Welcome to DGAS drumming for women

African Drumming for women

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About Us

DGAS drum camp women drumming 2017  © Sue Chapman

Drumming and percussion for women

DGAS is a group of women who make music with djembés (African hand drums) and other percussion instruments. We run drumming afternoons and evenings for women who are interested in learning more about rhythm or just want to hit that groove for a while. We also hold an annual weekend camp in Norfolk where we host three solid days of workshops and other activities(scroll down for more details).

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DGAS needs a new secretary! Can you help?

We meet about four times a  year to arrange drumming sessions, workshops, and our DGAS drum camp.

Our committee is small and informal, you can be as involved in the running of DGAS as you like, or just dip your feet into being on a committee and helping DGAS make things happen. If you want more info click here to contact us.


To give you a bit of an idea, this is what the secretary does.

· Prepare & circulate agendas for meetings including AGM’s. 

· Take minutes of meetings & circulate to committee.

· Ensuring that the minutes are approved and signed by chair. 

· Checking that members have carried out actions agreed at previous meetings. 

DGAS drum camp women drumming 2017  © Holly Johnson

Beginners' drum sessions

A start-up group where there is plenty of time to become familiar with techniques and some of the more simple rhythms. We run these dependant on numbers. 

We have two beginners sessions coming up – October 21st and  

November 18th, 1900 – 2100 in New Buckenham.


For beginners women's drumming contact DGAS.

How we got here



DGAS drum camp women drumming 2017  © Claire Nelmes

How did we get started?


In 2003 a group of friends decided to form DGAS and pay a weekly subscription so that we could hold workshops for other women interested in drumming. We held our own beginners' workshops and later invited respected tutors to run workshops on our behalf for more experienced drummers. With the help of Awards for All lottery funding and Norfolk County Council we were able to buy instruments so they could be used at workshops by those who did not have their own.

About Drum Camp

DGAS drum camp women drumming 2017  © Claire Nelmes

About our annual drum camp

Every summer we hold a weekend women's camp somewhere in Norfolk.  2020 dates are 11th -14th June.


We're on Facebook now, check our page out for more info on our drumming

and drumming things generally.