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WORKSHOP: Drumming on the Beach

My Magazine 2023/11
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Drumming is an integral part of the African cultural fabric, serving as a rhythmic heartbeat that resonates with the soul of the continent. The Gambia, often referred to as the Smiling Coast of Africa, is known for its rich traditions, warm hospitality, and lively music scene. My Gambia recognizes the power of drumming to bridge cultural divides and foster a deeper connection between travellers and the local people.

My Gambia has created a unique and unforgettable experience for tourists seeking to connect with the vibrant culture of this beautiful region, offering drumming classes on the picturesque beaches of The Gambia. These immersive drumming lessons provide travellers with the opportunity not just to see The Gambia but to truly feel it.

Hourly Drumming Lessons

For those with limited time, My Gambia offers hourly drumming lessons right on the beaches. Skilled instructors guide participants through the basics of African drumming, immersing them in the captivating rhythms that have been passed down through generations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced drummer, these sessions are tailored to your skill level.

Daily Drumming Workshops

If you're looking for a more immersive experience, My Gambia's daily drumming workshops are the perfect option. Spend your mornings under the sun, learning the art of drumming in a picturesque beachfront setting. These workshops delve deeper into the nuances of African percussion and provide a richer understanding of the local culture. 

Residential Drumming Retreats

For the ultimate cultural experience, My Gambia can arrange drumming retreats at your residence or nearby. This option allows you to fully immerse yourself in the rhythms of Africa and practice drumming in a comfortable and personalized setting. Whether travelling solo, with a group or as a family, these retreats can be customized to meet your needs.


What to Expect

Expert Instructors

During our drumming classes, expect to be greeted by passionate and talented instructors eager to share their knowledge. You will learn the history and significance of each drumbeat and its cultural context and even have opportunities to participate in local drumming circles.


Hands-On Experience

Travellers not only get to watch and listen but are encouraged to take part in the drumming sessions. Each participant is provided with their own drum, allowing them to feel the pulse of the music through their fingertips. It's a truly hands-on experience.


Cultural Enrichment

These classes offer tourists a unique opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and significance of drumming in Gambian society. Participants gain insights into the traditional rhythms and the roles of drums in storytelling and community bonding. 


Connecting with Locals

Beyond the drumming, these classes foster meaningful connections between visitors and locals. It's a chance to interact, share stories, and gain a deeper understanding of the warm and welcoming Gambian people.


A Musical Journey

Our drumming classes offer tourists the chance to embark on a musical journey that transcends language barriers and leaves a lasting impression. Through the power of rhythm, travellers can connect with the people of The Gambia on a profound level, gaining insights into their lives, traditions, and history.

Create your own experience

As you explore the Smiling Coast of Africa, don't miss the opportunity to join My Gambia's drumming classes. It's a chance to create lasting memories and take home a piece of Africa's rhythmic heartbeat. Feel the pulse of The Gambia and experience its culture in a way that only the magic of drumming can provide.



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