Vitae Drummers

African drumming group in High Wycombe and Wendover

Vitae Drummers dancing man logo by Jed Hoile [74K JPEG]

[ Justine clapping with Vitae Drummers ] [ Justine dancing with Vitae Drummers ]Justine Hart offers quality teaching in West African drumming on djembes and dun duns, as well as dance and song. There are two weekly classes, which happen most weeks (but do check with Justine before coming: 07773 047 684). The times are staggered so that beginners play first and then intermediates arrive and join them; later on the beginners depart leaving the intermediates and experienced players to pace up.

Times and places
Evening Beginners Intermediates Experienced Venue Location
Tuesdays 18:45-19:45 19:15-20:45 19:45-22:00 Royal Grammar School Amersham Hill, High Wycombe
Wednesdays 18:45-19:45 19:15-20:45 19:45-22:00 St. Mary's Church Church Lane, Wendover, near Aylesbury

[ Vitae Drummers performing at The Chiltern Show ]

We play drum rhythms from Senegal, Gambia and Guinea that Justine has learned from Mamady Keita and other master drummers. The players range in ability from beginners to advanced intermediates, and our many recent public appearances were warmly received.

[ Vitae Drummers djembes at Prestwood Fete ]

I first discovered the group back in April 2005, and am now a keen dun dun player after attending the Winterdrum event that the unstoppable Justine had organised. She has subsequently visited The Strawbale Studio for a session there. If twice a week still just isn't enough for you, or you live in Hertfordshire, check out the Secret Bass drumming group too.

[ Vitae drummers and dancers at Waddesdon Manor ]

More details, flyer and pics can be found on the Arts4Every1 Vitae page.

[ Vitae Drummers performing at Wycombe Arts Festival ]

Future Performances

Past Performances

[ Justine clapping with Vitae Drummers | Anthony and Malc playing dun duns at Prestwood Fete | Vitae Drummers djembes at Prestwood Fete ]

[ Vitae Drummers ]

© copyright Malcolm Smith 2005-11-24 - last updated 2010-10-23, but the group is still going stronger than ever in 2017 :-)