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Middle Eastern Drumming, West African Drumming and Dance Classes

5 April @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 5 April 2022

Learn traditional rhythms and dance from Guinea, West Africa and the Middle East
with master African percussionist Mohamed Bangoura Ke & Coomba.

Classes will take place over a 10 Week term on Tuesdays from the 1st Feb-5th April 2022

More details can be found at the bottom of this page.

West African Drumming and Dance:
Mohamed aka BangouraKe is internationally recognised as a Guinea Djembe Master/ Drummer.
He is a griot (Teacher and custodian of the musical traditions of Guinea West Africa and is considered one of Guinea’s finest Master Djembefolas.
His passion for the djembe is inspiring and his ability to teach and reach out with his craft is building communities, pathways and a love for West African drum and dance.

BangouraKe teaches the art of djembe and West African Dance. Be sure to catch one of his classes, camps, drum tours or workshops for a life changing experience.
Drumming is a way into the space between, when you djembe drum you never drum alone as the ancestors drum with you.
The djembe is a drum of love and understanding, and a tool for happiness.

Middle Eastern Drumming:
Coomba has been playing Darbuka/Middle Eastern Tabla for over 25 years. He has a BA(Mus) and has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Australia. Coomba studied Darbuka/Middle Eastern Tabla both in Australia and overseas, and learnt his skills in Middle Eastern Percussion through Tarek Sawires (Egypt/Aust) and Hakan Kaya (Turkey).

The Middle East has been a melting pot of Civilisations and Empires for over 12,000 years. Its music has developed into some of the most infectious, exotic, authentic, and recognisable sounds that we have on this planet. It is used to celebrate a myriad of cultures, nations and ethnicities that make up this extremely complex part of the world. During these classes we will delve into some of the more popular rhythms from the Turkish, Middle Eastern and Arabic percussion styles.

Focus will be on:
• How to produce the variety of tones needed to play the rhythms
• Establishing primary rhythms
• Variations on these primary rhythms
• Techniques to improve improvisation

At the end of the term there will be a group performance where students will be encouraged to perform what they have learnt.


Middle Eastern Drumming:   6:00-7:00pm
West African Drumming:      7:00-8:30pm
West African Dance:            8:30-9:30pm

Prices Per Class/Per Person
$25 Middle Eastern Drumming Class
$35 West African Drumming Class
$25 West African Dance Class

Ian Watson




5 April
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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