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Boston Drum Circle Friday at DrumConnection! BOSTON DRUM CIRCLE & FRAMINGHAM DRUM CIRCLE • You may prepay or pay at the door. • A high-energy, FUN, celebration of drumming and community. For beginners who want to try something new, their friends, experienced drummers, dancers beginners to experts. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! • We celebrate the traditions - rhythms that have built energy for hundreds of years for celebration, dance, ritual - just plain FUN! As well as whatever you bring to it! The cost is $10.00 and many people like to pay before coming. If so, you may use PayPal here: We'll have drums to share, and support for newcomers, and energy for everyone. Recent accolades! “Great fun! Good rhythms. Very accommodating leader and group for this beginner. Will be back!” Adrienne S 10/14 It was an amazing experience .. It was nice to feel free from the world and it's problems .. It's was so relaxing, can't wait to drum again ..thanks! Justin 6/14 Was an awesome experience, I love hand drumming but really the main reason I came was to relieve stress due to family health situations and the circle definitely met my needs. Alan did a great job leading the circle with the drumming and the short history lessons about drumming and Africa. I will be coming back. Paul 10/13 This Drum Circle is a great stress reliever after a long week of work and I wish it were every Friday night!! Boston Drum Cirlce attracts a wonderful , eclectic group of people that share the common bond of hand drumming. It is always wonderful to have the multi talented Fanta leading the Circle. Her singing, dancing, and drumming are all 5 star. Thank you for a great night of Drumming! Carla 8/13 We can't wait to meet you! See you soon.... Alan and Fanta

DrumConnection Center for World Music

177 Massachusetts Ave · Arlington, MA

What we're about

Meet other local Hand-Drummers who are interested creating community through the rich history of Africa and its people. Drum Circles are a great way to stay connected to our inner rhythms. Please join us with any drum you have or with your dancing feet! We would also welcome singers and griots! Stringed instruments and flutes. Come ALL to help create a healing African village here in Boston! With respect...


“Great fun! Good rhythms. Very accommodating leader and group for this beginner. Will be back!”Adrienne S 10/14

"I had a great time, but I got home and tried some of the beats so I could hear how they sounded on my "toy" djembe (couldn't hear in the room), and I ... Thanks for a great time! Really great energy in the room, and great people too. Fred A. 6/21/13

"It was a purely joyful night. I was nervous having never drummed before and yet you made me feel so comfortable. The stories were an awesome bonus. Thank you so much best night I've spent in a long time. Can't wait till the next gathering." BB 10/22/16

"I am more than ever convinced, from my experience with you (Alan) and others at the DrumConnection over the past 17 years, that the work we do with these West African hand drumming rhythms and the sense of community and fellowship generated as we share through the music, brief though it may be, is an integral part of this current world wide transformation - where each individual drummer contributes to the greater benefit of all." CL 2/23/13

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