Noun: Djembe - a West African Drum. Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. In the Bambara language, "djé" is the verb for "gather" and "bé" translates as "peace."


Cultivate a passion and immerse yourself in it wholeheartedly!

While the true meaning of existence often eludes us, embarking on a voyage of exploration through the world of African drumming can reshape your perspective, uplift your soul, and cultivate a marvellous sense of well-being.

As you plunge into diverse dimensions, guided by the rhythm of the drums, you unlock new possibilities.

Drawing on our wealth of experience, we know African Drumming possesses the ability to resonate deeply within you, freeing you from preconceived notions and bestowing a tranquil clarity of thought. Instead of fixating on ambitions of future states, embrace the present moment, find equilibrium among Agida's embrace of joy and contentment.

Join us at our upcoming workshop or partake in a personalised drumming session, where happiness and fulfilment intertwine.

At Agida, we firmly believe in nurturing your limitless potential without constraint.

Agida stands apart by embracing our collaborators as family. We veer away from the impersonal approach of larger enterprises that may compromise quality for quantity when offering drumming lessons/workshops. Our ethos revolves around genuine connection and authenticity. Unlike those who scramble to accommodate an abundance of engagements, Agida takes a distinctive path. Our founder, Karim Mbaye, embodies the heart of our practice, ensuring that he is readily accessible to conduct each and every workshop we offer*.

This commitment guarantees an unparalleled and consistently exceptional experience.

When our sessions encompass various activities, like sound healing, breath work, and wellness, we only partner with exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable experts. We're excited to present them on our 'About' page in the near future. Watch this space!


*NB. From time to time, when Karim is travelling or otherwise engaged, we work with a small selection of drummers, who we fully support to honour delivery of workshops, the Agida way.


See below for Karim in action...