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Djembe Master
Bolokada Condé - The Amazing Master of the Djembe

Bolokada Condé Complete Workshop Experience!  

 

 April 17, 18 & 19, 2015

 

 Bolokada Conde is true Master Djembefola (master drummer), expert of Malinke Rhythms and one of world’s best djembe players and teachers. He is clear, clean and precise with a huge amount of enthusiasm and excitement! He is one of if not the hottest drummer and sweetest teacher in the world today! Read that again - If you came to learn with Bolokada last year or have studied with Mamady Keita, THIS is the man to learn from.

 

Bolokada Conde and Mamady Keita teamed up for a Canadian tour in 2012 as Bolokada replaced Famoudou Konaté (the GREATEST MASTER) and achieved total stardom! FUN, CLEAR, AUTHENTIC, AMAZING SOLOIST.                

 

COMMENT: from Bill R. NC. I have attended his great workshops and watched numerous performances of Bolokada over the past few years here in Asheville, and I can tell you that it's always a singular pleasure to experience his mastery. Don't miss this opportunity!                               Register Now! >  

 

                Bio of Bolokada>                           Videos too>                            Magazine Article> 



Adult Beginners, Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes

Beginners Drumming Classes


Beginners or Beyond - Begins April 9, 2015 to May 7, 2015. Enjoy learning djembe with Fanta as we go a little bit further with more rhythms and fun times! Appropriate for first timers and people who want to repeat the class. FUN! No experience necessary.

 

Brookline Tuesdays begins January 13, 2015 to February 24, 2015 (6 sessions) -  Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams

 

Arlington Tuesdays begins March 24, 2015 - April 21, 2015 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Nancy Bonner

 

Arlington Wednesdays begins April 1 to May 20, 2015 (8 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo

 

Lexington Tuesdays begins April 28, 2015 (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - DrumConnection Instructors

 

Newton Beginners begins April 8, 2015  (6 sessions) Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie In session!

 

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

 

 Arlington Kids Music and Rhythm Classes begins March 29, 2015 - with Audrey Diallo - By age groups. 3-5's and 6-8's (Infant and Toddlers to begin the following week.

 

TUESDAY

 

Mixed-Level Drumming Class

with Nancy Bonner

3/24/2015 ~ 4/21/2015

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join in a really fun class for many levels; always fun!

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Wednesday Drum Class

with Audrey Gaffron Diallo

4/1/2015 ~ 5/20/2015

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join in a 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.

 

THURSDAY

Arlington Thursday Beginners Drumming Class

with Fanta Keita Tauber

February Session

2/19/2015 ~ 4/2/2015 (7 sessions)

We are unsure if we will have to postpone the start date of this class by one week.

7:15pm - 8:45pm

Beginners or Beyond - Enjoy learning djembe with Fanta as we go a little bit further with more rhythms and fun times! Appropriate for first timers and people who want to repeat the class. FUN!

 

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

 


Adult Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Intermediate to Advanced Drumming

SUNDAY

Moussa Traore Sundays at DrumConnection

 

3/8/2015 ~ 4/12/2015

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


While Namory is away, the great Master Moussa Traore of Mali, 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, after completing a twelve-year apprenticeship, he was deemed a "master" by his teacher, Sega Cisse. Moussa has achieved great recognition throughout Mali as an accomplished musician in the theater, in traditional ceremonies, as well as in the Malian pop scene. Among musicians in Bamako, Moussa is considered to be one of the top djembe players in the country. Since moving to the U.S., Moussa has continued to distinguish himself as a highly respected teacher and performer. He has given drum workshops in cities throughout the U.S. 

 

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Limited space. Registration required. You should be able to play some djembe for this class. Preregistration Required. Register online or call us for more info.

 

MONDAY

Performance Troupe Class

with Alan Tauber, Instructor

1/12/15 ~ 4/6/15 (instructor's approval required)

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Must have teacher approval to join. Contact Alan directly by email or phone.

 

THURSDAY

Advanced Drumming Class

1/22/2015 ~ 3/26/15

7:30pm - 9:00pm

with Liz Pacheco, 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!

SUNDAYS

Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Class

with Audrey Diallo and Laura Smith

 

• Spring Semester begins: May 17, 2015 - June 21, 2015

 

We are accepting enrollment of children 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs. 4-7 yrs and 6-8 yrs at this time. Classes will be held on Sunday late mornings or Tuesday afternoon, depending on age of your children and which day works best for you!

 

Learn to  play hand drums and stick drums, sing and do some dance moves with instructor of music, Audrey Diallo or Laura Smith. This is a great 40-45 minutes of pure fun! Limited space. Registration required.    More info >        Register online >

 

Please don't wait! Classes will fill up; limited enrollment!

 

SUNDAYS

Kids Music, Rhythm & Drumming Class

with Audrey Diallo and Laura Smith

 

• Spring Semester begins: May 17, 2015 - June 21, 2015

 

We are accepting enrollment of children 3-5 yrs and 6-8 yrs at this time. Classes will be held on Sunday late mornings depending on age of your children.

 

Fun, interactive, hands-on, movement filled class for children, featuring musical activities that include songs, movement, games, percussion instruments - playing, communicating and listening.

 

Learn to  play hand drums and stick drums, sing and do some dance moves with instructor of music, Audrey Diallo or Laura Smith. This is a great 40-45 minutes of pure fun! Limited space. Registration required. Register online

 

Please don't wait! Classes will fill up; limited enrollment! Registration is required. No drop-ins.

 



Travel to Guinea, West Africa THIS YEAR! 

drum class - Mamady Kourouma
drum class - Mamady Kouyate, Banjou
the best feeling in the world - a great drum class on the soil of Africa.
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Famoudou Konaté

Trip To Africa • January 18, 2015 to February 4, 2015  triptoafrica.org


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 The Gambia! 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 the Gambia. 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. 

 

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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