African drums to help inspire young self expression

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YOUNG people in south Northants will be encouraged to make as much noise as they can during a new African drumming workshop in Towcester.

Nioko Bok, which means ‘for us by us’, is run by founder member, Keba Diedhiou, who originates from Senegal and has been playing the djembe drum since the age of 12.

Mr Deidhiou said: “You cannot beat African drumming’s ability to energise and inspire children. It encourages creativity and self-expression and really helps them learn to concentrate and focus in order to learn the drumbeats. It’s great fun and the children can’t help but get carried away with the excitement of drumming together.

Mr Diedhiou has already visited school clubs in Pattishall and Blisworth and has also supported fund raising for the Towcester branch of the National Child Birth Trust.

The workshops start on Tuesday, February 14, at the Methodist Church Hall in Brackley Road, Towcester. There are two sessions, one from 10am to 10.45am for two to five-year-olds and another from 11am to midday for five to 10-year-olds. To book a place contact Mr Diedihou on 07415 863083