Welcome to DGAS drumming for women

Welcome to DGAS drumming for women

Welcome to DGAS drumming for womenWelcome to DGAS drumming for womenWelcome to DGAS drumming for women

African Drumming for women

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About Women's Drum Camp

DGAS drum camp women drumming 2017  © Claire Nelmes

About our annual drum camp

We are very sorry to announce that this years drum camp will be cancelled, we've left making this decision for as long as possible but in view of the spread of the coronavirus it now seems impossible to consider holding our camp safely this year. Carole will be in contact with everyone who has booked. We'll keep you updated for next year. Keep well and safe.

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

and drumming things generally.

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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Get involved with DGAS

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.

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. 

For beginners women's drumming contact DGAS here.

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.