Afrikaya drum circles take place roughly once every 2 weeks:
Dates on flyer at bottom of page. Taster sessions available for all newcomers throughout 2018 at reduced rate.
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.
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.
To see a recent video of mostly novice drummers, go to Afrikaya Drum Circle Video
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.
If you want more information about our drum circles, please go to Afrikaya Drum Circles2