Cuban Percussion Workshops

The Axis Cuban Percussion Workshops will start again in Spring 2014... Watch this space!

Dates: To be announced!

The Axis Percussion Trio run workshops in all aspects of Cuban Percussion. These focus on playing conga drums and bata in traditional Cuban styles. The workshops build on material covered in previous sessions so while newcomers are more than welcome all participants should have experience at playing congas or a firm grounding in drumming or hand percussion.


Aspects of Cuban percussion that are regularly covered include:


Making the correct sounds on the drums

Stamina Building

Warm up rituals


Rumba Guaguanco, Columbia and Yambu


Conga de comparsa


Participants are given scores of material covered at the end of each session and will be expected to practice the material between sessions.



Booked more than a week in advance £30

Booked less than a week in advance £35

Pay on the day £40


Richard Kensington

Dave Boston

Simon Bowhill

To book please contact Richard Kensington by email at or here on facebook

Please note, if you cannot make a session for any reason please give 48 hours notice (before 10 am on the preceding Friday) or the full fee for the day will be payable.