Back by Popular request & to be held on a regular basis – OPEN TO ALL – 3 x Hour Soulful Sacred Drumming Circle Experience with Afro Beat Drumming at Shamballah Tea House & Holistic Centre near Cape Point Nature Reserve.
The Shamballah Holistic Centre is located between Scarborough and the entrance to Cape Point. It’s a sanctuary that is a delight for the body, mind and soul, surrounded by acres of nature to enhance the senses.
For bookings me contact Iain Macdonald on Tel: 072 3272840 or 021 4626755 or email email@example.com for more info.
Our last drumming event in Feb 2017 was certainly a highlight experience that was a magnificent morning of drumming, dancing, grounding and connecting with likeminded soulful people and the Spirit of Africa. Shamballah was the perfect venue for this experience. AfroBeat offered, an informative and fun morning. Even for those that were new to drumming, it was an unforgettable group experience 😉
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 – Meet @ 9am – Finish @ 12pm. Duration: 3 hours. The event will start with opening circle and introductions. This will be followed by a short talk on the history of djembe drumming, the history behind some rhythms and the reasons why they are played. Thereafter there will be short performance to demonstrate how it is done, what is possible and what to strive for. Everyone will get a drum and we will be taught how to hold the drum and the various “notes” that we can play. From there we will move on to be taught a few of the simpler rhythms and then play as a group . All the rhythms we play are traditional African rhythms, many of them dating back thousands of years. We end with a closing circle and sharing of our experience.
Cost: R 325.00 per person to secure your booking. [Booking Essential with prepayment]. We will be a private group for this sacred community experience, with like-minded people. The event cost includes the venue hire, tea/ coffee on arrival, talk on the history of djembe drumming, the facilitated drumming circle and a short performance. For those of you who want to prolong the experience we will meet up for lunch (for your own account) afterwards at the Hub Restaurant in Scarborough. Its an awesome venue, to suit all tastes, with great vegetarian options too – The perfect after venue 😉
All are welcome to join, so bring your partner and or your friends. No previous experience in drumming needed to join this event. This will be the perfect soulful relaxing experience with like-minded soulful people at one of the hidden gems of Cape Town, near Cape Point. I look forward to you joining us 😉 – Love and blessings. Iain
This adventure will be “OPEN FOR ALL TO JOIN”. You can join as long as you are on my Email / Facebook / Meetup listing. So you are welcome to bring along your partner or a friend for this adventure. For these adventures / activities you don’t need to have been on any of the regular Sunday walks to join this adventure. The event on offer might also be something that might be suitable for the whole family to join. This will also give you an opportunity to see a different part of our beautiful country and be able to connect and chat with likeminded people.
ABOUT THE ADVENTURE ON OFFER
A Brief Overview of Djembe Drumming
The djembe drum has a great cultural heritage in Africa. It is the drum of the Mandinka people and it’s origins date back to the great Malian Empire of the 12th century. Of all the African drums the djembe is regarded as the most popular and is now found all over the world. The drums are carved from a single log, and the head covered with goatskin to provide deep thunderous low tones and crisp high tones. The drum rhythm is performed at most celebrations like weddings, harvesting crops, initiation ceremonies and festivals. A master djembe drummer is referred to as a djembefola. The benefits of djembe drumming are numerous, the most well-known being stress reduction. Studies have also shown that regular participation in a drum circle helps boost the immune system. What better reason to beat the drum!!
The exercises and rhythms we play, although traditional, have been purposely chosen to enhance the group connection and enable interaction with one another. To create one harmonious rhythm out of many drums everyone has to listen to and beat in time with each other. This becomes even more apparent when the group is split into smaller groups each playing their own rhythm, creating one “bigger” rhythm out of many parts. This can only be done with everyone being in the present and paying attention to those around them.
What better way to release stress and create unity amongst the team than beating the drum?
==> TOTAL COST & HOW TO BOOK
Cost: R 325.00 per person to secure your booking. Duration: 3 hours. Booking Essential with prepayment. We will be a private group for this sacred community experience, with like-minded people. The event cost includes the venue hire, tea/ coffee on arrival, talk on the history of djembe drumming, the facilitated drumming circle and a short performance. We will meet up for lunch (for your own account) afterwards at the Camel Rock Restaurant in Scarborough.
* If you are interested in joining us, I will need confirmation, with payment of R325.00 p/p in full – is needed to secure your place. *Please note that bookings will be on a first-come first-served basis with payment, so book early to avoid disappointment.
==>My Banking details are listed below in the email. Payment secures your place.
PLEASE NOTE NEW BANK DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Please email full details with confirmation of payment including
Iain A. Macdonald / Current Account
Account number – 070336709 /
Branch Code – 020909
Corner Lower Long and Hans Strydom Street
Cape Town – South Africa
Please email full details with confirmation of payment including
Full Name and Surname
Number of People
Level of Fitness
NEW TERMS OF BOOKING
As all payments are done for accommodation and Permits as Private Group Events, no refunds are on offer. Refunds are only offered, when another person refills your place and if done then a refund is done. I do however make every effort to regularly re-advertise cancelled places, via my various listing. If something should come up at the last moment and you are not able to join, between 7 and 14 days prior to the date and only if I have a wait list of people and the spot can be refilled with some-one who has been on one of the regular walks before, will a refund will be offered if I can refill your spot. Anything less than 7 days prior to our departure day, NO REFUNDS on offer and your spot will NOT be re-advertised. People tend to make other plans and bookings in the last week are very hard to refill and I normally don’t have a waiting list. The above prices are all VAT inclusive. I reserve the right to re-schedule or cancel a tour should the minimum number of people not be attained or if the booking is cancelled by the outsourced operator; in this case a full refund will be offered.
For more info or directions, contact Iain Macdonald on Tel: 072 3272840 or 021 4626755 or firstname.lastname@example.org