Are You Looking for Authentic African Arts Workshops?
Experience the Heartbeat of Africa in our Authentic Dance, Music, Drama and Visual Arts Workshops
African music and dance has spread from its traditional community roots, travelling throughout the world, and giving rise to numerous styles and fusions, from the exotic tones and rhythms of Brazilian samba to the athletic movements of modern street dance.
If you are looking to educate children or adults on how different cultures express themselves and evoke their histories through story, song and dance, then Trap Media’s 100% authentic workshops should be your first port of call.
We offer a wide range of fully interactive African Arts experiences, including African Dance Workshops; African Drumming Workshops; Street Dance and Hip Hop Dance Workshops; and Samba Dance Workshops; for schools, charities and corporations throughout the UK.
African Drumming Workshop - By Trap Media
When we say authentic, we mean it; all of our African Arts facilitators are not only highly skilled and experienced, they also come from Africa. Suitable for the classroom, exhibition hall or office floor, our Workshops are certain to both educate and entertain.
Just as an example, we can offer:
Afro Brazilian Dance
Hip Hop Theatre
Contemporary Dance & Drama (Slavery)
Rap & Spoken Word
African Jewellery Making & Bead Making
African Mask Making
African Textiles & Print Making
Our series' of African & Caribbean Arts workshops are dedicated to providing a range of educational workshops which serve to highlight the African culture, history and experience. All our cultural workshops are authentic and cover the disciplines of dance, drama, music and visual arts. They are designed to educate, empower and enlighten and are an exciting addition to multicultural days, exhibitions, displays, presentations and tours.
Mix & Match Any 5 Workshops For £1,500 (Was £1,925)
Try Something New With our Multicultural Workshops!
Book your workshops for the Summer Term today with Trap Media and save big with our bulk workshop offer designed to give you the best saving possible.
Trap Media have a wealth of experience in providing workshops, for children and adults, throughout the UK, and our prices are always competitive. We have decided to offer our customers this amazing deal designed to help you with your budget.
To qualify for the offer, you must book by Fri 24th May 2013. Fill out the form below today to secure your discount. Alternatively, please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 689 9909.
Examples of Combinations:
1. African Drumming + Bollywood + Henna + Street Dance + Samba Drumming = 5 For £1500
2. Anti Bullying + Sex & Relationships + Conflict Resolution + Drugs + Enterprise = 5 For £1500
3. Mask Making + African Dance + Musical Theatre +Capoeira + Chinese Dance = 5 For £1500
Terms of Offer:
*(a) Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. (b) Offer only available when booking 5 Full day workshops (c) All workshops are exclusive of VAT, travel expenses and materials & expenses incurred.
You Must Read This! Before Booking Any African Arts Workshops...
Let me ask you a simple question... with so much choice on the internet how do you know you are getting 100% Authentic African Arts workshops at the best price, can all these companies claiming to be providers of workshops be relied on?
At Trap Media we kid you not when we say we can guarantee you that no one else in the UK can offer a wider range of professional workshops at an amazing price than us.
So before booking with someone else consider these questions below and you will realise Trap Media is the company of choice for any creative workshops nationwide. We just don't provide workshops we provide an experience you will never forget.
Do they have CRB Checks, Public Liability and a Child Protection Policy in place to safe guard vulnerable people?
Are the workshops authentic? Meaning is the workshop a traditional based multicultural experience?
Can they provide you with at least 5 testimonials from various organisations?
Can they provide you with workshops in Dance, Drama, Music, Visual, Asian and African Arts to your requirements?
Can they deliver nationwide? If so are you sure they will turn up or cancel on you at short notice?
Do they have any credibility or do you know how long they have been around for?
Do they have a dedicated support team to help you coordinate your event?
Well if they can't answer these questions above with full confidence we strongly recommend not using them quite frankly! We take pride and passion in every workshop we provide and you will not be disappointed.
You really don't want to ruin your event or day by booking with the wrong company. We have seen so many organisations let down by companies claming to provide similar workshops - so choose wisely.
