Djembe History Is 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 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   Summer/Fall 2022

Register below:

 

• Tuesday Djembe Classes with Allison @Charles River 6-7:30 pm

Click to register >

 

• Wednesday Djembe Classes with Nancy @Charles River 6-7:30 pm

Click to register >

• Monday Zoom classes will be listed very soon (no class August 15th)

• Friday Djembe/Dunun classes with Alan continue now thru Sept 9th at $25.- per class - drop in, we're there!

 

Read all of the details below.


•Monday Djembe/Dunun Classes on Zoom! w/Alan Tauber 

 

4 Monday Sessions

On your computer, mobile or tablet.

 

August 15, 2022 - September 5, 2022. (4 sessions) 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM 

 

Online Class - From the comfort of your own home anywhere in the World.

 

During the past three years, 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: 4 scheduled classes. $85.-

Register soon!

 

Soon CLICK HERE to register >>Soon Can't do Monday 8/15/22 start next Monday for 3 sessions. Then I go away and come back 4th week of September.

 

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.


Friday Night Djembe Drumming Classes in-person     

In session now through Sept 9, 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.

--------

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.


•Tuesday Night Djembe Drumming Classes on the Charles River

 

8 Tuesday Sessions

 

 August 16, 2022 thru October 4, 2022: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM with Allison on the Charles River, Brighton, MA (Lot #4)

 

CLICK HERE > 

 

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.- 

 

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. 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.


•Wednesday Night Djembe Drumming Classes on the Charles River

 

4 Wednesday Sessions

 

 August 17, 2022 thru September 7, 2022: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM with Nancy Browne on the Charles River, Brighton, MA (Lot #1)

 

CLICK HERE > 

 

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 4 Wednesdays 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: 4 scheduled classes. $89.- 

 

With drum rental (if needed); $129.-

 

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 ($40.-) 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. 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.

 

Rental Drums must be returned at the last class or arrangements are to be made with the instructor (Nancy) to return the drum within 5 days of the end of the last class.


• 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

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