African Drumming Course – March 21st 2018

Come join our new Term of African Drumming Courses starting on the 21st March 2018. Learn rhythms from West Africa for the the Djembe and dunun drums.

African drumming workshops for beginner and intermediate students in Dublin.

African drumming ensembles Dublin

New Term Dates 2018: 21st, 28th March, 4th and 11th, 18th and 25th April.

Venue: Temple Lane Rehearsals, Curve St, Temple Bar, Dublin

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Sidiki Dembélé – Djembe Workshops, Dublin – April 22nd 2017.

We are delighted to Welcome back the amazing djembefola Sidiki Dembélé for a one day workshop on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

One of the most popular djembe players and teachers in the UK Sidiki has toured far afield wowing audiences with groove and blistering solos. In 2007 he was selected from amongst Ivory Coasts best players to perform with Afrika!Afrika! where he caught the attention of Georges Momboye. Since then he has gone on to teach and perform at some of the Uk’s largest festivals. Sidiki gave an amazing workshop in 2015 followed by an electric performance at the Down With Jazz festival, he wowed audiences again at Africa Day Dublin 2016.


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Guinean Dance Workshop with Idrissa Camara – 11th & 12th March 2017


Join us for a very special Dublin dance workshop with Ballet Nimba’s Artistic Director Idrissa Camara. Live drumming will be provided by Paul McElhatton and friends.

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Manden Express: Afro-Acoustic Set – November 20th @ The Magistorium

For the first time Manden Express will be playing their all new acoustic set which sees a return to a more traditional Malian Wassalou sound and bringing influences ranging from delta blues to contemporary jazz. Expect a headier mix of rhythmic signatures and hypnotic grooves. We have created a special drum section using African bass drums known as Dununs.

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Hotter Than July 2016


Hotter than July is back for its third year in 2016, this time in the larger venue of Smithfield Square. Organised by the Improvised Music Company in conjunction with the The Big Bang Festival.  The Festival has seen the appearance of great international acts such as Gambian Kora player Sona Jobartah, alongside great domestic acts such as Manden Express.

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