African Drumming Workshops
The white sands of Senegal, the winding river of The Gambia, the poignant history of Ghana – all linked together by the drum. In traditional life, a new baby would take its first breath to the beat of a drum and the drum would also mark the end of life. It is no wonder they call Africa, ‘The Drum Continent’.
African Drumming Workshops @ Bishops Holt School
Our African Drumming Workshops for children or adults will focus on the rhythms of West Africa, with our master drummers leading students on an uplifting, collaborative journey into the creation of a unique, living sound. Seated in a drum circle, each participant will get the chance to play the bass, tone and slap notes of the Djembe drum and take their place in a performance based on interlocking rhythms to form a powerful ‘polyrhythmic whole’.
As with all of our Workshops, we are flexible enough to adapt our African Drumming Workshops to your specific timetable, with individual sessions lasting from 30 minutes to an hour.
We will provide everyone with a Djembe drum and take the participants through a body rhythm workshop, leading in to a traditional composition involving multiple parts. Everyone will be able to play an instrument. The end result is a powerful sound and highly stimulating experience.
A traditional dance experience not to be missed! This is a fun and lively dance workshop, which is not only enjoyable but also serves to educate participants about the meanings of the dances in the African and Caribbean societies from which they originate.
African Drumming Workshop and African Dance Workshop @ Uxbridge College Diversity Day.
Our African & Caribbean dance workshops are designed to introduce participants to the rich culture of the African/Caribbean people as experienced in their dance, rhythm, and music, which are vital means of expression. In this workshop, participants gain a deeper understanding of African dance culture.
Participants will learn how to respond to the African & Caribbean rhythms that accompany the dances by clapping and singing the rhythmic patterns. Songs will be taught that accompany certain dances. To broaden their awareness, children will learn about the musical instruments and important cultural aspects of the countries where the dances originated.
Street Dance and Hip Hop Workshops
Street Dance and hip hop barely need an introduction. As the hottest dance trends for young people today, booking a Trap Media Street Dance and hip hop workshop is bound to be popular.
Coached by top street dancers, children and adults will be unable to resist trying their hand at B-boying (break dancing), popping, locking and other iconic street dance moves. At the same time they will learn that modern street dance and hip hop music have their origins in jazz, funk and earlier, more traditional forms of African music.
Street dance workshop @ St Helens & Katherine School
At the end of their street dance training, participants will present a fully-choreographed routine designed to wow the audience. Diversity, watch your back!
The songs and music used are geared to the current charts using popular music that fits the hip-hop realm. This dance workshop is very practical – you get stuck straight in learning moves and a full-choreographed routine that will even impress yourself!
Learn about the fascinating culture of street art and the history behind carnival parades, festivals, street theatre and other celebrations. Children will love finding out about the meaning behind different types of mask before designing their own. They will also create their own headdresses and props.
Carnival Arts Workshops - Mask/Costume/Bead Making Workshops
When Carlos Saldanha brought us Rio, he introduced a new generation to the spectacle of the Rio Carnival. Now your class can take it further as they explore colour and costume, in our interactive Carnival Arts Workshops.
Carnival Venetian Mask Making Workshop @ The Astley Cooper School
Carnival is a popular celebration across the world, and this celebration is characterised by colourful costumes and masks. In the workshop, participants also learn about the meaning and representations of certain masks, such as the spiritual uses of masks evident in some ancient African traditions.
Afro Cuban & Samba Drumming Workshops - Rio to Havana!
Samba is the rhythmic language of Brazil, not to mention the sound behind the Rio Carnival. When slaves from the Atlantic coast of Bahia brought their lively, energetic sound to the city, little would they have known that Samba would evolve to become a cultural icon.
Brazilian & Samba Percussion Workshop @ Girl Guiding
This workshop will also introduce participants to the distinctive Afro-Cuban rhythms, from where we get the Bata and Rumba dances.As well as hearing new sounds, participants will get their hands on some exotic instruments from Agogo bells to the Surdo and Djembe drums
Tales & Myths - African Storytelling Workshops with Music or Dance
Storytelling in Africa is a communal and interactive affair – perfectly adapted to the classroom. Led by authentic West African storytellers, children will learn about the rich mythology and cosmology of the African people through strong, expressive characters.
