Did you Hear the Drums?

15 December 2023

If you’d have visited Elizabeth Fry Charity earlier this week you may have wondered what all the noise was about. On Monday afternoon a drumming workshop took place with residents and staff. It’s fair to say some pretty impressive sounds were created – including traditional West African Music and a unique rendition of “We Will Rock You”. It was a fantastic opportunity for staff and residents to work together, and learn about Djembe drumming and the role it has in West African culture. Participants gained new skills – including those of a Conductor, found new ways to express themselves and laughed a lot. A huge thank you to Aaron Meli from Slapping Skins for sharing his knowledge, skills, stories and, of course, drums with us all.


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