What we're about

We meet outside at the Banks of The River Charles in Brighton near the MDC pool.

Come and enjoy yourself playing rhythms in an exciting drumming event actually based in African History! Meet other local new and old Hand-Drummers who are interested in creating community in Boston, through the rich history of Africa and its people. Our 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 also welcome singers and griots; stringed instruments and flutes. Come help create a healing African village here in Boston!

FEEDBACK

“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! Really 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 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 10/22/19

"Thanks for another fun drum circle! Heading back to McD’s, drum strapped to my back, a woman approached me and said how much 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 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 individual drummer contributes to the greater benefit of all." CL 2/23/20

Upcoming events (5)

Boston Drum Circle at The Charles - Friday - Please RSVP

1175 Soldiers Field Rd

$15.00

• A high-energy, FUN celebration of drumming and community. For beginners who want to try something new, their friends, experienced drummers, dancers- we welcome beginners to experts. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

• We celebrate the traditions - rhythms that have built energy for hundreds of years for celebration, dance, ritual, and just plain FUN! As well as whatever YOU can bring to it!

• The cost is $15.00 cash/check/Venmo: Nancy-Browne-10

You may contact me with any questions, tx/cl:[masked], or email [masked].

Register Here >> https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/

• There may be another Drumming Group. That is NOT us:) Think all the way down to your LEFT near MDC KIDS POOL!

• THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT TO HELP YOU re-enter THESE TIMES IN A FUN, SAFE & HEALING WAY.

• Please bring a folding full height or any folding chair and your drum. A few drums will be available for use.

Please visit www.DrumConnection.Com Homepage for how to park if even the Huge Parking Lot is full. Easy to do, but you NEED to read the directions on the first page at DrumConnection.
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RECENT ACCOLADES

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

***** Yes, it was a great night... With your natural teaching ability and making every class different, an ideal-sized group, everything came together for an enjoyable night; thanks!
Gary M.

***** It was an amazing experience... It was nice to feel free from the world and its problems... It's was so relaxing; I can't wait to drum again ..thanks!
Justin

***** It 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

***** This Drum Circle is a great stress reliever after a long week of work, and I wish it were every week!!
Carla

We can't wait to meet you! See you soon...

Alan & DrumConnection
Please put this in your phone in case lost or stolen: My Phone[masked] cl/tx.

TO VIEW VIDEOS, 'Questionable' WISDOM & ADVICE, COMMENTARY click the LINK below. (in the link, scroll down for “contents”) https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/about

Video of Boston Drum Circle: https://youtu.be/GvHu403HB9c

Boston Drum Circle at The Charles - Friday - Please RSVP

1175 Soldiers Field Rd

$15.00

• A high-energy, FUN celebration of drumming and community. For beginners who want to try something new, their friends, experienced drummers, dancers- we welcome beginners to experts. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

• We celebrate the traditions - rhythms that have built energy for hundreds of years for celebration, dance, ritual, and just plain FUN! As well as whatever YOU can bring to it!

• The cost is $15.00 cash/check/Venmo: Nancy-Browne-10

You may contact me with any questions, tx/cl:[masked], or email [masked].

Register Here >> https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/

• There may be another Drumming Group. That is NOT us:) Think all the way down to your LEFT near MDC KIDS POOL!

• THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT TO HELP YOU re-enter THESE TIMES IN A FUN, SAFE & HEALING WAY.

• Please bring a folding full height or any folding chair and your drum. A few drums will be available for use.

Please visit www.DrumConnection.Com Homepage for how to park if even the Huge Parking Lot is full. Easy to do, but you NEED to read the directions on the first page at DrumConnection.
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RECENT ACCOLADES

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

***** Yes, it was a great night... With your natural teaching ability and making every class different, an ideal-sized group, everything came together for an enjoyable night; thanks!
Gary M.

***** It was an amazing experience... It was nice to feel free from the world and its problems... It's was so relaxing; I can't wait to drum again ..thanks!
Justin

***** It 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

***** This Drum Circle is a great stress reliever after a long week of work, and I wish it were every week!!
Carla

We can't wait to meet you! See you soon...

Alan & DrumConnection
Please put this in your phone in case lost or stolen: My Phone[masked] cl/tx.

TO VIEW VIDEOS, 'Questionable' WISDOM & ADVICE, COMMENTARY click the LINK below. (in the link, scroll down for “contents”) https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/about

Video of Boston Drum Circle: https://youtu.be/GvHu403HB9c

Boston Drum Circle at The Charles - Friday - Please RSVP

1175 Soldiers Field Rd

$15.00

• A high-energy, FUN celebration of drumming and community. For beginners who want to try something new, their friends, experienced drummers, dancers- we welcome beginners to experts. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

• We celebrate the traditions - rhythms that have built energy for hundreds of years for celebration, dance, ritual, and just plain FUN! As well as whatever YOU can bring to it!

• The cost is $15.00 cash/check/Venmo: Nancy-Browne-10

You may contact me with any questions, tx/cl:[masked], or email [masked].

Register Here >> https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/

• There may be another Drumming Group. That is NOT us:) Think all the way down to your LEFT near MDC KIDS POOL!

• THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT TO HELP YOU re-enter THESE TIMES IN A FUN, SAFE & HEALING WAY.

• Please bring a folding full height or any folding chair and your drum. A few drums will be available for use.

Please visit www.DrumConnection.Com Homepage for how to park if even the Huge Parking Lot is full. Easy to do, but you NEED to read the directions on the first page at DrumConnection.
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RECENT ACCOLADES

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

***** Yes, it was a great night... With your natural teaching ability and making every class different, an ideal-sized group, everything came together for an enjoyable night; thanks!
Gary M.

***** It was an amazing experience... It was nice to feel free from the world and its problems... It's was so relaxing; I can't wait to drum again ..thanks!
Justin

***** It 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

***** This Drum Circle is a great stress reliever after a long week of work, and I wish it were every week!!
Carla

We can't wait to meet you! See you soon...

Alan & DrumConnection
Please put this in your phone in case lost or stolen: My Phone[masked] cl/tx.

TO VIEW VIDEOS, 'Questionable' WISDOM & ADVICE, COMMENTARY click the LINK below. (in the link, scroll down for “contents”) https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/about

Video of Boston Drum Circle: https://youtu.be/GvHu403HB9c

Boston Drum Circle at The Charles - Friday - Please RSVP

1175 Soldiers Field Rd

$15.00

• A high-energy, FUN celebration of drumming and community. For beginners who want to try something new, their friends, experienced drummers, dancers- we welcome beginners to experts. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

• We celebrate the traditions - rhythms that have built energy for hundreds of years for celebration, dance, ritual, and just plain FUN! As well as whatever YOU can bring to it!

• The cost is $15.00 cash/check/Venmo: Nancy-Browne-10

You may contact me with any questions, tx/cl:[masked], or email [masked].

Register Here >> https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/

• There may be another Drumming Group. That is NOT us:) Think all the way down to your LEFT near MDC KIDS POOL!

• THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT TO HELP YOU re-enter THESE TIMES IN A FUN, SAFE & HEALING WAY.

• Please bring a folding full height or any folding chair and your drum. A few drums will be available for use.

Please visit www.DrumConnection.Com Homepage for how to park if even the Huge Parking Lot is full. Easy to do, but you NEED to read the directions on the first page at DrumConnection.
---
RECENT ACCOLADES

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

***** Yes, it was a great night... With your natural teaching ability and making every class different, an ideal-sized group, everything came together for an enjoyable night; thanks!
Gary M.

***** It was an amazing experience... It was nice to feel free from the world and its problems... It's was so relaxing; I can't wait to drum again ..thanks!
Justin

***** It 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

***** This Drum Circle is a great stress reliever after a long week of work, and I wish it were every week!!
Carla

We can't wait to meet you! See you soon...

Alan & DrumConnection
Please put this in your phone in case lost or stolen: My Phone[masked] cl/tx.

TO VIEW VIDEOS, 'Questionable' WISDOM & ADVICE, COMMENTARY click the LINK below. (in the link, scroll down for “contents”) https://www.meetup.com/drumconnection/about

Video of Boston Drum Circle: https://youtu.be/GvHu403HB9c

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