David Woolley studied West African Djembe and Djuns under the guidance of Drum/Dance master Almami Kamara aka Maitre Samsou. During his time in the Gambia, he also played with members of Allah Tantoo, Follocoh, Canella and African Ballet. Through Joliba Drum David offers the following workshops
- African Drum and Dance Workshops
- African Drumming Workshops
- African Music Workshops with Maitre Samsou of Guinea Conakry
David has been returning to West Africa on a regular basis since 1999, as a student and as an Aid for a small charity. David is based in Stoke on Trent and delivers professional workshops throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Midlands and surrounding areas.
Drum and Dance Workshops since 2001 to present
Special Needs African Drum Band 2009 2010
Mandiani Community Drum Band, Leek, Staffs Moorlands. 2002 / 2010
Kotu Drummers, Stoke 2011
Member of The Beat Artistes with Maitre Samsou.
“Many thanks for the wonderful music workshop that you provided. The authentic percussion instruments were a real treat! The children and staff appreciated all the hard work that you obviously put into the planning so that all of the 120 pupils were included. We have now confidently moved onto our own compositions and are following the whole thing up with an African art project.”
Mark Ownsworth, Romiley Primary School, Stockport.
“Many thanks for all your hard work, energy and enthusiasm yesterday. You certainly made a favourable impression on all the students; they have given me some really positive feedback regarding your sessions. I look forward to working with you again in the near future on similar projects.”
Bill Moss…Head of Music, Weston Road High School, Stafford.
References avaialble on request