Public Classes, Workshops & Tutorials

African drumming workshops, Djembe classes & dance workshops

Drumroots run a range of drumming and dance classes, lessons and tutorials for the general public in and around Manchester. Whatever your age, background or level of experience, you’re bound find a drumming or African dance class that you’ll love from the choice below:

Intermediate/Advanced Djembe/DunDun workshop with Iya Sako | 16th April 2016 View details

Date: 16th April 2016 10am -1pm
Venue: Achieve studios, New Islington Mill, Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Road, Salford, M5 4DE View Google Map
Price: £20 (£18 Concessions)
For details: Email:[email protected]

As part of our 10th birthday celebration we would like to offer a very special workshop with our friend and world renowned djembe master Iya Sako! Expect some beautiful traditional Guinean rhythms and a patient and encouraging teaching style. Workshops will be supported by Tanantemembers and will give students the opportunity to learn both the djembe and the dun duns (bass drums). Also don’t miss the gig in the evening to see Iya doing his thing on stage… a genuine world class percussionist, you will not be dissapointed!

Price: £20 (£18 consessions)

Workshop places are available through advanced bookings only:

To book your place drop us an email at:
[email protected]

Or give us a call on
0161 408 5270 

Iya Sako
“A Djembe Master from Samakofadda in the Wassalon region of North East Guinea, Iya Sako, is from the Malinke tribe. Iya started to play with the village djembe fola when he was nine, then became a djembe fola himself, and was in great demand as a performer. Iya subsequently worked throughout Guinea and Mali, and has played in many groups, including Hamana Diada and Fankabah, moving to the UK in 2007 and now living in the North West. He continues to teach and perform internationally.”

Drumroots Djembe and Dundun class | Every Tuesday | 7.30 - 9.30pm View details

Date: Every Tuesday | 7.30 - 9.30pm 7:30 - 9:30pm
Venue: Union Chapel, 2a Wellington Road (off Wilbraham Road), Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6EQ. View Google Map
Price: DISCOUNT! £6/£5 concessions + £1 drum hire (or bring your own)
For details: Contact us on 0161 408 5270

Manchester longest running West African Drumming class. This mixed-ability drop-in class is good for beginners and experienced players – and at the start of each month, we begin a new rhythm, giving participants the opportunity to learn both djembe and dundun. We teach basic accompaniments, bass lines, arranged breaks and solo material, plus traditional African songs, working as a group towards an overall understanding of the music.

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