Nyabingi Drumming

The Nyabingi drumming project has been on going since June 2002.

The drummers at Nyabingi are a group that consists of men and women from different African and Caribbean countries.

Group drumming can enhance sensor motor coordination and integration, increased bodily awareness and attention span, anxiety reduction, enhanced nonverbal and verbal communication skills, greater group participation Trio of drums imageand leadership skills and relationship building, self-skills for self-conscious development and social and emotional learning. Because group drumming gives participants different roles, individuals have to coordinate their pads. Therefore they must focus on others. This gives them an experience with working together in a structured way.

Drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation, creating a sense of connectedness with self and others. Drumming provides a secular approach to accessing a higher power and applying spiritual perspectives.
  • Drumming helps express and address unhealthy emotional reactions that allow drugs to appear to meet emotional needs
  • Drumming entrains the brain and stimulates pleasurable feelings without drugs.
  • Drumming makes you feel good.
  • Drumming teaches respect cf participation and personal relationshlps.
Drumming at Nyabingi has brought members of the group together. There is asense of achievement and belonglng which has impacted Drumming group on stage at the Nyabingi Variety show on the members selfconfidence that can now be transferred to their independent lives. The group has performed at different functions, namely, Bedford Race Equality Council, Women's Forum Conference, at the University of Bedfordshire International Women's days at the West lndian community Association, Varlety show 2008, Community Development Workers (Bedfordshire region) lunch, and other shows.