Spring/Summer 2024

Spring 2024 - Continuing Classes


Friday Night Djembe Drumming Classes 


Semester begins: Friday, July 12, 2024 for 8 weekly sessions with Alan Tauber at Munroe Center for the Arts 1403 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420


$199.- for the 8 week course.


If you don't own a djembe, you may rent one from us! Just let us know when you sign up. Djembe (in its case) Rental: $99.- (8 weeks) 


8 Friday Sessions


July 12 to August 30, 2024


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Classes held at:

Munroe Center for the Arts

1403 Massachusetts Ave.

Lexington, MA 02420


Djembe & Dunun Drumming. You will get solid and fun instruction in the music, history and specifics of a series of rhythms from West Africa. Beginners, Intermediate and advanced all together in one class. We will learn from each other.


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 at now.


Parking is easy behind the school and enter thru the rear door or the front!


Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $199.- Please register below.


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Payments accepted via cash or checks made out to 'Alan Tauber' sent to: Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778 • Rental djembe available ($99.- take the drum home with you) if needed; contact us a few days before class. 1 night rental is $10.-

  • We take the deeply rooted, genetic connection humans have with music and combine it with the time-honored tradition of many types of drumming. We focus on rhythms from Africa, Brazil, and Haiti and Cuba. Our universal love stems from the concept that drums are thought to be one of the oldest forms of music in the world and are a celebration of our own bodies and human ancestry.

Famoudou Konaté in Guinea

Rhythms and Dances of Guinea

Djembe Classes

Brookline Adult Ed Hand Drumming Classes

To be Announced

(6 - Tuesday Sessions) 7-8:30 pm

Rental drums available.


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 • Friday Night Djembe Drumming Class

Our HandDrumming Classes on djembe and the African bass drums called 'dunu' contain the best in true African instruction on these instruments. Whether taught by me or my teachers (taught by me), you are guaranteed the best in hand-drumming instruction that is highly about the fun of learning. 


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Djembe for Sale  -  Malian, Ivory Coast and Ghana Djembe!

We will get you the perfect djembe to meet all of your wishes and needs. Professional djembe are $425 (Ghana), $525 (Ivory Coast), $495 (Mali -medium - $495_ (Mali - full size - $650.-). Dunun (bass drums) available singly and in sets - Full-Size and Compact Sets available. (ask us for pricing).


email to make an appointment : info@drumconnection.com


If you are outside of New England or can't stop buy our place, we can talk you into the correct djembe on the phone or email and ship the best djembe for you! Total Satisfaction Guaranteed! (Customer pays shipping) You should have the right djembe for you within a week! Order TODAY! 617-686-6080 call or text. info@drumconnection.com


MANY happy customers - largest supplier of African drums in the Northeast!

Djembe Full Size - Hardwood from Ghana

Top quality Djembe made for me in Ghana. Solid hardwood and really nice sound. I'be been playing a djembe like this in all my Friday classes. It sounds and plays that good. It less expensive than the others! You will LOVE your DrumConnection Ghana Djembe! :)


Price: $425.- cases are extra if needed.


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Beautifully Hand Carved GREAT sounding djembe

These dark/hardwood djembes are highly sought after for their mid-point selling price and the incredible sound and not heavy! Under 20 lbs some under 16 lbs. Goatskin of high-quality. We will get you the sound you're looking for!


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Best Sounding Full Height 24" Harwood Djembe headed by us!

Our best sounding djembes! These are our mainstay for the best in weight, sound and quality that will last! Get one before we sell out. We're in Arlington, MA


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Professional Malian Djembe 23"

A beautiful Malian Shells with a top quality Mali skin. Sounds awesome!


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Professional Malian Djembe 24-24.5"

A beautiful Malian Shells with a top quality Mali skin. Full size 24"-24.5" tall.


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Top Djembe Drums by Wadaba (Mamady Kourouma)

Built by Mamady Kourouma (WADABA) in Guinea and skinned by him for his exacting needs as a djembe master. 1 only remains!

$950.00 2


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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!

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• Friday Djembe/Dunun classes with Alan will continue after a short break and start up again April 5, 2024 at $30.- per class - drop in, or sign up for the semester at $199.- we're there! Bring drum or rent! Rentals that you take home with you are at $75.- for the whole semester. (you may deduct your rental from the purchase of the drum or other drum. Practice! :)


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Friday Night Djembe   Drumming Classes

The Drum Room


Trip To Africa

We are off to Africa in Oroko, Guinea for over 4 weeks of village drumming on djembe and Dunun and Cora and more! This will be a join venture between Wadaba (Mamady Kourouma) and DrumConnection.

If interested, and for all the information, please contact me as soon as you think of it! alan@drumconnection.com or...


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?

DrumConnection brought these young women to Boston but their drums were held at the airport! I got an emergency call from my friend Mustapha "the situation - lack of djembe and dunun (and the concerts scheduled 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! Awesome job by my staff to get this to happen!

How Is A Djembe Made - A Traditional One