History Found in The Rich 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 42 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 & the school we formed of West African drumming over 39 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. 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 ALL drums and drummers! Having played for over 60 years myself, I love to share what I know with as many people as are interested. If you are seriously interested or even curious about drumming and learning more, please contact us today: info@drumconnection.com


DJEMBE & DUNUN DRUMMING CLASSES   Summer/Fall 2022

Register below:

 

• Monday Zoom classes will be listed very soon (no class Sept 12 & 19th) Continue on Sept 26th. Zoom in with us for a great time learning the real deal

 

• Friday Djembe/Dunun classes with Alan will continue after a break and start up again Sept 23rd at $25.- per class - drop in, we're there! Bring drum or rent!

 

Read all of the details below...


Zoom Online Classes with Alan Tauber and the complete dunun section.

Online Class - From the comfort of your own home anywhere in the World. Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm

 

During the past 3 1/2years, DrumConnection has developed a very powerful way of reaching through the Internet to teach you how to play your djembe or dunun drums in the comfort of your own home or office.

 

With the dunun melodies playing in the background, we will build upon what we already know and become more musical, get into traditional hand-patterns and explore improvised solo phrases.

 

I hope to see all of you there!

 

Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $159.-

 

Register soon!

 

Soon CLICK HERE to register >>

 

We start Monday August 22 for 3 sessions. Then I go away and come back 4th week of September 26th and we can continue till October 24, 2022. 

 

Payments accepted via Venmo: @Nancy-Browne-10 (1952, if asked) Checks welcome made out to 'Alan Tauber' Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778. Any missed classes will be covered by sending you the complete video of that class. You receive a full copy of the complete class each week whether you attend or miss so you never actually miss a class!


Friday Night Djembe Drumming Classes in-person     

In session now but taking a leave for personal reasons and return on Friday Sept 23, 2022 as a drop in $25.- per class. If you don't own a djembe, please let us know and for and extra $5 we'll bring one to class8 Friday Sessions.

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New Class Fridays will be listed for registration soon! 8 Friday Sessions

 

September 23, 2022 - November 25, 2022 (skip 9/30)

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.-

 

Registration will open soon...>>

 

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. Any missed classes may be made up at another one of our DrumConnection classes happening during that semester in which you are registered, with teacher's approval. That would include our Zoom, online classes as your make-up.


• WE MAKE THE BEST IN GUINEA DJEMBE •

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 2023

Trip To Africa


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! Yes, your djembe will sound and play much 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