Free drumming course for children

13 February 2017

Written by: Communications team

Children and young people - Focus on North Lambeth

Vauxhall Gardens host a free six week drumming course for children 5-14 years old. Fridays at 5.30-7pm starting 24 February. D’jembe means… gather in peace!

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Free drumming course for children

Do you speak D’jembe?

A djembe or jembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djĂ©, anke bĂ©” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. In the Bambara language, “djĂ©” is the verb for “gather” and “bĂ©” translates as “peace. (Source: Wikipedia)

This class, offered by DrumPack UK promises a fun and interactive environment to experience musical instruments as well as creative movement.

Drumming can help children develop self-awareness, build self-esteem and also improve their coordination, listening skills and frustration tolerance.


Fridays 17:30-19:00, 24 February-11 March.

Carmelita centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5JT

T: 02070919739