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Shumba Arts offer high quality, creative experiences in drumming, music, dance and song

for schools, colleges, universities, corporate and community groups.

At the heart of our work is a passion for the transformative power of celebratory culture. 

We draw upon our extensive knowledge of rhythms, dances, songs and music from the African Diaspora

to create workshops that build community cohesion, personal resilience and ignite a passion for life! 

DRUM

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Whether you are looking for a taste of African drumming, or for a deeper dive

into the intricate world of Djembe rhythms,

our workshops will bring you into the groove with a fun and enriching experience.

DANCE

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Dance is vital to our health and wellbeing.  Through our workshops young people develop their kinaesthetic sense, their sense of themselves in the world, and the power of community and celebration!

MBIRA

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A traditional instrument from Zimbabwe, mbira music is magical, deep and sweet, guaranteed to bring people together, calm the mind and open the heart

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COMBINED WORKSHOP MENU

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Enlivening Culture

Enlivening Culture brings cultural activities to life through workshops in west African rhythm, dance and song, offering a direct experience of the vitality and history of these traditions in an accessible and enjoyable way that supports physical and mental well-being, community connection and offers an experience of belonging. 

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Rhythmic Ground

Taking its starting point from the familiar song of the wood pigeon, Rhythmic Ground offers an empowering participative experience through rhythm and movement which steps towards a reclamation of our shared indigeneity in a simple, immersive and enjoyable way

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Rhythmic Heart

At Rhythmic Heart we come home to our embodied selves, and lean into our connection to the land, and the intelligence of rhythms, dances and songs from West Africa. These traditions know how to re-connect us to our vitality and our joy as a potent route to profound well-being as we come together as tribe.

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PERFORMANCE

We offer a small super grooving drumming group

to create a live and natural trance dance soundtrack

for when you just want to move to the authentic vibration of life.

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Brighten up any event with a dynamic blend of dance, drumming and song from the Wonderful ‘Shumba Tribe’, drawn from our diverse and eclectic Devon community of members.  

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