African Drumming

Immerse yourself in an exciting 5 days of African inspired Drumming with Chinta Reiss.

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

Within this course your will learn and explore the rhythms from the vast content of Africa from West to East. We will delve into African culture and its relationship to the rhythms and songs. You’ll learn drum technique, body percussion and the art of improvisation. We will be exploring the traditional poly rhythms of Djembe, Bougarabou, DunDuns and the various percussion instruments the make up the ensemble, such as cow bells and Shekere etc.

From beginner to advanced, you will be supported throughout this 5 day journey and come away feeling exhilarated and confident.

The only opportunity for performance at Camp Creative will be at the Party in the Park. This event runs on the Thursday during Camp Creative. Should rain disrupt that activity , there will be a provision for a lunch time performance at Bellingen High School on Friday.

  • Full days - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Suitable for ages 14 to adult
  • Everyone
  • Places available

Course Info

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 significant.

Drums also available for hire or purchase.

No experience required

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 to arrange this before the Camp.

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Chinta Reiss
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Chinta Reiss

Chinta is a dynamic drumming teacher and performing artist.

He has studied drumming in various African counties such as The Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Mozambique and Zimbabwe with many African Drum masters. With his enthusiastic friendly style, Chinta will bring out the best in his students he has a proven ability to work successfully with any size group creating an uplifting rhythm charged experience.

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