Drum Workshops for young people aged 12 – 18 years. Come explore the rhythms and drumming of West Africa with percussionist Yacou Mbaye!

This 4 week African Drumming workshop is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun!

Designed especially for young people, These workshops will inspire, relax and build the confidence of everyone who comes along and joins in.

Yacou will teach drum rhythms and grooves from his home country, Senegal, West Africa. The workshops will also include cultural stories about the importance of music and rhythm in Senegal.

No drum or music experience is necessary, though all levels of percussion and music experience are welcome.

What can you expect?

To have a lot of fun, relax, and enjoy yourselves.

Everyone willl have a drum and Yacou will teach some simple rhythms designed to relax and inspire.

What to Bring?

Some water, yourselves and a willingness to join in and learn some rhythms.


  • 4 week course
  • Venue: Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW
  • When: Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm
  • Dates: June 1st – June 22nd 2021
  • Cost: Free entry. Limited numbers, Bookings essential.
  • What to bring: just yourself, some interested friends , and some water. Drums are supplied.
  • Who : young People Aged 12 – 18 years.

Want more information?
Ph: 9564 3222 Marrickville Youth Resource Centre

Who is Yacou?

Yacou Mbaye arrived in Australia in 2007 all the way from Senegal, West Africa. A talented dancer, percussionist, drummer and performer, Yacou is passionate about sharing the rhythms and grooves of West Africa, which are an important part of daily life and culture in Senegal.

These workshops are funded by the Inner West Council and auspiced by Marrickville Youth Resource Centre. Supported By Headspace Ashfield.

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