Visit our Store...

Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 to 6pm

Many nights open later, often till 9pm! Don't be afraid to call us and see!  781-316-8068

Schedule a Private Session...

Sunday, Monday or Tuesday: by appointment only for drum lessons on djembe, dunun or drum kit on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Schedule an appointment with Alan to study the drum or to select the perfect djembe or drum kit, cymbals or accessories.

Babara Bangoura, Master of the Djembe

August 10, 11, 12, & 13, 2017

Babara Bangoura
Babara Bangoura

Amazing! Charming! Talented! 


One of the worlds greatest djembefola of our time in his second appearance in the USA on a teaching tour that kicks off here in BOSTON!


If you have ever seen Mamady Keita perform with his troupe Sewa Kan, you have heard the musical and blistering soloing of Babara on djembe. Again, AMAZING. 


Beginners - Intermediates - Advanced - Professionals

Babara Bangoura is true Master Djembefola (master djembe player), expert of Malinke Rhythms and one of world’s best teachers in the world! And he is coming near you! Registration is limited. Please check it out below.

Spend a whole 4 days with Babara Fakoly Bangoura one of the hottest stars on the Djembe teaching circuit! Babara will blow your mind with his skills, his style, his teaching ways and his engaging personality. Last year we were packed and it was amazing! Everyone was filled with joy, music and amazement. Join us as we do it up again!


Early Bird Pricing is still in effect! Go check it out! We'll sell out, I'm hoping. Let's make this happen. Babara is here NOW from Guinea to Belgium to Germany to Boston. He has some new Babara PRO djembe for you to check out! Good prices on those too.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm $35.-

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm $35.-

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm $35 & $35

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - Noon - 4:00pm only $60.- for a 4 hour workshop!


CLICK TICKETS when you click to registration page below to GET REDUCED PRICING! YES! We lowered the pricing to fill these workshops. We'd love to see 40 or more people on Saturday and Sunday! Please!


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Adult Beginners - Beyond and Mixed-Level Classes


Beginners Drumming Classes


Arlington Tuesdays Mixed-Level Tuesday Drum Class, begins July 11, 2017 - August 1, 2017 (5 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:30pm - Nancy Bonner (skip on July 4th)


Brookline Tuesdays June 20, 2017 - August 1, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6 sessions) - Tuesdays at 7:00pm - Mark Williams - Call BroADED: 617-730-2700


Lexington Tuesdays begins September 13, 2017 - October 18, 2017, LHS, Room 247. 6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. $137/Seniors $115. CALL for Winter info: 781 862 8043  - DrumConnection Faculty


Arlington Wednesdays begins July 5, 2017 - August 23, 2017 (8 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:30pm - Audrey Diallo/Alan Tauber (In session - you can still join)


Newton Wednesdays begins June 27, 2017 - August 1, 2017  (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Newton Wednesdays begins October 11, 2017 - November 15, 2017 (6 sessions) - Wednesdays at 7:00pm - Lillian Hastie


Arlington Thursdays begins June 22, 2017 - August 17, 2017 (8 sessions) Thursdays at 7:15pm - (skip on Aug 10th) Fanta Keita Tauber (In session - you can still join)


Join in really fun class for beginners as well as advanced beginners - many levels; Great, fun classes. No experience necessary but most people play a bit. - Drum rentals available.


Make ups for our Beginner Classes are easy. See our Class Policies for more info.

Thursday - Advanced Classes


Advanced Drumming Class

with Dean Fisher and Alan Tauber

Spring Semester - June 29, 2017 - August 31, 2017 

(10 sessions)

7:30pm - 9:00pm


Open to anyone who wants to learn at a faster paced level. Djembe and dunun is taught in a fun, exciting class. You will LOVE this! And you'll love Dean. Dean has traveled with me to Guinea and has had numerous TV experiences including a few appearances on Conan and The Tonight Show! Bring your best djembe or use one of our pro drums to try.


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Africa is Alive!

in Arlington, MA

Join us as we travel to The Gambia, Africa  -  in JANUARY 2018

"A single journey can change the course of your life"


DrumConnection invites you to study djembe, dunun, dance and more in The Gambia this January 10 thru 25, 2017. Alan Tauber & DrumConnection present: Drumming, Dance & MANDE Music in The Gambia, West Africa with Nansady Keita & Namory Keita teaching Djembe and Dunun... Dance classes, balafon, tambin, and more! Yes, this will be a totally amazing trip. Join us!


PLEASE Head on over to The Gambia Website for this year 2017. Find out more >>

Drum Repair

Complete drum repair service. 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 and middle-eastern drums. Call or contact us today. Check our checklist for drum repair.


Let us make your musical instruments better than new!

Our Philosophy - Your enjoyment

Learn to play, get good and create community with us. Our music school is traditional African. Africa and her rhythms are alive for all drummers...right here in Boston!


NEW! Day and Evening Hand Drumming for Beginners - Adults and Kids - many cities and locations near you. Drum rentals available. Join us!


Sign up today add some rhythm, joy, community and new friends to your life. Dancing and Drumming are powerful, life-enriching & healing activities.  No experience necessary for most classes. Learn how to drum with us! Info on all classes>>

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