The Big Drum festival - Afro Cuban (Salvador Persico – Melbourne)


African Drumming present the big drum festival - a weekend of workshops that cater to all levels & age groups, with adults and kids sessions for Beginners right up to Master Classes for professional level musicians.The weekend will culminate with a PERFORMANCE on Sunday night, uniting teacher and students to showcase all that was learnt over the weekend.

Get inside the timing of the Clave and explore the folkloric roots of Afro Cuban and Puerto Rican percussion with multi-talented Salvador Persico. If you’ve always wanted to try bongos or conga here is your chance.

Session Times:   

Session 1 – Saturday 29th of July @  11:50am – 1:20pm       

Session 2 – Sunday 30th of July @ 11:50am – 1:20pm

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Class Schedule

A workshop being held at the Big Drum festival on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of July from 11:50am - 1:20pm on both days

What you will learn
  • Timing
  • Basic of Afro Cuban music
What you will get
  • explore the folkloric roots of Afro Cuban and Puerto Rican percussion
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach!

What to bring
  • Just yourself
What to wear

Casual, especially for dancing!

Appropriate for

Everyone Welcome!


African Drumming

Vendor since 2015

Established in 1997, African Drumming has become Australia’s trusted name in West African music.

We are dedicated to sharing the music and culture of West Africa in all that we do: through classes, workshops, study tours and performances which connect a wide audience with this powerful music. Not to mention our instruments! We are one of the largest African music stores in Australia and we love our drums.

In 2011 we relocated from a little store in Grey Street to a larger purposed Head Quarters @ 252 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. Our HQ houses both the brains and brawn of the operation, with our showroom, studios, offices, warehouse and the all important drum making workshop here under one jamming roof. We love it in St Kilda!

We have a nation-wide network of drummers and dancers under our banner and operate across Australia. Our team includes performers and drum makers from around West Africa such as Mali, Senegal, Ghana and of course homegrown talent too.

We’re always looking to the future and constantly working on the next big project, event and product.

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