Weekly African music group classes run on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Saint Peter's North Community Centre near Bethnal Green, London. All ages and musical abilities welcome. Classes cost £10 per person, and advance booking is mandatory. Use the form below to book your place.
Wednesday evening timetable
Marimba 6 - 7:30pm
Mbira 7:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday afternoon timetable
Mbira 1 - 2pm
Marimba 2 - 3:30
SIGN UP FOR AN AFRICAN MuSIC CLASS
Use the form below to sign up for a group class.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Participants get to learn songs and rhythms from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, with material from other parts of Africa too. This includes folk songs, original compositions and covers.
The background to all songs taught is given for a well rounded cultural and historical understanding.
Classes are delivered by ear, the traditional African way, enabling you to more freely engage your senses and be present in the music and experience as a whole. This also means the classes require absolutely no previous experience or knowledge of reading music, playing the marimba or of African music.
Saint Peter's North Community Centre
80 Pritchard's Road, E2 9AP
Overground: Cambridge Heath or Hoxton
Tube: Bethnal Green
Bus: 26, 48, 55, 394