Sebastiaan de Vries

Sebastiaan has been drumming since he was 14 and has been to West-Africa a lot. He teaches classes and workshops in djembe and dundun with enormous enthusiasm and drive. His classes are playful and challenging; the workshops are aimed at team building and cooperation.
After having worked in journalism and ICT for years, Sebastiaan started Afrika Percussie in 2011. With Afrika Percussie he want to bring African music to the people. To enhance his qualities as a workshop facilitator he did several coaching related courses, like NLP, General Coaching and he attained his teaching qualification in 2017. Drumming is just an awful lot of fun to do and it brings relaxation and pleasure. Sharing this with as many people as possible is the purpose of Afrika Percussie.

Sebastiaan went to West-Afrika eleven times. During his travels he studied with Siaka Koïte, Billy Konate, Arafan Toure, Drissa Koné and Adama Diarra. In the Netherlands he studied with John May from 1998 to 2002, with Souleymane Camara from 2004 to 2009. In 2006 Sebastiaan went to Codarts Summerschool for djembe teachers. From 2007 to 2012 he yearly attended the Manding Foli percussion internships in Brussels. He also studies on a temporary basis with an enormous number of other teachers, amongst whom Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, Sega Sidibe, Thomas Geuï, Moussé Dramé, Mansa Camio, Oke Sene and Rainer Polak.

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Upcoming Event(s) with Sebastiaan de Vries

Event(s) with Sebastiaan de Vries


Past Event(s) with Sebastiaan de Vries

Feb 07 2020
TukaTuka 2020

Workshopweekend African Music and Dance, 7, 8 and 9 February 2020 in Veldhoven, the Netherlands Tuka Tuka 2020…Learn more

Mar 19 2020
Doun Doun Les

Maandelijks een doun workshop in het Slaghuis. De douns zijn de basis van de Afrikaanse muziek. Hiermee komt…Learn more

Apr 09 2020
Djembe les introductie

Leer nu djembe spelen!     In 10 lessen op de donderdagavond leer je een aantal ritmes voor djembé…Learn more

Jul 27 2020
Gitaar, Basgitaar en Djembe in Frankrijk

Zes dagen lang muziek maken in een prachtige omgeving. Er gebeurt iets bijzonders als mensen met een gedeelde…Learn more


Program(s) taught by Sebastiaan de Vries