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."

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Mr Fugah said he planned to hold more workshops in Whanganui soon. His workshops aim to spread his love for dance, drums and music.