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Music, Tue 25 Apr 2017

Knock on Wood African Drum Class

Knock on Wood African Drum Class


Djembe and West African drumming classes every Tuesday night in Leeds.

African hand drumming is an engaging and fun hobby for anyone - it helps you to develop your sense of rhythm, and your hand and body co-ordination. Over the years our class has helped many hundreds of members from absolute beginner up to performance level. Unlike many instruments, drumming is quick and easy to learn, with only a few hand positions to learn, so new players find themselves joining in with the group quickly and easily.

Now in its 23rd year!

Beginners always welcome (7-45 to 9-45). Classes are every Tuesday evening from 7.45 to 10pm.

Teaching includes - basic support, how to hold and strike the drum, drum-fluency excercises, leading into basic part playing, then multiple parts in genuine West African rhythms on djembe and dunduns

Please call 07765 943107 if you have any questions.

Taught by Ianto Thornber, author of The Djembe Guide books - Ianto is a well known teacher with 23 years teaching, and 27 years drumming experience. For seven years he trained, arranged and led the performance group "Carabali", and now plays in Leeds band "African Passport". He has trained to a high level with master players such as Mamady Keita, Seckou Keita, Nansady Keita, Iya Sako, Libon Traore, and Mockolo Sawane.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Tue 25 Apr 2017 19:45 to 21:45


31 Potternewton Lane,
Chapel Allerton,



See location of Inkwell - Chapel Allerton on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 306365  Lat: 53.82473 Long: -1.53614

By Public Transport:

You can catch Buses no 2,3 or 3a from Leeds city centre, the bus stop is located opposite the Grand Theatre on New Briggate. The service runs frequently during the day with buses approximately every ten minutes.

You will need the stop at Chapel Allerton Hospital. A short walk further up is Potternewton Lane on your left. Once on Potternewton Lane, Inkwell is only a very short walk away and located, again, on your left.


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups