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SPRING Sunday Classes at Hands on Drums

  • April 10, 2017

 Sunday Classes: 4-5:30pm (ONGOING) $20-$30 sliding scale drop-in/on-site $5 per class for drum rentalService-trade options available (contact Kristen – kristen@drumlady.com)Checks to "Drumming Empowerment," cash, or credit on site Paypal to: kristen@drumlady.com Contact Kristen (or pay via paypal) to reserve your spot.All Levels Welcome. Drumlady teaches Djembe and dun-un...

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March 22: Bele Bele Rhythm Collective @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

  • April 10, 2017

 The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective is proud to be part of the Grand Opening of The Chrysalis Amphitheatre @ Merriweather Post Park in Symphony Woods on Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day). Come promptly at 2 to join in a community drum circle - BYO drum or rent one from the Hands on Drums booth.The talent packed lineup will span fusion jazz, community drum circles ( bring your drum 2:30pm-3:00pm...

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March 4: Afia Walking Tree – Drum Medicine in DC

  • January 31, 2017

Afia Walking Tree – Drum Medicine in DC SAVE THE DATE: AFIA WALKING TREE is coming to DC on March 4! www.afiawalkingtree.com Workshops in basic percussion techniques will be followed by DJEMBE FEVER and DRUM AS MEDICINE – Experience an intense moment of connection with the drum as a tool for healing. Workshop descriptions and Schedule Forthcoming!REGISTRATION will begin soon – STAY TUNED SAVE...

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Dec. 17: Hands on Drums BAZAAR – Craft Market & Music Festival

  • December 4, 2016

HANDS on DRUMS HOLIDAY BAZAAR +  AKOMA Drummers Reunion Performance! Saturday, Dec. 17 12pm-8pm at 602 Rhode Island Ave NE  Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605746679727420/Join us for a full day of holiday shopping with local craft vendors, plus sales on our own Ghana drums, clothing, instruments and craftworks. The day will feature a raffle, a children's drum...

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Oct. 30: Fall Sunday Drum Classes Begin @ Hands on Drums!

  • October 23, 2016

Sunday Drum Classes @ Hands On Drums Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, 13 & 20 - Dec. 4, 11All Levels Welcome. Drums Available for rent - $5.Drumlady teaches Djembe and dun-un drumming (West African style), along with rhythm, song, bell/shaker techniques, improv techniques and musicality to men, women and teens (ages 13 & up).6 Sunday Classes: Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11 4-5:30pm $20...

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Aug. 13: Bele Bele Rhythm Collective performs at AFRAM Festival

  • August 5, 2016

This will be our second year performing at the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival in Seaford, DE. We perform on the main stage at 3pm. Hands on Drums will also be vending all day at AFRAM. Click here for more information. 

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Sept. 10: Bele Bele Rhythm Collective Performs at 202 Festival in DC

  • August 5, 2016

Join the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective on the Southwest Waterfront for DC's "202 Festival," sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. We'll be playing at Canal Park, at 2nd and M Streets, on the SE Stage, at 12:30pm. See you there! 

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Sept. 11: 6 weeks of Sunday Drum Classes Begin in Takoma Park

  • August 5, 2016

6 Sunday Classes: Sept. 11, 18, 23, 22; Oct. 2, 9, 16 4-5:30pm $25 drop-in/on-site or register in advance for all 6 classes: $140Service-trade options available (contact Kristen – kristen@drumlady.com)Checks to "Drumming Empowerment," cash, or credit on site Paypal to: kristen@drumlady.com Contact Kristen (or pay via paypal) to reserve your spot.All Levels Welcome. Drums Available...

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April 16: Bele Bele Rhythm Collective Plays DC Porch Fest, 3pm

  • March 30, 2016

Porch Fest 2016Date/Time Date(s) - 04/16/2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmLocation Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street - various addressesLocal porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!Bale Bele will play the stage at Rhode Island...

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Sunday Drum Classes @ Hands On Drums: March 20 – April 24

  • March 30, 2016

 SUNDAY WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES at HANDS ON DRUMS STUDIO!  w/ “drumlady” Kristen Arant 600 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 TIME: 4-5:30p.m.6 Classes: March 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 All Levels Welcome. Drums Available for use. Drumlady teaches Djembe and dun-un drumming (West African style), along with rhythm, song, and bell/shaker techniques, to men, women...

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