Our Drum Shop-Arlington, MA
Our Drum Shop-Arlington, MA

New England’s Premier Hand Drumming School serving the rhythmic community for over 25 years. The DrumConnection offers excellence in djembe and dunun instruction from private classes to exciting workshops and performances.


Drums are likely the oldest form of musical instrument known to mankind. So old in fact, that researchers from the National Academy of Science suggested that drumming is part-and-parcel to our species- other primates also drum on objects to communicate. Drumming might very well be something we as human beings have evolved to do.


The art of drumming has also in various forms, become an integral component of cultures the world over, from East Asian war drumming , to the talking drums of Sri Lanka and West Africa. These instruments are not only universal in nature, but they are tied to our very humanity at the deepest level.


The DrumConnection (Boston, MA) links students with a very specific part of our human heritage- the djembe drum music of Guinea. Guinea is just a small nation on the west coast of Africa yet it looms large on the world stage. The DrumConnection offers a unique experience into the rhythms of the continent.


Our close ties to Guinea, West Africa and in association with Famoudou Konate,  Mamady Keita and Mamady ‘Wadaba’ Kourouma, Sayon Camara, Bolokada Condé, Babara Bangora and Nansady Keita we bring you a rich heritage from the Homeland, the birthplace of the drums. Join us!


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Travel to Africa (Guinea) planning and implementation, in-school drumming program ages 7 up, public and private school administration of percussion programs, healing with drumming (22 years experience) treatments with elder population, special needs children, kids at risk, depression, anxiety and more profound emotional and psychiatric conditions. Please ask for your specific needs.


We can outfit your school or church with drums at wholesale prices for non-profits.

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DrumConnection has closed permanently. You can still contact us for lessons and repairs. We will honor our commitment to you and you percussion studdies.


DrumConnection is both trademarked and copyrighted 1990. Any use of this name by others is prohibited by law.