Drumming weekend for women in Burston

Women who make music together playing African hand drums (mainly djembe) and other percussion will hold their annual drumming camp this weekend.

DGAS (the Dead Goat Appreciation Society) runs drumming afternoons and evenings for women who are interested in learning more about rhythm or just want to hit that groove for a few hours.

The weekend camp in Burston, near Diss, on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, will include a variety of workshops, for beginners and more experienced drummers, run by tutors such as Tracey Lotfi, Tracey Taylor, Daniela McDermott, Annette Kreiser, Amy Eleftheriades, Sue Croft and Claire Nelmes.

Workshops will include West African drumming, drumming and dance from NE Brazil, a Vocal Gym and ocarina blowing.

Also, Sam Everitt will be there with her stall of Senegalese goods, and Daniela McDermott will run half-hour yoga-based sessions each morning.

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The weekend starts with a welcome-to-all Drum Circle facilitated by Tracey Taylor on Friday evening, so it's worth getting your tent up soon after the site opens at 4pm on June 29.

A weekend ticket costs �45; a day ticket �23. To book, visit www.dgasmusic.org.uk or call Aileen on 01953 860110.

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