A weekend drumming workshop in Whanganui has inspired some of the participants to set up a regular drumming group.
West African drummer Koffie Fugah ran a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday and was delighted with the response.
"Thirty-two people attended and there were about eight or 10 others who wanted to come but couldn't make it," Mr Fugah said.
"It went really well and they now have a group that wants to keep drumming. They're going to get together every Friday."
Mr Fugah said he planned to hold more workshops in Whanganui soon. His workshops aim to spread his love for dance, drums and music.