African Drumming

Cheikh DiopBooking Info

Join Senegalese master drummer Cheikh Diop in this interactive drumming workshop, featuring djembe drums and dun-duns. Fun for all the family, this drum circle will undoubtedly create an exciting atmosphere full of high energy and great rhythms.

This vibrant session is for parents/guardians and children aged 5+ to enjoy together and a workshop place must be booked for each adults and child attending.

Suitable for ages 5+
Workshop runs from 10:30am-11:30am & 12pm-1pm

Cheikh Diop is a multi-skilled artist from Senegal in West-Africa who specialises in African drumming along with dance and storytelling. Cheikh embraced performing from a very young age as a primary school drama club student. As in many African traditions, music is at the heart of cultural and social activities in Senegal, and this fully impacted on Cheikh's decision to turn professional after leaving school. Cheikh travelled across many regions of the Senegalese west-coast in pursuit of his passion for drumming in traditional ballets groups and cultural centres. Since moving to the UK almost 20 years ago, Cheikh has been sharing his love for African music, dance and traditions through his highly acclaimed shows and workshops in schools, events and venues across the country.


The Artz+ team may be able to provide support to enable children who are disabled or have additional needs to take part in this workshop, giving parents the opportunity for respite. If your child would benefit from support, please email leisureWDWP@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk 

Buccal trained staff are also available, please specify if you require this. Early application to request Artz+ support is recommended and will be dependent on their availability.


Dates & Times


Thu 1st Aug 2024 10:30am Alderholt Village HallFordingbridgeWorkshopBook
Thu 1st Aug 2024 12:00pm Alderholt Village HallFordingbridgeWorkshopBook