Afro-Eire have been running African Drumming workshops in schools for over a decade. Our energetic workshops introduce students to the music and culture of Africa.

There are also numerous benefits of African drumming workshops for team building, stress relief communication, creativity, relaxation, education cooperation and FUN.

Our lead facilitator has over fifteen years experience studying African music including two years 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 workshop for schools, Mount Anville secondary school, Dublin
African drumming workshop for schools Presentation Terenure, Dublin

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.

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).

Interactive African drumming and dance 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.

Virtual Junk Drumming Workshops now available.

Our Junk Drumming Virtual Team building workshops use household objects such as cardboard boxes, pots and pans, bins, chopping boards, coffee cans and pringle tins. We can create fun and inclusive rhythms in minimal time via Zoom meeting using professional quality video and audio equipment.

Body Percussion games.

As a stand alone workshop or as part of a larger workshop, Body Percussion games energise a class and promote creativity through rhythm.


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