African Drumming: Weekly Class

Bust out of the COVID blues! 

Come down for an African style boogie and bang your lil’ heart out to the primal grooves of ancient tribal African rhythms on crackin’ African djembe drums. 

Over a term you’ll immerse yourself in and learn a multi-layered African rhythm, experience and feel the way the parts groove with each and be guided under the direction of an experienced teacher and facilitator. 

Build confidence, technique and etiquette. 

Enjoy open jams & free expression at the end of each class. 

This course is an opportunity to learn by heart an African rhythm that can be performed to a live audience. 

BYO drum or hire one for $10pw (please email tutor to arrange:

*During COVID: Students studying on-site at NSCC will be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Tutor: Sal Salem

Hi there, I’m Sal & I’ve had the pleasure of teaching & performing African Drumming (Djembe) since 2007. I played the djembe as a hobby for some years and followed an exciting evolution from attending classes (just like this one!) to performing live, teaching and facilitating classes. I’ve taught at various community colleges and schools throughout Sydney, run Women’s sacred drumming circles and am part of a performance troupe which performs at both community & private events. I enjoy teaching African drumming immensely as it is such a unique modality which transcends age, race, sex, religion and preconceived notions of musicality and ability. It brings people from all walks of life together regardless of whether they have ever touched a musical instrument before, to create music - in the moment - to be - in the moment and to enjoy these moments in the spirit of sacred shared community space which is important right now more then we have ever known. “United we conquer, divided we fall.” - Aesop