African Storytelling Workshop & Music @ St Vincent Primary School
Stories were one way in which elders passed ethics and morals, as well as knowledge, down to younger members of the village and so there will be plenty of ideas to discuss with the class. Add to this a lively mixture of song, chanting, music and dance and it is easy to see why our African Storytelling Workshop is so appealing, especially when combined with an African Dance or African Drumming Workshop.
To book a African Storytelling Workshop please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 689 9909.
Do You Need a Set of African Djembe Drums?
Just to let you know we sell high quality complete sets of African Djembe Drums at unbeatable value. Our African Master Drummers use the same drums to teach thousands of African drumming workshops nationwide and they are extremely reliable.
Our prices are the best because we travel to West Africa & Bali three times a year to hand pick every instrument and import ourselves!
Our African drumming sets have been developed in collaboration with a major Music Service and have been tried and tested in schools throughout the UK. They give you everything you need to get up and drumming quickly and sustainably.
The drums are specially designed for long term use and standard setters for price and quality.
Each pack contains a copy of Teacher's Guide (including lesson plans and CD), which will take class and teacher from scratch to performance standard in just 10 weeks.
Also included are top quality waterproof drum hats for each drum and a basket of hand percussion to let you expand the number of players and give that extra edge to your performance.
We have various sets to purchase from starting from our 8 djembe Junior Group African Drumming Package which is perfect for smaller class groups for KS1 and KS2 pupils to the package that contains 30 of our larger sized standard djembe's, all big enough for junior to adult hands.Prices start as low as £499 + VAT, as a special bonus we are offering a FREE African Drumming Workshop with our Master Drummers from Ghana when purchasing either the Junior or Senior 30 djembe (45 player) drum set - so participants can learn the art of drumming.
Read our Brochure To Discover Our Full Range of Workshops.
Read Our Testimonials
Dear Trap Media, The African Drumming Workshop was a great success! The workshop facilitators that ran the workshop were really good and engaging!
K Blunden - Events Coordinator - London
Dear Trap Media, Just to let you know overall all 38 workshops provided for the Girl Guide celebrations were excellent! The facilitators were all very pleasant and several commented that they had learned a lot about the Guide movement. I would definitely recommend you to others.
Eirlais Tomkins (Mrs), Girlguiding - Wolverhampton
Dear Trap Media, The African Drumming workshop was fantastic, full of energy and fun, facilitated perfectly with passion and expertise. The members of our project really enjoyed the african drumming workshops, and are very keen to do it again. I wouldn't hesitate in running more African drumming workshops like this for events in the future.
J. Watson - Project Manager - Save the Children UK - London
Hi Trap Media, just to let you know the feedback from both our staff and the public about the African Drumming Workshops was very good, professional slick performances which were enjoyed by all.
J. Milton – Science Musuem, London
Dear Trap Media. Thank you for sending such amiable and professional workshop leaders (Origami and Drumming) to us this week! Could you pass my thanks on to them, I have had nothing but positive reviews from all of the staff and students who had the chance to be in the sessions.
F. Melmoe – East Surrey College - Surrey
Dear Trap Media, ,
Suffice to say George lived up to the recommendation for African Drumming & Dance. The children had a great time and George was very willing to fit in with our needs.
J Murphy - Melcombe Children Centre - London
Dear Trap Media, I’m not sure if Yve has contacted you since we had the African Drumming workshop on 24th October. But the session was excellent, the African drummer (Mohamed) was interactive, friendly and had the group engaged to the African Drumming Workshops. Many thanks for a fabulous African experience!
N. Bellot - Parent Involvement Coordinator - Family Action Surestart Roehampton & Putney
So How Do I Book?
It is easy to contact Trap Media, and we welcome enquiries in the format that suits you.
Please remember we provide over 100 various workshops styles; to see a full list of workshops visit our workshop listings; once you have found your desired workshop please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 689 9909 or use the email links below to tell us what you need and we can customise something especially for you!
If you still have any questions you may find our interactive FAQ page useful for more information on our workshops.
Tel: 0800 689 9909 option 1
Mail: Trap Media Ltd, Technology House, 151 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LH
Fax: 0208 711 2564
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