Chris Sylla

Chris was born in Stoke-On-Trent and although she has always loved singing and had a brief and disastrous relationship with the violin in childhood she came to music later in life. Having worked at the WOMAD world music festival for years and seen English people playing African drums she finally went to a class with a friend and was hooked.

In England Chris teaches regular drum and dance classes and workshops and performs in Brighton and elsewhere. She has been working with Nyodema, a Bognor based charitable organisation, & runs workshops for their events as well as helping out with various school projects in the Gambia. She also uses music and dance teaching for a variety of projects including total theatre and with the circle of life organisation working with young people in woodland environments. She has extensive experience with special needs groups also.

Chris' website: www.handsonskin-drumming.co.uk