Djembe History Is Found In The African Culture

At DrumConnection, we take the deeply rooted, 'genetic connection' humans have with music and combine it with the time-honored traditions of drumming and dance of many cultures. For the past 40 years, our main focus has been on African drumming of the 5-7 djembe/dunu specific countries and the rhythms, people's lives, close friendships & we formed a school of West African drumming over 35 years ago for those at all skills and experience levels.

 

Increasingly, the djembe and dunu of West Africa, have taken a huge leap forward in the US. It shows up in school systems for the kids and now in major Music Schools (took a while). We take all that seriously and have fun & enriching drumming classes and workshops. Join us! Learning to play djembe well can be fun and easy!

We love drums and drummers! Having played for over 60 years, I love to share what I know with as many people as I can. If you are seriously interested in learning more about drumming, please contact us: info@drumconnection.com

DJEMBE & DUNUN DRUMMING CLASSES   SPRING 2022


Friday Night Djembe Drumming Classes in-person

 

8 Friday Sessions

 

May 13, 2022 - July 1, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. 

Munroe Center for Arts - Lexington, MA 

 

You will get solid and fun instruction in the music, history and specifics of a series of rhythms from West Africa & the Caribbean.

 

You will benefit from the teachings of my African, Cuban and Haitian professors before me. You will become a better drummer no matter what stage you are in now.

 

These intense drumming classes are perfect for Beginner, Intermediate and even Advanced drummers! It's all fun and you will get a lot of playing in and good instruction often with commentary from me.

 

Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $169.-

 

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Payments accepted via Venmo: @Nancy-Browne-10 (1952, if asked) Checks welcome made out to 'Alan Tauber' Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778 • Rental djembe available ($75.-) if needed; contact us a few days before class.


Tuesday Night Djembe Drumming Classes on the Charles River

 

8 Tuesday Sessions

 

June 7, 2022 thru July 26, 2022: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM with Nancy Browne & Alan in-person on the Charles River, Brighton, MA

 

You will have solid and fun instruction in the music, history and the specifics of a series of rhythms from West Africa and the Caribbean for 8 Tuesdays in-person in the Boston area. These are very warm meetings that you can benefit from the African rhythms while playing your drum outside next to the Charles. You will become a better drummer no matter what stage you are at now. In time, you will develop to be a really great DRUMMER!

 

For Beginner to Intermediate and even Advanced drummers! It's all fun and you will get a lot of 'playing in' along with solid instruction outdoors, in the drumming of West Africa, Senegal and Guinea.

 

For you...

Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $169.- 

 

Please register soon!

 

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Payments accepted via Venmo: @Nancy-Browne-10 (1952, if asked) Checks welcome made out to 'Alan Tauber' Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778 • Rental djembe available ($75.-) if needed; contact us a few days before class. A rainy Tuesday means a skip week for us; adding the missed class at the end.

 

The Perfect Djembe

We have extra drums if you don't. Let us know if you need a djembe and we'll try to get one to you.

 

Drums!

If you contact us soon, you can also purchase a djembe and get it in time for class.  We have them made in Guinea, West Africa and put the skins on ourselves in the  DrumConnection Workshop. This class attracts people from all around the world on our on Zoom classes, on computer, tablet or phone. And we can recommend someone in your area or country where you can get the perfect djembe locally. Contact me for discussion on what we make and what is best for you in price, size, and current ability. 617-686-6080



Trip To Africa-Nansady Keita - Le Gambie

Trip To Africa 2012


Djembe Selection & Repair

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, etc. Call or contact us. Check our checklist for drum repair. Let us make your musical instruments better than new!

Who's using our drums?

These young women came into Boston but their drums were held at the airport! I got an emergency call from my friend Mustapha who told me of the situation of lack of djembe and dunun (and the concerts they had at Harvard's Sanders Theater, that night so what you see and hear above are DrumConnection, made in Guinea, djembe and dunun played by members of Nimbaya! Women Drummers of Guinea.

How Is A Djembe Made - A Real Traditional One