OLOV African Drumming Ensemble

“Membership to OLOV African Drumming Ensemble is free – all we ask for is regular commitment and practice so that the ensemble can thrive, be the best it can and perform to the highest possible standard”.

OLOV African Drumming Ensemble (OLOVADE) is an exciting ensemble open to anyone interested in playing and learning about African music. Members of the ensemble learn to play djembe together, traditional African chants, songs and dances as well as mashing these up with more popular music. Ensemble playing is an essential part of learning to play a musical instrument; helping with different technical and musical aspects of instrumental playing as well as being a great opportunity to meet other musicians.

OLOVADE meet on Thursdays (term time only) at 3:45 to 4:45pm at Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School.

Membership to the Ensemble is free!

Please apply below.

Key Information

Day: Thursdays (term time only)
Time: 3:45 – 4:45pm
Location: Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School, Greenford Road, UB6 9AN.
Ensemble Leader: Julie Bruce
Ensemble Development Leader: Caroline Swan

OLOV African Drumming Ensemble is suitable for any school pupil from age 7 and up with an interest in African music.

“All our ensembles are subsidised by Arts Council England which enables us to be as inclusive as possible, provide high quality music making supported by professional tutors, whilst also offering fantastic value for money.”

Caroline Swan – Ensemble Development Leader

Please note that places at OLOV African Drumming Ensemble are limited and each application will be considered separately.

Apply for a place at OLOV African Drumming Ensemble