I used to do a lot of drumming. I started out at a WOMAD summer school back in 2008 and learnt a little bit about Egyptian and North African percussion, although you can barely scratch the surface in a week. It was a lot of fun though. During the week we had three teachers. The first were the Bedouin Jerry Can Band who taught us for a couple of days, then Hossam Ramzy for another couple of days, then Dawson Miller for the last day.
Since then I’ve gone along to a the occasional workshop here and there, and also been to the London Drum Circle a few times, which is always excellent to be at, but sadly I haven’t had time to go for a while now.
One day I may go back to it. Who knows.
If you’re interested in the London Drum Circle their site is here. You don’t need to have any drumming experience or even a drum, and it is great fun.