Samba Drumming with Hej
Enjoy the rhythms of Brazil with Hej whose passion for samba drumming is infectious. Hej has been coming to share his Samba techniques with the audiences for many years at the Festival. His workshops are popular with all ages and he makes a big rhythmic announcement to the beginning of the live music on the Saturday as the procession heads from the workshop tent to the fringe stage at midday.
Come and learn the art of Bodhran playing with Mog. Maker of Renegade Rhythms Bodhrans. Mog has been making, playing and teaching the Bodhran for over 30 years. His workshops are exhilarating and fun. With a very inclusive teaching style he has a knack for gently inspiring confidence in each student regardless of their level or experience of hand drumming. During the workshops you will learn basic techniques through to more advanced styles. Covering jigs, reels and world grooves. And as Mog is a drum maker there will be plenty of drums for you to try during the workshop.
Native American drumming
Kevin has been running workshops at Drum Camp for the last 10 years.
The workshops start with a Smudging Ceremony, which is a cleansing ceremony to dispel all negativity and bad spirits. He then does a talk on the Sacred Drum Teachings, followed by some drumming and chants that everyone can join in with. This is what he brings to Southburgh. Sacred Drums is a Sacred Healing Journey with the Drum.
Enjoy the mbira songs with Anna Mudeka as she takes you on this healing journey of the ancestral music of the Shona people. Expect manja clapping, mhururu/ululating, muridzo/whistling and hosho playing shakers. In this soul fulfilling workshop you will be transported sunny rural Zimbabwe and you will leave feeling re-energized, happy and invigorated.
Conga drumming & salsa dance
Jose will be teaching both Conga drumming and salsa at the Festival this year. We are so pleased to have him back with us. Jose is a maestro in Cuban drumming including the bata, conga, clave and other instruments. His knowledge of Cuban culture, music and dance is incredible. So whether this is your first experience of Cuban music or you are a connoisseur we know you will have a great experience.
Double act, Holly and Rosy provide a unique collaboration with Holly playing djembe and Rosy demonstrating African dance. In this workshop, attendees are encouraged to participate fully, providing a wonderful opportunity to learn two new skills.
Foolhardy Circus, Show and Workshop
Back by popular demand, Foolhardy has been entertaining our audience for years and their crazy capers never cease to please and amaze.
Early morning yoga with Debbie from Yogavision
For the third year running Debbie from Yogavision will start the day for campers at 8am on Saturday and Sunday mornings with a gentle yoga flow guaranteed to stretch and wake you up! Please bring your own mat if possible!