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drumming for joy

Drumming for Joy is a group of community drummers who meet weekly in Easton near Wells to play music together.  We play the beautiful West African djembe and dun dun drums and learn traditional Mandinka rhythms and songs passed on to Eliza by the late and great Mamady Keita who Eliza studied with in Brussels, Belgium. To join the group please contact Eveline on 07495 869528

The Mendip African Drummers started in 2005 and was funded by Mendip District Council to enable students to experience African drumming. They then took the new name Mendip All Drummers and performed all over the district at public and private events for 15 years. Then along came Covid with the various lockdowns and we all know how that affected group activities.  Once up and running again, but needing a boost to their self confidence after so much time apart, the group engaged the services of Eliza Wylie, whose experience and enthusiasm breathed new life into the sessions. News of Eliza's involvement spread quickly and brought with it new members. 

In line with this new look and heightened enjoyment, it was decided a name change was in order. Now called DRUMMING FOR JOY the group is extending an invitation to local people to come along and have some fun discovering for themselves how joyful drumming in a group can be. (Article by Eveline Durbin)


Meeting every Thursday in the Church Rooms at Easton from 1pm to 3pm there is a charge of £7 which includes the cost of Eliza's excellent tutorship and refreshments. Contact Eveline on 07495 869528 for more information.

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