Boston's Djembe Drumming Community School & Shop

Welcome to the Boston Djembe Community! We invite you to join us to see just how much fun and exhilarating a drum class can be. We have drum class lessons for all levels of experience. We hold special events throughout New England where we feature guest artists in drum and dance.


World Drumming an World Drums have certainly taken off and we were there when it started and will be there for YOU when you want to learn to drum.


Take a look through our offerings and pick a class. Unsure what is right for you, please contact us for an immediate answer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way. 


We even organize and run trips to Africa with the Grandmaster of the Djembe, Famoudou Konate every year. This year our Africa Tour is January 9, 2016 thru January 30, 2016. Learn more>


Welcome to our transformative world of the drum! 

Adult Beginners, Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays begins November 3, 2015 - December 1, 2015 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - DrumConnection Faculty


Brookline Tuesdays


• Try it out night! January 12, 2016 - 1 session 7pm - 8:30pm


• 6 Week Course begins January 19, 2016   (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins September 29, 2015 - October 3, 2015 (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - DrumConnection Faculty

Arlington Wednesdays begins November 4, 2015 - December 30, 2015 (8 sessions - Skip on November 25th) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo


Newton Wednesdays begins January 13, 2016 - February 24, 2016 (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie (skip date Feb 17)


Arlington Thursdays begins December 3 - February 4, 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.

Adult Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming


African Rhythm Sundays with Namory, Moussa or Issa - the BEST!


Begins: September 27, 2015 to November 1, 2015

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


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


Namory Keita,  Moussa Traore or Issa Coulibaly will be teaching the classes. Come on out and see how great a drum class and experience can be! 


Moussa Traore was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. He has been playing the djembe for over thirty years, and in 1984,  he was deemed a "master" by Sega Cisse.  Since moving to the U.S., Moussa has continued to distinguish himself as a highly respected teacher and performer. 


Issa Coulibaly born and raised in Mali, has been with Drumconnection for about 10 years. He has helped us become known worldwide and continues to work with our students to help them be the best!


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Advanced Classes


Advanced Drumming Class

September 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015

7:30pm - 9:00pm

with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

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!

KIds Drumming and Rhythm Classes

Kids having fun and learning music!
Kids having fun and learning music!


Fall 2015 Semester

September 20, 2015 ~ into November for the 3-5's

Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Class

with Audrey Diallo & Thierno Keita


Please don't wait! Classes will fill up; limited enrollment! Registration is required.


Register Here for the NEW 11AM 6-8 ages class starting November 1, 2015 to November 22, 2015

Travel WITH US to Guinea, West Africa IN JANUARY! 

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Famoudou Konaté

Trip To Africa • January 9, 2015 to January 30, 2016 

With the Master of Masters The Great Famoudou Konaté! It doesn't get better than this!


Make your plans NOW to travel with us to Guinea! Learn drum, dance, and more. 


Join us for the trip of a lifetime, studying djembe and dunun drumming in Africa with Masters of the craft with Famoudou Koanté organizing and teaching all of us. A true cultural and musical immersion in Malinké music with the Master born into the rhythms of dununba and other inner Guinean famouos rhythms that everyone wants to learn, worldwide. 


Boston area’s DrumConnection is hosting an unforgettable journey to the birthplace of the djembe. In this 3 week trip you will have the opportunity to delve into the music and culture of Guinea. Study drum and dance, attend festivals and celebrations, learn about the country and its people and discover the magic that IS Africa!  More info...

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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