On a beautiful summer's evening under the Great North Oak around 20 people enjoyed the inspiring rhythms and expert tutelage of Noah Messomo as he demonstrated the arts of playing Djembes, a Balafon and assorted other traditional African instruments.

Just as everyone's fingers were getting a little sore the group took a break to refuel on my Elderflower Champagne (eat you heart out Pimms!) - it must have been acceptable as 4 litres were consumed in under 15 minutes!!

Noah also told traditional tales from his native Cameroon and entertained us with songs. A great evening!

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Comment by Kate Collison on July 2, 2011 at 18:37

What a fabulous evening it was, indeed! The sunset, the rhythms, the majestic oak, Jane's wonderful garden (and of course the elderflower champagne!) made it very magical.

Thankyou to Richard for organising it, Jane for hosting, and all who came, but the biggest thanks of all must go to the now legendary Noah!



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