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Thu, 05 Sept

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Woodend Neighbourhood House (Undercroft)

West African Drum Group (Term 3 2024)

Join Ness for this beginners West African Drum Group and experience the joy that comes from putting together simple rhythms.

West African Drum Group (Term 3 2024)
West African Drum Group (Term 3 2024)

Time & Location

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05 Sept 2024, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Woodend Neighbourhood House (Undercroft), 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia

About the Event

What's it all about?

Drumming is all about fun and friendship. It’s also about the amazement and joy that comes from putting together some very simple rhythms - that anyone who can clap or tap can do - and hearing the beautiful sounds emerging of West African Drumming.

The techniques and rhythms you will learn during each session have been passed from master to master. All the drums have been built under the guidance of Simone Lang, with carved wooden shells from Africa, rope and goat skins.

This four week short course will fill you with awe and inspiration as this incredible tradition has been kept alive for hundreds of years, from African villages to Australian Neighbourhood Houses.

The West African Drum Group is tailored to people from age 10 (dependent on skill and maturity) to adult. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

Who will be leading the session?

Ness has been playing with Simone Lang and The Newham Drummers for 8 years and has enjoyed every minute of it!

Term 3 2024 Information

The West African Drum Group will run for ten weeks on Thursday afternoons between 5.30pm - 6.30pm. The first session is on Thursday 18th July and the last session is on Thursday 18th September.

The cost for each participant for the ten week term is:

  • $150 (BYO drum) or
  • $195 (drum provided by tutor)

If you wish to join the class after the term has begun, our booking system will allow you to book for the remaining classes - assuming there is space.

Each session will be held in The Undercroft - access is via the gates next to the Skate Park, off Margery Crescent.

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