Cape Cod and the New England Area
The small drum has its voice, as does the large drum
Minianka proverb of Mali, West Africa
Community Drum Circles & Drum Workshops
OUTSIDE in the summer!
with the drummers of CCADD
Most are FREE and open to the public
If you have a heartbeat, you can drum! The uplifting rhythms of Africa relieve stress and help people connect with each other, as well as their own joy. The drummers of CCADD teach the basics of hand 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. The drum circle emphasizes community and the joy of rhythm. Drums provided and no experience necessary.
The drum circle on Thurs 7/12 has been cancelled, due to low enrolllment. Our apologies!
Fri July 13 – 3:00-4:00 pm
Community Drum Circle
Yarmouth Public Library
391 Rt. 28, West Yarmouth
Thurs July 19
FREE Drum Workshops
with Issa Coulibaly of Mali, West Africa
- 2:30-3:30 pm - kids (ages 7-11)
- 4:00-5:00 pm - teens (ages 11-18)
- 5:30-6:30 pm - adults (ages 18+)
Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main Street, Middleborough
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.
Fri July 20 – 3:30-4:30 pm
Community Drum Circle
Cotuit Public Library
871 Main Street, Cotuit
African Dance & Drum
Cape Cod Community College
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