History Found in African Culture


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

Friday Night Djembe Drumming Class

Semester begins: Friday, February 10, 2023 at $189.- for the 8 week course. If you don't own a djembe, you may rent one from us. Let us know when you sign up.

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8 Friday Sessions

 

February 10, 2023 -  3, 2023 

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

Classes held at:

Munroe Center for the Arts 1403 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420

 

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

 

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

 

Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $189.-

 

Registration is here...>>

 

Payments accepted via Venmo: @Nancy-Browne-10 (1952, if asked) Checks welcome made out to 'DrumConnection' Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778 • Rental djembe available ($79.-) 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. 

Stop By and Play our New Djembe!

All drums and cases available now! We have full size professional djembe from $395.- on up. I play the $395.- djembe in my Friday class as it is lightweight and sounds so good! I welcome you to listen to my advice during your selection process. We will get you the perfect djembe to address all of your wishes and needs. Appointments only: Sunday evenings 6 - 7:30 PM. 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! Guaranteed! (Customer pays shipping) You should have the right djembe for you within a week. Alan: 617-686-6080 info@drumconnection.com


Djembe Case - Top Quality for full-size djembe. Hard top.

Djembe Case - Top Quality for full-size djembe. Hard top. Soft top is 109.00 txt: 617-686-6080

$165.00

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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!

 

Price: $395.- cases are extra if needed.

$395.00

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Beautifully Hand Carved GREAT sounding djembe

These Harwood 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

$525.00

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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

$525.00

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Professional Rebuild Djembe

One of our DrumConnection Shells with a top quality Guinean skin. Sounds awesome.

$495.00

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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.

$975.00 2

$785.00

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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!

Beginners and Beyond!

All-Levels Djembe Drumming Classes for you on Tuesday Evenings, 6 sessions - December 6, 2022 - January 28, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Beginners are very welcome! Held in private home in Chestnut Hill, MA. Directions sent to paid registrants. $149.- (6 sessions 1.5 hrs each). Rentals available. Limited to 8 registrants!

 

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More classes will be listed soon!


The Master WADABA - Mamady Kourouma

WADABA! The COMPLETE djembe and dunun DRUMMING EXPERIENCE!

 

April 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2023

 

Most of you know him and he is THAT good! You need to study with him. His style of teaching and playing is second to none. From the village of Oroko, Guinea to you! Register today for your space in this incredible workshop series.

 

Reduced Spring prices make it totally affordable. Go to:

WadabaBoston.com for more info and to register today.

 

Please register early for these special workshops with Wadaba as we sometimes fill up all spaces quickly! Space is very limited. Come out and join our wonderful community in rhythm. If you have any questions, please give us a shout @781-316-8068 or info@drumconnection.com.

Registrations will open soon.

 

DJEMBE & DUNUN DRUMMING CLASSES        Winter 2022/23

Register below:

 

• Monday Zoom classes on Monday evenings Dec 5th for 8 weeks. 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 December 9th at $25.- per class - drop in, or sign up for the semester at $169.- we're there! Bring drum or rent! Rentals that you take home with you are at $75 for the whole semester. Practice! :)

 

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Friday Night Djembe Drumming Classes 

Semester begins: Friday, February 10, 2023 at $189.- for the 8 week course. If you don't own a djembe, you may rent one from us. Let us know when you sign up.

--------

8 Friday Sessions

 

February 10, 2023 -  3, 2023 

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

Classes held at:

Munroe Center for the Arts 1403 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420

 

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

 

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

 

Semester: 8 scheduled classes. $189.-

 

Registration is here...>>

 

Payments accepted via Venmo: @Nancy-Browne-10 (1952, if asked) Checks welcome made out to 'DrumConnection' Box 293 Wayland, MA 01778 • Rental djembe available ($79.-) 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. 


• 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


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