Newport Drummers

Newport Drummers is a community-based drum ensemble modeled on West African instruments and rhythms, and founded on the concept of this music being celebrated, through group ensemble practice and performance, with our community.

Highlights of the Newport Drummers Ensemble include:

  • Musicians, of all ages, are welcome, whether experienced or just starting out.

  • Music is mostly learned though oral tradition and imagery, so European notation skills are unnecessary.

  • Drumming is said to aid depression, Parkinson’s Disease, and people living with dementia.

  • Bring your drum! If you don’t have one, there are drums available for use.


Leader: Martin Case

Martin Case is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has served artists and communities around the globe.

Martin performs on saxophones, piano/keyboards, and West African percussion, and has been bestowed the title Master Drummer by Barbara Levy, Mamadou Diop, and griot Aboubacar Djéliké Kouyate.



Thursday evenings 7:30-9pm. We usually run 4 terms per year, the same as school terms. See calendar below.



Newport Community Hub

13 Mason St Newport (enter via door at south end of building, facing car park. If no access, call 0401 889 743.)


$12 per session or $100 per term.

See our Covid safe policy for entry conditions.


Contact Martin Case on 0401 889 743 or via email.


Online payment

Term 4 2022

Term fee is $110

You can pay online using Visa or Mastercard.

Click the button to pay.