Summer Beats – Drumming for Wellbeing

We’re offering an opportunity for both young and old to learn to play the djembe drums, at Stretford Public Hall, this August.

Experience the ancient practice of drumming for joy, wellbeing and community connection. 

The djembe (pronounced JEM-bay) has been played by West Africans for generations, forming an integral part of ritualistic life in Mali, Guinea, Senegal and other West African countries.

The drums can create an unusually wide range of pitches. The sounds are created by striking different areas of the djembe skin with the hands.

It is a fairly simple musical instrument to learn to play, much easier than a guitar, for example.

Playing the djembe can be very therapeutic, and is believed to enhance one’s concentration, promote better flow of oxygen through deep breathing, reduce stress and anxiety and build stamina.

With the support from local businesses Trafford Music Service and Caddick construction company, we will be running drumming sessions on a Monday evening, 8pm-9pm, from 31 July until 28 August, and on a Tuesday afternoon, 3pm-4pm, from 1 August to 29 August.

An instructor will guide you through the sessions. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. You can either attend on your own or bring a friend, a child, or parent, and you are welcome to attend all the sessions, some, or just one, to get the benefits of playing djembe.

Come and immerse yourself in the summer feeling that only music can bring and be transported to the heat of Africa, right in the heart of Stretford. 

Book your slot(s) here

There are just twenty places each Monday and Tuesday, so booking in advance is strongly advised.

If you have any questions about the drumming sessions, please email