July 01

PENCHMI African Drum+Dance+Chant Portal: SUMMER SERIES at FOLKLORE

Mon, 01 Jul, 2024 19:30 to Mon, 02 Sep, 2024 22:30 (GMT +0:00)

FOLKLORE HOXTON | 186 Hackney Road, England, E2 7QL

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Event Description

DEMBIS THIOUNG presents "PENCHMI African Drum + Dance Portal - Summer Series" in collaboration with FOLKLORE CHARITY.

The word PENCHMI (in Wolof is written as “Penccmi”) is used to describe the gathering of ancestors, transcending time and space, to discuss matters of LIFE, FREEDOM, and PEACE. Most importantly, it serves to remind us of the LOVE and RESPECT shared among each other.

This summer, we invite you all to three PENCHMI drum + dance portals in Folklore Hoxton in 186 Hackney Road, London. 

Come prepared to drum, dance, and joyfully sweat, allowing your spirit to soar high by connecting through ancestral rhythms, songs, and African wisdom channelled by Dembis Thioung. 

Dembis takes pride in being guided by the highest Senegalese value of "TERANGA": welcoming, sharing and supporting each other in happiness always, valuing wealth not for its quantity but for the generosity extended to others. "TERANGA" represents the essence of Senegalese culture and it can be translated with the word hospitality.

Wheel of the Year: SUMMER - from 7,30pm




Energy exchange

Penchmi - in advance £11.11 - tickets via Afromoya

Penchmi - on the day £13.33 - pay at the door (cash or card)


Dembis is a mesmerizing master of the dunduns—the melodic and hypnotic bass drums that constitute the heartbeat, melody, and soul of traditional West African ensemble djembe music.

A Bayefall at heart and Griot by blood, Dembis was born and raised in Dakar, West Africa he is now based in London, UK. Introduced to traditional and contemporary Senegalese music at a young age, he learned the art of drumming and dance.

Recognized as a skilled percussionist specializing in Dundun, Djembe, Sabar, and Asico drums, Dembis proudly identifies with his Senegalese legacy, carrying forward the teachings of his elders and ancestry.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for tickets booked in advance. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.

AfroMoya fees are not refundable.