Djembe and Dundun classes: Every Tuesday 6.30 – 9.30pm

Posted in African Drumming Workshops, Public Workshops on July 9, 2014 by John Tullo | Leave a comment »

Date: Every Tuesday 

Time: Beginners/warm-up class – 6.30 pm -7.30 pm

Main class – 7:30 pm 9:30pm

Venue: Union Chapel, 2a Wellington Road (off Wilbraham Road), Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6EQ.    View Google Map


Beginners/ Warm up class: £5 (£4 concession)

Main class: £6 (£5 Concession)

Both classes: £7 (£6 Concession)

+ £1 drum hire (or bring your own)

For details: Contact us on 0161 408 5270/ [email protected]

Beginners/ Warm-up session: These sessions will be slower paced than the main class, more focused on technique which will be ideal for beginners to learn the basics, good for experienced players wishing to further their skills in a more relaxed environment and great for advanced players to have a warm-up before the normal class starts.

Main class: 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 dun dun. 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.


13 Responses to Djembe and Dundun classes: Every Tuesday 6.30 – 9.30pm

  1. Helen Bradshaw says:

    I am hoping to attend your workshop for beginners tomorrow evening with a couple of friends. Please can you let me know if we can just turn up and whether there will be drums we can use?

    Kind regards

    • Jamie Riley says:

      Hi Helen,

      You and your friends are more than welcome to come along to the Tuesday night djembe class, we always bring plenty of drums. There’s no need to book a place in advance or anything like that you can just turn up.

      Hope to see you tonight!

  2. Marian White says:

    I am hoping to come over to the class next week, and will be driving over from Lancaster. Can you tell me where I will be able to park at/near the venue?
    Many thanks

  3. Sabrina says:

    Hi, I was eager to join you guys until I realised you are based in Manchester!
    I live in North London 🙁 . Do you know any good place down here? Would you have any recommandation for me? I would really appreciate you help on that.

    Thanks a bunch!


  4. S Martin says:

    A couple of us would love to try your Tuesday beginners class.
    Are there spaces available and when do your classes recommence after Xmas?

    • Jamie Riley says:

      Hi Sue, You and your friends would be more than welcome at our African drumming class. We always have space and plenty of drums, so no need to book in advance, you can just turn up on the day. We are back now from our Xmas break. For further info on our Tuesday evening drumming class go to our Drumroots LTD face book page:

      Hope to see you there soon!

  5. Catherine says:

    Do you have any sessions planned for kids / young adults?


    • Jamie Riley says:

      Hi Catherine.

      Unfortunately we are not running an classes just for kids at the moment, however children are welcome at our 6.30 – 7.30 Tuesday evening session. Its a warm up/technique class and suitable for beginners. I hope you can make it!

  6. Sally Furphy says:

    Hi Jamie,
    My friend Anthea and I are hoping to come to your beginners class tomorrow evening. We currently play with Kontaani and have heard great things about your class from our drum buddies. Is it ok if we just turn up?
    Many thanks,
    Sally. x

    • Jamie Riley says:

      Hi Sally, You and Anthea are more than welcome at our African drumming class! No need to book in advance just turn up on the night. Did we meet at Kontaani drum fest? Looking forward to meeting you properly. Jamie

  7. Sally Furphy says:

    Haha no we don’t! We play with Kukua! (Little embarrassed!) X x

  8. Anna Tweedie says:

    Hello, Im a complete beginner, can I join your workshop? Also, is it possible to bring my cajon, or will I have to use one of your drums? Do I need to book my place? King Regards

  9. Steven says:

    Hi guys, the last post on this page is over a year old so I was just wondering if you’re still running the Tuesday classes.
    Also, if you start a new rhythm every month, should I wait ’til next week, the first Tuesday in February? Is there a point in my coming tomorrow?

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