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African Drumming

Connect with the ancient language of rhythm, share in the strength, harmony and universal power of the drum.

In this course, you will learn traditional African drumming for djembe and dun duns Bougarabou, plus the many hand percussion instruments parts. This is drumming for everyone - Chinta teaches at all levels of experience. You'll learn drum technique, body percussion and for the more advanced students, the art of improvisation. You will also learn Afro Brazilian Samba, then rove the streets of Bellingen, Carnival style.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 12+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Bellingen Memorial Hall

More about the course

During the course, you will work on your drumming technique for the drums you are using, as well as body percussion, and for the more advanced students, the art of improvisation.

You will also learn the songs and chants that accompany the rhythms, along with their cultural significants.

We will be performing at Thursday's Party in the Park and also at the Grand Finale concert on Friday night.

As the circle of drummers expands, so too our connection with the rhythm of life grows strong once again.

Come and join Chinta for an awesome week of African drumming at Camp Creative. Find out more at www.rhythmconnect.com.au


Student Feedback

2019 Camp Creative Survey

"I was so impressed with how it ran, the comradery, the amount we learned all whilst enjoying the atmosphere and fun experience of a week in Bellingen."

"I don't think it could have been presented in a better way. He was kind and encouraging whilst challenging us to move outside of our comfort zone. It was lots of fun."


2018 Camp Creative Survey

"African Drumming is the perfect way to feed your musical self, energetic self & zen self."

"Chinta is a wonderful teacher, he is able to challenge us if necessary by extending the rhythms or tone them down if we just don't get it. He catered incredibly well with a variety of skill levels at one time."

"Chinta is a pro! Know his stuff, passionate about the music & encourages his students to get involved & do their best."




Chinta Reiss

Chinta Reiss

Chinta is a dynamic group facilitator, teacher and performing artist. Chinta has studied drumming in Gambia, West Africa and Zimbabwe and with teachers Chris Berry from Panjea, Pape M’baye from Senegal, and other African Drum masters. With his enthusiastic friendly style, Chinta has a proven ability to work successfully with any size group creating an uplifting rhythm charged experience.

Course Requirements

If you don't have your own drum you can hire one for a small fee, or if you wish, buy a handmade traditional African drum.

Contact Chinta at chinta@rhythmconnect.com.au to arrange this before the Camp



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