West African Drumming
This dynamic workshop is an introduction to the energetic style of West African drumming. It has proven to be very popular as we provide 30 djembe drums to ensure 100% participation for each student, who will play a djembe for the full duration of the session, learning a flamboyant traditional Senegalese piece of music.
The rich story-telling tradition in Africa is passed down to younger generations through our African story-telling workshop, where participants hear and take part in a variety of authentic stories that reflect the cultures and traditions of this beautiful continent.
This unique style of dance originated in the South African gold mines during the oppressive apartheid laws. As the miners were forbidden to talk to each other during their long spells of work, they used boot slapping as an alternative way to communicate. Outside of the mines this developed into gumboot dancing.