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WDN Membership Fees Abolished!!!!

Posted by WDN Team on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Support & Opportunities 
The World Drumming Network's Project Coordinators The Creative and Cultural Company has abolished membership fees. The network is now sponsored by Creative and Cultural. So it has been made free to join and participate, but you need to be invited by a member to join. There is still an admin fee for Academy registration, but even  that is just a one off fee.
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Name Change! WDA becomes WDN

Posted by WDN Team on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : WDA News 
So drummers of the World Drumming Network. The results of the vote were clear and the brands will be combined. The world Drumming association is now the World Drumming Network. Expect the main site, logos etc to be updated. No more confusing WDA acronym either. We are the World Drumming Network just like our forum has been all along
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Talking Drums on YouTube

Posted by WDA Team on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : WDA News 
We have a new feature on our YouTube Channel called Talking Drums.
Lots of insightful interviews with key players in the world of drums and percussion.
Presented by WDA percussion expert Darren Squires.

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Slave To The Beat Drum Show

Posted by WDA Team on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Events 

WDA representatives attended the Slave To The Beat Drum Show at Fruit Space in Hull. It was a great event, well attended with a buzzing atmosphere. All ages were represented from kids to veterans, beginners to pro players. Dream Cymbals (www.dreamcymbals.comsupported the show and really showed what a grate product range they have. The 18" Crash Ride was our favourite. With just that one cymbal and a pair of Dream Bliss hats, you could do a great gig. This has now become an annual event and ...

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The World Drumming Association Award Winners Are:

Posted by The WDA Team on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : WDA News 

WDA Members have finished voting for the WDA Awards. Unlike other drumming polls, the nominees where not a prescribed short-list of obvious celebrity names to choose from. WDA members make the nominations, vote for the short list then vote for there final winners. Here are the final results of the top five positions in each category. 

Category A: Inspirational Drummer of The Year

1st Billy Cobham

2nd Mike Portnoy

Joint 3rd Chad Smith

Joint 3rd Geoff Dugmore

4th Karl Brazil

Category B: Drum Publicati...

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Voting has started in The World Drumming Association Awards

Posted by The WDA Team on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : WDA News 

WDA Members have finished nominating drummers for the WDA Awards and voting started this-morning.

Here's a list of the nominees:

Category A: Inspirational Drummer of The Year

1/ Billy Cobham

2/ Chad Smith

3/ Geoff Dugmore

4/ Karl Brazil

5/ Mike Portnoy

Category B: Drum Publication of The Year (in print or online)

1/ Rhythm Magazine

2/ Drumming Daily

3/ Rockschool new 2012 grade books

4/ Drummer Magazine

5/ Modern Drummer Magazine

Category C: Drum Teacher of Th...

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Billy Cobham talks to Alan Raw from WDA

Posted by The WDA Team on Thursday, November 29, 2012, In : WDA News 
A World Drumming Association Audio Interview exclusive. Now on our members site and our Youtube channel: 
Billy Cobham & Alan Raw talk drumming advice, using 4 sticks, the Jack Johnson session, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and more..

 "It was a conversation that I will never forget. I helped him pack his drum set back stage and he shared some incredible advice and memories". Legend! (Alan Raw, Chair of the WDA)
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Live Music Kit

Posted by WDA Team on Friday, October 12, 2012, In : Support & Opportunities 

The Musicians’ Union has released a handbook giving advice on how the Live Music Act, which came into effect this week, will affect venues and performers when hosting live music events for audiences of fewer than 200 people. It’s hoped the changes will help energise and promote grass roots music; vital for the long-term health of the UK music industry. The Live Music Kit explains why “many small venues” can now host live music without holding a music licence - but you will still need ...

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London Drum Show

Posted by WDA Team on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : WDA News 
 If you are planning to attend the London Drum Show on Saturday 13th October there are now ONLY 100 tickets remaining! To avoid disappointment grab yours from or call 01926 339808 and select option 3.
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The Drumming Daily Top Feature in Today's Issue

Posted by WDA Team on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : WDA News 
“I think of playing as controlled freedom, and in jazz, especially, that’s exactly what you have.  I love it,” says Cindy Blackman



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Exclusive interviews including Billy Cobham

Posted by WDA Team on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : WDA News 
Exclusive interviews including Billy Cobham, are now available to WDA Members, in our drummers network.
See Membership page for instructions to join us.

