Afemai Children's Trust delivers drumming workshops to approximately 30 pupils per class, using a selection of djembe drums and small percussion instruments. The djembe drum is a skin-covered drum played with bare hands. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes directly from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.
Our drumming workshop encourages leadership, listening skills and participation. This is a great instrument for children to express themselves in a positive way.