BELE BELE RHYTHM COLLECTIVE

Bele Bele Birchmere

The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective is an intergenerational, diverse group of 17 women from DC and surrounding areas who all share a passion for drumming. Founded in 2008 and led by Drumlady Kristen Arant, the BBRC performs tightly sewn compositions of polyrhythms on dun-uns and djembes, along with exciting breaks, contagious songs, and dancing. The BBRC performs to celebrate unity and diversity, and to spread the joy and power of West African drumming to the community at-large.