Cape Cod and the New England Area
The small drum has its voice, as does the large drum
Minianka proverb of Mali, West Africa
The uplifting rhythms of Africa relieve stress and help people connect with each other, as well as their own joy. In this workshop Issa will teach traditional rhythms from Mali and Guinea, West Africa. No experience necessary.
Issa Coulibaly began studying the djembe and dun dun when he was 11 in his home city of Bamako, Mali. As his skill and reputation as a multi-instumental player, vocalist and arranger grew, Issa toured Africa and Europe extensively before emigrating to America. He continues to travel widely to facilitate retreats and perform as the lead drummer and Musical Director for a variety of African Dance and Drum troupes.
For more information about Issa, visit: www.issacoulibaly.com.
African Dance & Drum
Cape Cod Community College
Spring Semester 2018
January 24 - May 9
WEDNESDAYS 3:30-6:30 pm
Led by Tara Murphy & Cape Cod African Dance & Drum
Please register through the College at
508-362-2131 x 4711 or x 4712
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, write a research paper 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 Monday 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. 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