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West African Djembe & Dunun Classes with Alan Tauber
Friday Evenings

We meet at The Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420.

7 - 8:30 PM

Class Payments
$169.- for a 6-week semester (if you plan to skip a few classes, you may want to pay by class: $30.- for each class payment.
Please bring your djembe or drum.


Beginners to Advanced drummers are always welcome.

Drum Rentals (if necessary)
Rentals: Tell us beforehand in registering for classes that you will need to rent a djembe for the semester ($79.- and take it home to practice) or by the class ($10.- and it stays with us.)

Payments are made before the semester starts by Check, Cash, or on your phone with Venmo @Nancy-Browne-10 (if asked Code: 1952)

If you are coming: Please register here first: Friday Night Drum Class Registration, and we will expect you and get the room all set up for your arrival.

Enjoy playing rhythms in these exciting drumming events based on African History and nuance! Meet other local Hand-Drummers interested in creating community thru drumming in the Boston area, through the rich history of Africa and its people brought to us by African Masters.

Our Drum Classes 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 also welcome singers and griots, stringed instruments, and Fulani flutes. Come help create a healing African village here in Boston! Learn the easy and best way to learn djembe.

Great fun! Good rhythms. Very accommodating leader and group for this beginner. Will be back!”Adrienne S 10/18

"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! Great energy in the room and great people too. Fred A. 6/21/19

"It was a purely joyful night. I was nervous, having never drummed before, yet you made me feel 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 10/22/19

"Thanks for another fun drum circle! Heading back to McD’s, drum strapped to my back, a woman approached me and said she enjoyed listening to us. I gave her the website for future event listings and invited her to bring a chair and listen if she wanted, plus I told her how fun drumming is and maybe try it herself! Jannine 4/10/21

"I am more than ever convinced, from my experience with you (Alan) and others at the DrumConnection over the past 20 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 worldwide transformation - where each drummer contributes to the greater benefit of all." CL 2/23/21

Video Below:
The Master of All Masters and True Keeper of the Rhythms discussed when he met Alan Tauber, DrumConnection. (I love this man as much as my Father, maybe more!) We spend about 20 years working together in workshops in Simbaya Gare, Guinea, and Boston. Often with famous player Mamady Keita for a well-rounded tour of different styles and comfort with the djembe... see the video below...

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