Circles & Workshops
Cape Cod and the New England Area
The small drum has its voice, as does the large drum
Minianka proverb of Mali, West Africa
Special Spring Workshops...
With Ult Mundane
Learn to play the high-energy dance music of West Africa! We'll touch on the foundations of technique for playing the djembe, and then learn a series of phrases that go with a traditional song.
African Drumming in BRATTLEBORO
Wednesday April 3
6:00-7:00 pm (Right before African dance class)
with Ult Mundane
118 Elliot Street
Sliding scale: $10-$12
Facebook: African Dance Vermont
For information, call 802-380-3053 or email email@example.com
African Drumming in GREENFIELD
SATURDAYS April 13 & May 11
(Right before African dance class)
with Ult Mundane
St. James and Andrew Episcopal Church
71 Federal Street
Full evening: $35 (food included, this option only)
Drum class + Drum & Dance: $20
Dance class + Drum & Dance: $20
At the Door
Full evening: $40 (food included, this option only)
Drum class + Drum & Dance: $25
Dance class + Drum & Dance: $25
Drum & Dance only: $5
Food, paid separately: $7
Ult Mundane has been studying traditional West African drumming for over fifteen years. He has learned from world-renowned teachers such as Famoudou Konate and Mamady Keita, and since 2010 he has studied with Namory Keita, a master drummer from Guinea who now lives in Maine.
If you have a heartbeat, you can drum! For millennia, drumming has brought people together in community to create peace, health and wellness. The uplifting rhythms of Africa relieve stress and help people connect with each other, as well as their own joy. The drummers of Cape Cod African Dance & Drum encourage participants to jam out and express their rhythms creatively. They also teach the basics of hand and stick drumming and traditional rhythms from Mali and Guinea, West Africa. Participants will learn simple rhythms on the djembe and dun dun drums, and play together as an ensemble. Drum circles and workshops emphasize community, self-expression and the joy of rhythm. Drums provided and no experience necessary.
Issa Coulibaly began studying the djembe and dun dun when he was 11 in his home city of Bamako, Mali, West Africa. As his skill and reputation grew as a multi-instumentalist, vocalist and arranger, Issa toured Africa and Europe extensively before emigrating to America. He continues to travel, facilitating retreats and performing as the lead drummer and music director for a variety of African dance and drum troupes.
For more information about Issa, visit: www.issacoulibaly.com
Fugan Dineen is a percussionist committed to the exploration of rhythm, time, and movement in multicultural settings. Fugan has a PhD in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and currently teaches at Boston College. He has recorded with an array of rock, pop, and world music artists and has performed and toured widely: North and South America, Europe, and India. Fugan teaches drumset and percussion, leads rhythm trainings and workshops, and has taught and lectured at institutions including Wesleyan, Yale University and Berklee College of Music.
African Dance & Drumming at
Greenfield Community College
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00-12:30 pm
Led by Tara Murphy and drummers
Payment Plans Available
Try this exciting, beginning course on African dance and drumming from Mali and Guinea, West Africa. In a supportive group setting, we will learn traditional West African dances and rhythms, as well as explore the history and culture of this region. Students will drum, dance, read an ethnographic text, participate in discussion and create a short performance piece with a small group. This is a wellness setting, where participants can release stress while creating community and learning about Africa.
Open Level - Beginners Welcome!
with Sue Landers
Wednesdys at 5:30-6:30 pm
Old Bass River Road, Dennis
$15 drop-in or $130 for 10 weeks
For class information contact: 617-872-0205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come feel the beat, learn the beat, and co-create the beat with other women!
Cape Cod Drum Circle
First Sunday of the month
Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Road/Rt. 28
Extra drums available
Facilitated by Sam Holmstock
Experience the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums. It evokes the universal rhythm inside of us. Bring a drum if you have one and there are plenty available as well. All levels welcome. Singers and windplayers welcome also. No experience necessary.
Sam Holmstock teaches the folkloric drumming of Africa, Haiti, Cuba and Brazil. Sam focuses on drumming techniques of the conga drum as well as the djembe, ensemble playing and the creative use of drumming vocabulary in contemporary music. For private lessons, please contact Sam at:
508-728-3943 or email@example.com.
You can never have too many drums