Welcome to Bend West African Drum and Dance Meetup Group!!!! I decided to start this group because I wanted to share my love for playing, teaching and performing West African rhythms. I also wanted to provide a space for people who are interested in playing, studying, performing the djembe, dununs and West African Dance. Whether you have never touched a drum, are an advanced student, or just enjoy the culture and rhythms of West Africa, I hope you find this group a place to get your drum on!

This is an excellent fit if you are looking for:

Social opportunities to meet new people

Enjoy West African culture, food, history, and tradition

Have never played a drum all the way to an advanced player

Enjoy listening to ethnic drumming and dancing performances

Interested in taking drumming or dancing classes

Want to keep informed of Guest dancers and teachers

Want to have fun playing drums (drum circles, jams, classes etc.) 

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Welcome to West Africa!

  • 6 days ago · 7:15 PM

    Dance Class: Shannon Abero

    1 Member

    A series of dance steps and movements from West Africa taught by Shannon Abero, including a fun warm-up to LIVE drums. All dancers levels welcome including NEW dancers!... Learn more
  • June 30 · 7:00 PM

    Level 2 Djembe and Dunun Class

    1 Member

    Pre-requisite for this class: Have studied at least 10 rhythms and learned at least 5 rhythms (all Djembe and Dunun parts).
  • June 25 · 7:00 PM

    New Class: Level 1 Djembe and Dunun Study

    2 Drummers & Dancers

    Meet new people, have fun learning West African rhythms on the djembe and dunun drums! Drums provided. Level 1 Class focuses on 20 West African Rhythms; Djembe and... Learn more
  • June 24 · 7:15 PM

    Dance Class: Shannon Abero

    1 Member

    A series of dance steps and movements from West Africa taught by Shannon Abero, including a fun warm-up to LIVE drums. All dancers levels welcome including NEW dancers!... Learn more
  • June 23 · 7:00 PM

    Level 2 Djembe and Dunun Class

    1 Member

    Pre-requisite for this class: Have studied at least 10 rhythms and learned at least 5 rhythms (all Djembe and Dunun parts).
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