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Melbourne Djembe West African Drumming - Beginner Djembe


Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10:00am–11:00am

Where: Cook Islands Society Hall, 220 Hanson St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: jenbloomfield

International tutor Simon Lewis of Melbourne Djembe will be here leading a workshop teaching djembe skills for beginner drummers. All are welcome, no experience necessary! Have fun trying something new or refining your technique with a great teacher who will get everyone rocking!

Simon is highly regarded as a teacher of world percussion. He has lived and studied traditional djembe, dundun, balafon and kora in Guinea West Africa with Master drummers Lamine Soumah, Aliou Sylla and the world famous Les Percussions De Guinea. He is well known for his insightful and innovative teaching style which is both fun and challenging. With a background in classical and jazz his versatility and broad knowledge of music gives students a unique entry into the world of African drumming.

Simon has performed in Japan, Europe and has performed at Womadelaide, Woodford and many other major festivals around Australia. Founder and leader of The World Rhythm Ensemble and Zazu Simon is currently performing with many of Melbourne’s most dynamic percussion based ensembles including Wassawumba, Asiko, and The Marabou Project.

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