANCE CLASS We are running an  extra special drumming and dance class with Abram Diallo on Tuesday 12th December. Spaces are limited, email us to sign up!

**NEWS** 27/10/17 OUR NEXT 6-WEEK BLOCK! We will begin our next 6-week block of classes at Greenwich West Community Centre this Tuesday 31st October. Join us for some exciting new djembe and dundun rhythms! Upcoming session dates here.

**NEWS** 16/07/17 FINAL SESSION AND PERFORMANCE! Join us for our final class of term before our summer break. We will be preparing ‘Koma’ and ‘Bobofoli’ for our performance at the Bird’s Nest pub open mic night! After the summer, classes will begin again on 12th September!

**NEWS** 17/05/17 MOVED SESSION! We are changing the day and venue of our class next week as Laurence is attending a funeral. The class with be on Wednesday 24th May 7:30-8:30pm at the New Haddo Centre. We will then perform at the Bird’s Nest pub open mic night straight after the class!

Performing at Charlton Free Film Festival

Performing at Charlton Free Film Festival

**NEWS** 02/04/17 EASTER HOLIDAYS We are taking a 2 week break for the Easter school holidays. We will return on 18th Tuesday April with our new set-up!

**NEWS** 13/02/17 NO CLASS There will be no classes on 14th and 21st February. If you miss your drumming fix, come along to see TalkingDRUM perform at the Jamboree in Limehouse on Tuesday 21st February, supporting Op Sa! Balkan band.

**NEWS** 09/02/17 MUSIC EXPO 2017 Thanks to all the music teachers who came down to Music and Drama Educuation Expo this year and saw Laurence’s talk on how to teach African Drumming the African Way. Further teacher training courses are on offer, email for more info!

**NEWS** 02/01/17 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Classes begin again tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd January. We will start the year with a new dance rhythm: Tiriba. Hope you can join us! More session dates here.

**NEWS** 05/12/16 CHRISTMAS IS COMING! We have 2 sessions remaining until our Christmas break. Join us on 6th and 13th December for our most festive classes of the year – finishing off with another performance at Amersham Arms Open Mic Night on Wednesday 14th December. Mulled wine all round!

**NEWS** 29/08/16 WELCOME BACK! African drumming classes begin again on Tuesday 6th September at 8pm at Greenwich West Community Centre after our summer break. We looking forward to welcoming drummers of all ages and abilities again! Email to tell us you’re coming!

Intermediate class

Intermediate class

**NEWS** 28/06/16 WORLD PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS Laurence will be giving a World Percussion Masterclass on Wednesday 10th August at the Amersham Arms in New Cross, before performing with world percussion group Talking Drum. Details to follow…

**NEWS** 01/06/16 AMERSHAM ARMS PERFORMANCE Well done to our class members who performed at Open Mic Night at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. We’ll be back again soon!

Come and join us!

Playing the Djembe!African drumming is a great skill to learn, and a fun way to meet friendly and like-minded people! It is accessible to anyone and everyone with a sense of rhythm and a willingness to learn, a truly enjoyable way to spend an evening!

Visit The Classes page to learn more about our sessions.

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