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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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March 19: Hands on Drums Space Activation & Super Sale

  • March 14, 2016

MARCH 19: HANDS ON DRUMS DC :  SPACE ACTIVATION & SUPER SALE Hands on Drums DC invites you to help us BLESS & ACTIVATE our NEW SPACE at 600 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 on March 19, 2016 from 11am-6pm. The NEW Hands On Drums is located at 600 Rhose Island Ave NE, just a block South of the red line at Rhode Island Ave station. Free parking available (first come first...

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Nov. 14: Hands On Drums Storefront GRAND OPENING

  • November 2, 2015

Hands on Drums Grand Opening Party! Saturday, November 14, 3pm-12am 1518 Okie St NE, WDC in Ivy City  Featuring: Drum Jams for all ages Open Mic for performers Public Art installations Performances by: The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective and THE BEAT FAIRY with Sunny and Cheick Hamala DiabateDrums, clothing, jewelry and crafts made by Ghana folk artists...

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