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Just added loads of lovely drumming pics

Posted by The WDA Team on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : WDA News 
Just added loads of lovely drumming pics to our members area gallery. If you are not yet a member, what's stopping you?
New images are from Beacons Festival & Leeds/Reading Festival.
Here's a sample pic

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WDA Member InkdUp has a new video

Posted by WDA Team on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : WDA News 
Check out WDA Member from Sacramento InkdUp, smashin it on Vimeo  WDA Member InkdUp has a something to show you
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WDA at WOMAD 2012

Posted by WDA Team on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : WDA News 
What a brilliant weekend it's been in Wiltshire England, at the WOMAD Festival's 30th anniversary. Drum circles, drumming workshops and incredible performances. Here at the World Drumming Association, we decided to mark the anniversary by giving honorary membership to our favourite drummer on the bill. Womad veteran and WDA Drum Tutor Alan Raw was at the festival to meet the drummers and present the membership. For Alan this was his 18th time at Womad, when asked about his commitment to the f...

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Drummers being awarded their WDA Certificates,

Posted by WDA Team on Sunday, July 22, 2012,
Pictures now in from the UK Centre Stage Final, with the Drummers being awarded their World Drumming Association Certificates, from WDA Tutor and Session Drummer; Isaac Heywood from WDA Recommended Academy "Rock School UK".  The event was a brilliant success; over 1300 people turned up, £25000.00 raised for Martin House Children's Hospice and the bands played their harts out. The winning band Glassbody will now have a professional video made by Shot By Sodium, a consultation and support from...

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Drumming under water for the Olympics

Posted by WDA Team on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : WDA News 
WDA Board Member Darren Squires, was commissioned to compose a rhythm for the arrival of the Olympic Torch. 
 The rhythm was then taught to the crowds who lined the streets to welcome the torch by Darren and his workshop facilitators. When the torch arrived at The Deep Submarium, the beat was played under water by a diver surounded by sharks.. 

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Drumming Daily's top story today

Posted by WDA Team on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : WDA News 

Stewart Copeland, Staring Down the Future, with his new DVD.

Check in at: 


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WDA are proud to support the Centre Stage Competition

Posted by WDA Team on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Events 
This Tuesday is the final of Centre Stage. Twelve bands competing at the O2 Academy in Leeds UK.

The overall winner of Centre Stage will appear at both sites at Leeds and Reading Festival 2012. As if that wasn't enough; they will also receive £1000 worth of musical equipment from John Hornby Skewes and Co. Ltd; a performance music video by Shot by Sodium; and a graphic design consultation with West Yorkshire company Define Creative to work on their branding. The WDA (us) have decided to give ...

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Today's Drumming Daily hits new high

Posted by WDA Team on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : WDA News 
32 articles, 6 photos and 12 videos by 18 contributors in today's Drumming Daily. 
Subscribe and get it emailed to you! 

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Sonor Drums WDA Members only offer

Posted by WDA Team on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : Support & Opportunities 
Free Hardware Bag worth £50 with all Sonor Drum Kits at Strung Out Audio this weekend (14th & 15th July 2012)
Plus free sticks with every purchase in store or telephone/mail order.
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Strung Out Audio Discount for WDA Members

Posted by WDA Team on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : Support & Opportunities 
UK music retailer Strung Out Audio have agreed a 10% discount for all World Drumming Association Members. the offer is available in their Hull UK store and on all telephone/mail orders. You just need to quote your unique WDA Member discount code when ordering. 
 They stock Vic Firth, Regal Tip, Sonor and many more.
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New Drumming Association Facebook Page

Posted by WDA Team on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : WDA News 
Yes we now have a new Drumming Association Facebook Page. Please "Like" it and write your news and view on our timeline.
Photos of your kits are always welcome too.
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Drumming Daily

Posted by WDA Team on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : WDA News 
Our new online news paper in now up and running. With Chad Smith talking Meatballs Read Drumming Daily on
and be sure to subscribe.
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VolYouMe CIC help with young drummers

Posted by WDA Team on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Support & Opportunities 
A new Community Interest Company by the name of VolYouMe based in Hull UK are helping families on low incomes and people with disabilities access music. Simon Lewis of VolYouMe said "We try to help people to achieve what they want through music and within their community." "We are a not for profit organisation, so all of our effort goes into helping
people." VolYouMe provide subsidised musical services such as lessons, PA hire, recording & production and even help you to recycle your instrumen...

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