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New African Drumming Evening classes at Union Street

January 25 - 7:30 pm till March 22 - 8:40 pm

Following the fantastic turnout for the African Drumming workshop at ‘Union Street’ last Saturday, we are delighted to announce that the Thursday classes are moving to this wonderful venue in town.

Every Thursday we will be making the Union Street buzz with the sounds of African rhythm.
Come and join us for this new exciting class and discover:

A brilliant way to exercise, energise and feel invigorated!

A great way to socialise with friends and meet new people!

The prefect remedy to beat the Winter blues!

In the class you will experience the beautiful sounds and rhythms of the djembe hand drum!

All Drums are provided!

When? Starting this Thursday 25th January and then every Thursday…

Easy Grooves Class – 19:30-20:40
Easy beats for beginners, warm up session for the more experienced

Advanced Beats Class – 20:50-21:50 (New attendees to this session by invite only)

Union Street Venue, 18-22 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP (Ground floor)

About the ‘Easy Grooves’ Class:
This is suitable for beginners and as a warm up for more experienced players. In this session we explore the basic sounds on djembe starting with the ‘bass’ (middle of the drum), the ‘tone’ (side of the drum) and finally ‘slap’. After some initial work on technique, we explore djembe rhythms from Guinea Conakry, Senegal and Mali in West Africa. For the next few weeks we will explore a rhythm from Guinea Conakry called Musolu – a buzzing rhythm with a rich, funky sound!
There is a common and healthy mix of abilities in the Easy Grooves Class. We plan the material for Easy Grooves so there is something for everyone’s level – easy, accessible parts for complete beginners and more challenging parts for experienced players.

About the‘Advanced Beats’ Class:
The session explores traditional solos for djembe and the dunduns and assumes you already have a few years’ experience of regular djembe playing. If you are new to the class and would like to discuss whether this session is suitable for you, please feel free to contact Steve Rivers discuss.

Sessions are suitable for adults and young people aged 12+. (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.)


Special rate ‘Try Out’ period Thursdays 25th Jan, 1st and 8th February: Only £5!

Then from 15th Feb onwards:

• Attend Easy Grooves – £8 per session (pay as you go)

Block Deal – Save by purchasing 6 sessions to use within an 8 week period:

• 6 x Easy Grooves: £39 (only £6.50 per session)

how to pay:

Pay by cash or cheque on the night,


To pay by bacs, email us (below) to receive our bank details.

How to book a place on a class:
Simply message us /UnbeatableEnergy or email [email protected] to let us know you are attending on any given week. We anticipate some evenings will be well subscribed so we can unfortunately never guarantee you will have a place if you just turn up without informing us beforehand.


January 25 - 7:30 pm
March 22 - 8:40 pm


Union St
18-22 Union Street
Sheffield, S1 2JP United Kingdom