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Learn, play African percussion then jam

Nairobi, Kenya

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Experience hosted by Johnson

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Having observed all the hygiene safety measures such as washing hands, i will have disinfected all our musical instruments and Surfaces so I will introduce you to my instruments and the mother of all will be the Djembe drum, then the shakers and other small percussion. After taking you through the basics we will have started jamming and chanting African songs with 15 minutes snacks break until you can jam no more.
My home has WiFi so it will be easy for you to request for a taxi back to your place of stay.
Other things to note
Because of the environment in which our activity takes place, smoking in the compound is not allowed. Wear your face masks and carry a hand sanitizer.
Having observed all the hygiene safety measures such as washing hands, i will have disinfected all our musical instruments and Surfaces so I will introduce you to my instruments and the mother of all will be the Djembe drum, then the shakers and other small percussion. After taking you through the basics we will have started jamming and chanting African songs with 15 minutes snacks break until you can jam no more.
My home has WiFi so it…

Johnson's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will provide you with soft drinks and snacks.
  • Equipment
    Our instruments are safe to use but I will give a tutorial in case of diffi...
From $24
/ person
Fri, Feb 26
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sat, Feb 27
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sun, Feb 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Johnson

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 27 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the guide and the East Africa's representative of Umoja Global Community Music Therapy. This is an N.G.O based and found by my U.S friends with the aim of training people of East African Communities to live a life of trauma and stress free through music.
https://www.facebook.com/2013555758931013/photos/p.2287795564840363/2287795564840363/

I currently teach percussion in schools as well as promoting team building in work places by introducing a program called, ' Rhythm in Office' around Nairobi.
I am also a member of 'Daraja Band'
which fuses music from around the world.
finally I am still teaching dance and art therapy and baking at Circle Academy special school located in the suburbs of the capital Nairobi. For 3 years i lived with an American professional chef. Terry Little from Indiana.
I'm the guide and the East Africa's representative of Umoja Global Community Music Therapy. This is an N.G.O based and found by my U.S friends with the aim of training people of East African Communities to live a life of trauma and stress free through music.
https://www.facebook.com/2013555758931013/photos/p.2287795564840363/2287795564840363/

I currently teach percussion in schools as well as promoting team building in work places by introducing a program called, ' Rhythm in O…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop on an amazing rooftop/ balcony in a school compound where I happen to teach music. Its a very green quiet and breezy neighborhood. You will have access to the washroom and plenty of water to wash up.
You will as well have an opportunity to see some of my arts in the house and I will be glad to share my ideas with you.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Katrina
January 2021
This was an INCREDIBLE experience and journey I can't recommend it enough for EVERYONE!! Johnson is doing incredible work for the world and humanity sharing his skills talents and passionate art with everyone especially helping to teach and share his arts with children and people that need art music and dance for therapy healing joy an happiness!! He was incredibly accommodating to all my requests and preferences!!! I had sooo much fun!!!! when I arrived I was happy enough.... but when I left my smile was MASSIVE and miles wide an my heart was soaring with joy and gratitude!! I can't wait to bring more friends to meet Johnson and experience what he has to share!!
This was an INCREDIBLE experience and journey I can't recommend it enough for EVERYONE!! Johnson is doing incredible work for the world and humanity sharing his skills talents and…
May
December 2020
This was an amazing and moving experience! I learned a lot about different kinds of beats and Johnson and his assistance are super friendly and great teachers. Overall wonderful vibes!
Ali
December 2020
It was a wonderful experience!!! Johnson is so talented, encouraging, calm and relatable... would definitely recommend this experience for anyone in Nairobi !
Dante
February 2020
Estuvo bien; pero esperaba se mezclaran algunos otros instrumentos como en las fotos del anuncio y fuera en un entorno mas profesional. A grandes razgos es una buena experiencia :)
Crystal
January 2020
This was a once in a lifetime experience! I don't consider myself musical at all but it was not an issue for this experience. We learned simple techniques that were easy to follow and participate. Thank you for everything Johnson
Shalini
December 2019
This was amazing! We played outside in the arboretum and it was a good balance of learning and having fun with improvising. Would highly recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

As much as I will provide water and soap to wash your hands make sure you carry a sanitizer and wear a face mask.

If you have a music instrument you can bring it a long with you. Though it is not mandatory.