AFRIKAYA GUITAR LOTTERY: considering getting yourself or a loved one a great guitar for a gift? Look no further. Afrikaya’s guitar lottery, at just £2 a go, may win you a fantastic guitar worth over £300. Details at bottom of page.
This brand new guitar, has been generously donate by Nick Hyde of Garrison Guitars in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
“The Dean EQA Exotica Quilt Ash Acoustic-Electric Guitar really lives up to it’s name Exotica! The top, back, and sides of the EQA are made entirely of quilted ash and the body is triple bound. It comes with Grover tuners, inlaid rosette, plus a Dean DMT G03 Preamp system with built in tuner. The cutaway body gives full fretboard access for maximum playability.”
The sponsored walk for 2017 took place on Sunday 14th May. It raised over £1000 for Afrikaya.
We are doing it again! Sunday 13 May 2018!
10.00 check in ready for 10.30 start
A sponsored ‘walktoschoolathon’ for Afrikaya. This 12K walk through the beautiful Pewsey Vale is almost the distance that children in New Yundum, The Gambia [some as young as 3 years old] were walking to school each day, including crossing a busy 4 lane highway – the main Banjul to Brikama highway. The walk is in its fourth year – by popular demand.
Start and finish: Golden Swan, Wilcot, Nr Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NN
There is no registration fee. However, you are expected to raise sponsorship or make a personal donation in lieu of sponsorship. Suggested amount £10.00 [under 17s £5.00].
Afrikaya drum circles take place roughly once every 2 weeks:
Dates on flyer at bottom of page
Saturdays 2 pm to 4 pm
Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LB
All proceeds from our community drum circles go direct to support the work of Afrikaya in The Gambia.
Everyone is welcome, whatever their age or ability. No booking required. However, if you are coming along with a larger group – please let us know beforehand so that we can make sure we have enough drums.
If you are not a member of Wiltshire Drum Circles on Facebook or do not receive our regular drum circle emails, please email to check if the circle is still on.
Afrikaya Drum Circles involve hand drums [mostly djembes from Africa], other percussive instruments from around the world, and also any other instruments that complement the free-form rhythm produced by the circle.
Dancers are more than welcome. Drumming and dancing are very much linked as part of the West African culture. As well as facilitating rhythm, West African djembe rhythms and specific dances are practiced in harmony to tell a story from an African tradition.
Afrikaya drum circles are a combination of community circles, facilitated circles, and teaching of West African rhythms.
Let’s make this the best year EVER for drumming and for Afrikaya.