Hours: Monday thru Sunday - Noon to 6pm

Babara Bangoura, Master of the Djembe

July 29, 30 & 31, 2016

Spend the weekend with Babara Fakoly Bangoura one of the hottest stars on the Djembe teaching circuit! Babara will blow your mind with his skills, his style, his teaching skills and his engaging personality. Join us!

Babara Bangoura
Babara Bangoura

Amazing! Charming! Talented! 


One of the worlds greatest djembefola of our time in his first appearance in the US on a teaching tour that kicks off here in BOSTON!


If you have ever seen Mamady Keita perform with his troupe Sewa Kan, you have hear the musical and blistering soloing of Babara on djembe. Again, AMAZING. 



Beginners - Intermediates - Advanced - Professionals


Babara Bangoura is true Master Djembefola (master drummer), expert of Malinke Rhythms and one of world’s best djembe players in the world! And he is coming near you! Registration is limited. Please check it out below.

Adult Beginners, Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays  Mixed-Level Tuesday Drum Class, begins June 7, 2016 - July 5, 2016 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Thierno Keita


Brookline Tuesdays June 14, 2016 - July 19, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins April 26, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. $137/Seniors $115. CALL for Spring info: 781 862 8043  - DrumConnection Faculty


Arlington Wednesdays begins June 29, 2016 - August 24, 2016 (9 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo


Newton Wednesdays begins June 28, 2016 - July 26, 2016 (5 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Arlington Thursdays begins March 17, 2016  -  May 5, 2016 (8 sessions) - Thursdays at 7:15pm - DrumConnection Faculty


Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary but most people play a bit. - Drum rentals available.


Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy. See our Class Policies for more info.

Sunday - Adult Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming


African Rhythm Sundays with Namory Keita!


Begins: July 10, 2016 - August 21, 2016 (skip July 31, skip Aug 7th)

5:00pm - 7:00pm (6 weeks) $165.-


Classes held at The Banks of the River Charles. (Ten minutes by car from DrumConnection.) If rain, indoors at DrumConnection. Alan will email everyone or text early Sunday so you will know. You may also call/text Alan at 617-686-6080 anytime.


Extraordinary classes that capture the pure essence of Africa and her rhythms, songs and movements!


Namory Keita and guest African Masters will be teaching the classes. They are calm, patient and filled with humor and the wisdom of the music and the culture of Mali or Guinea. Come on out and see how great a drum class and experience can be! 

Thursday - Advanced Classes


Advanced Drumming Class

with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

May 5, 2016 - July 14, 2016 

(10 sessions 1 skip)

7:30pm - 9:00pm

New Session being planned!


Open to anyone who wants to learn at a faster paced level. Djembe and dunun is taught in a fun, exciting class. You will LOVE this! And you'll love Dean. Dean has traveled with me to Guinea and has had numerous TV experiences including a few appearances on Conan and The Tonight Show! Bring your best djembe or use one of our pro drums to try.


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Join us as we travel to The gambia, West Africa  -  IN JANUARY 2017

"A single journey can change the course of your life"


DrumConnection invites you to study djembe, dunun, dance and more in The Gambia this January 9 thru 27, 2017. Alan Tauber & DrumConnection present: Drumming, Dance & MANDE Music in The Gambia, West Africa with Nansady Keita & Namory Keita teaching Djembe and Dunun... Dance classes, balafon, tambin, and more! Yes, this will be a totally amazing trip. Join us!


PLEASE Head on over to The Gambia Website for this year 2017 HERE! (soon)


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Drum Repair

Complete drum repair service. Using Guinean goat and cow skins and traditional methods, we will make your drum like new or really, better than new! We also can repair dunun, (djun-djun), doumbeks, congas, bongos and middle-eastern drums. Call or contact us today. Check our checklist for drum repair.


Let us make your musical instruments better than new!

Our Philosophy - your enjoyment

Learn to play, get good and create community with us. Our music school is traditional African. Africa and her rhythms are alive for all drummers...right here in Boston!


NEW! Day and Evening Hand Drumming for Beginners - Adults and Kids - many cities and locations near you. Drum rentals available. Join us!


Sign up today add some rhythm, joy, community and new friends to your life. Dancing and Drumming are powerful, life-enriching & healing activities.  No experience necessary for most classes. Learn how to drum with us! Info on all classes>>

Visit our store online or on Mass Ave, Arlington, MA USA!

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