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African drumming in schools Ireland

African drumming and dance workshops  for schools Ireland

 

Our drumming workshops specialise in team building, communication, creativity, relaxation, education cooperation and having a lot of fun.  Our lead facilitator has over fifteen years experience studying African music including two year in Africa.  He holds an Msc African Politics form the School of Oriental and African Studies and has worked extensively in Africa as a volunteer.

African Drumming Workshops for Primary Schools  Our drumming workshops for primary schools provide a fun and easy access to rhythm for young learners.  All our workshops include fun rhythm games, rhythms and African songs.  All instruments are provided and we can provide workshops for several classes in a day.  (please contact us for a quote for your area)

African Drumming Workshops for Secondary Schools Our workshops for secondary schools engage the students with the culture of West Africa. Our facilitators have in-depth knowledge of African tradition as well as music.  In this workshop we bring students into the traditional life of the African village where every aspect of life is connected to rhythm. (Just see the video below). (please contact us for a quote for your area)

Interactive workshop/performance (ideal for large groups).  This event is suitable for groups of 80 +. Includes demonstrations of drumming and dance followed by inclusive singing, body percussion and dance.  Workshop lasts 1 hour 15 minutes. Or 45 min x 2 for groups exceeding 100.  (Includes three facilitators). (please contact us for a quote for your area)

African Drumming Workshops for Transition Years for our Transition year workshops we ad key element of Development Education to the workshops. Village drumming is intricately connected to both the life cycle of the village but also its population.  We also explore how cultural practices impact on the lives and rights of the people. Our lead facilitator holds an Msc African Politics from SOAS he has extensive experience in working and studying in Africa.  (please contact us for a quote for your area

Development Education Workshops for Transition Year and Secondary Schools

Development Education Workshops

PRICE CALCULATION

Full Day – 340 euros

Half Day – 220 euros

Travel – Petrol plus 10e per hour of driving from Dublin.  Calculated through AA Route Planner

Example – Full Day workshop in Mullingar.

Workshop – 380 euro                                                                                                               Petrol – 23.76 euro                                                                                                           Travel time 2hr 6min 20.60euro

Total – 424.36euro

 

 

FOLI: THERE IS NO MOVEMENT WITHOUT RHYTHM

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African Drumming Ensemble – level 1 & 2 – Starting November 1st 2017

Dates: November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th

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

Rhythm is highly important to life in rural Africa, it breaks up the mundane tasks of the day such as pounding grain and turns it into a rhythmic adventure. All stages of life are accompanied by drumming in certain areas of West Africa. Births, , coming of age, planting, harvesting, marriage…. All have their specific rhythms.

Level 1 – No experience necessary.. This workshop will introduce participants to the key patterns of West African rhythms and why they are played. We will explore the different sounds of the djembe drum and how to play together as a group. Mainly we will have a lot of fun ?

Drums are provided, but please bring your own if you have one.

Time – 6.45 – 8pm Cost – 90 euro.

Max 12 participants, minimum 8

Level 2 – Attending African drumming workshops or playing regularly for six months or more. This workshop will focus, on traditional rhythms, techniques, solos and arrangements. Participants can play djembe and/or dunun. We will also explain some common methods of notating rythms and students can record all parts.
Time – 8.15 – 9.30pm Cost – 90 euro (80 with own djembe).
Max 12 participants, minimum 8.

Taught by Paul McElhatton who has been studying African percussion for 15 years in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and In the Ghanaian drum and Dance Ensemble in SOAS, University of London. He is founder of West African music groups Manden Express, Fakoli and Afro Eire.

For more information contact Paul at paul@afroeire.com

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