African Drumming Workshops for Schools




 Afriquetone provides African Drumming Workshops to schools and other educational institutes. These Workshops create excitement, encourage team work and provide a sense of achievement  at the same time  introducing children and students of all ages to African drumming and culture. Afriquetone will add fun and energy to your school events, holiday/summer programmes, university open days, activity weeks etc.


Seby Ntege is a gifted, enthusiastic musician and dancer from Busoga, eastern Uganda. A master of instruments from his African heritage including amadinda (xylophones), endingidi (tube fiddle), engoma (African drums), enkwanzi (panpipes), endongo (thumb piano) and also a choreographer of different African dance styles.  




Mitel Purohit is an experienced Indian percussion workshop leader in London schools, and currently one the most sought after Indian percussionists in the UK. The tabla is a popular Indian percussion instrument used in Hindustani classical music and in popular and devotional music across the Indian subcontinent. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres.



Defcon Workshops are all about helping young people to think positively about themselves and their future, while learning from talented young professionals. Defcon’s experienced tutors demonstrate how easily accessible music and the arts can be to anyone. Their workshops cover everything from lyric writing and music production to DJing and drumming. Wider issues such as careers, health issues and welfare are also explored in the relaxed and friendly sessions, with personal guidance offered where required.


The Bollywood Brass Band presents an exciting and engaging experience for your school or college, and can tailor workshops, interactive talks and performances to young people at all key stages. Workshops are creative, informative and fun; enable students to experience live Bollywood music, dance and video projections, gain appreciation of less common instruments like the Dhol, Tabla and Sousaphone – and they link to the National Curriculum.


Freddy Macha is a Tanzanian born writer and musician; based in London since 1996. He has lived, travelled played music, prose and poetry across several continents and is subsequently multi-lingual. His awards include the BBC Poetry Prize in 1981 and the 1996 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He writes regular columns, blogs and teaches Swahili and music nationally and internationally.


Big Beat has evolved from the success of junk percussion ensemble "Big Beat", whose explosive performances have dazzled and delighted audiences worldwide. The unique combination of energy, creativity and simplicity, which makes Big Beat so special, is now available in the form of school workshops!

Everyone can gain something from a Big Beat workshop; creative development, percussion awareness, teamwork skills, and of course fun! Our young, enthusiastic workshop team are happy to consider all your aims and requirements, and help in the design of a truly unforgettable experience! 



The Kent Sinfonia is the professional orchestra for the County of Kent, and as one of the foremost orchestras in the South East, it aims to take music to all. Central to this is its extended education programme devoted to the next generation of concert goers. Kent Sinfonia also works with top international soloists and offers a platform for outstanding young artists. 

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