Afrikaya Drum Circles

Afrikaya drum circles take place roughly twice a month:

Dates on flyer at bottom of page – September onwards only.

The hall is covid safe and all the windows will be open, so wear something warm. Please book in advance as we need to have numbers limited to 20. If you need to borrow 1 of our drums, you must book in advance.  Please email

Please note increase in donation entry £10 per person; £7 concessions. Family rates, please ask. Drum hire £3 per drum.

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.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate. 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.

Here’s a recent video of mostly novice drummers:

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 2020 even better for drumming and for Afrikaya.

If you want more information about our drum circles, please go to Afrikaya Drum Circles2

Dates for 2020