February 08, 2012
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Join us for this great workshop and take your djembe playing to the next level!
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7pm - 9pm
Alan Tauber shares his secrets for playing djembe to get the best sound from your drum and avoid needless body strain and injury. Play better, longer, and with a precision and grace you've never experienced before!
Alan calls on his many years of study with some of the greatest master djembe players in the world to bring you his tried and true techniques for efficient and effective playing.
No matter how long you've been playing and what level you're at, this workshop will significantly improve your djembe technique and help you play your best! Don't miss this opportunity to raise your djembe playing to new heights!
We hope to see you there!
Registration is required. Limited to 12. Bring a recorder and maybe pen and paper. And, yes... your drum! Check it out HERE.
February 05, 2012
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On Friday, at The Boston Drum Circle (DrumConnection's 20 year running drumming circle), we had about 70 drummers descend at our shop in Arlington, MA!
It was like the old days... drummers, dancers, lighting, effects and really cool and HOT drumming. Here is a shot of the circle before the 20 other gals showed up! Next on is Friday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Bring a drum, use one of ours. Just don't miss it!
Learn all the sounds of this ancient instrument from the forest area of Guinea!
7PM - 9PM at DrumConnection, Arlington, MA
For ALL drummers and beginners too. All welcome! It’s FUN! No experience necessary and experts welcome, as well.
A few times a year we break out the Krins and show people the wooden log instrument that contains the tone, slap and timing strokes that we now play on the djembe. Many of the traditional rhythms that we play on the djembe originated on the Krin! The Krin is played with 2 thin sticks in a seated position, usually on the ground. We will experiment with the Krin on stands, the ground and our laps!
Starting a basic rhythm, we will learn how to play what we normally learn on the djembe on the Krin! This inclused accompaniment patterns as well as arrangements and, most importantly, SOLO EXPRESSIONS for which the Krin is noted for. Alan will focus a good amount of time on rolls in tones and slaps on the Krin for SOLO! This will help your understanding of ROLLS in general and it will all apply to the djembe. We could call this a ROLLS CLASS!
Please bring a recorder and maybe a pen and paper. And your Krin or use one of ours!
$30.- (cash, check or credit card)
We will have a Krin waiting for you! It is included in the cost of the workshop! Krins will be on sale too so if you fall in love... you can own one:)
To get more info or to register, please call 781-316-8068 or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you will attend. Limited to 10. We will send you a registration and confirmation email. You may register online.
Head on over to DrumConnection this Friday night at 7PM for a great drum circle in the tradition of community and spirit. Details: Friday, Jan 20th 7pm - 9pm, bring a drum or use one of ours! $10.- at the door. For further info on this, check out DRUMCIRCLE See you there!
Don't forget to register for class. Classes at all levels of play start this week. Please check out all of our classes and if you have any questions which is the best class for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.
"DrumConnection has all the instruments, products and expertise I ever need. Alan helps me tune my drum; drumming helps me tune my soul. Fanga Alafayia, ash, ash :) " - Brad
"DrumConnection has a great new store on Mass Ave in Arlington MA where you can find quaility instruments at reasonable prices, friendly staff and good hours. When it comes to africian drums this is one of the best sources in the country. If you looking for a fun instrument to get someone ( young or mature) interested in music they have something for that catagory too! Check it out !" - Pam
"Alan Tauber is my go-to guy for any and all drumming questions as I work in the performing arts. I have taken his beginning-level class and loved it! I highly recommend the experience of hand drumming for community, skill building and joy. Alan is a true resource for New England - right here in Arlington/Cambridge!" - Christine
"DrumConnection is THE place for all types of drums, drumming and more. Amazing custom drums directly from Africa, textiles, jewelry, etc. The best West African drumming classes, workshops, and a welcoming community." - Lynne
"I have been studying/playing African drums for many years, so to find a gem like DrumConnection in Arlington was really great. Alan is extremely knowledgeable about all aspect of West African drumming, music and dancing (through his lovely wife, Fanta). He is also well connected within the global, yet still small, African drumming community so his workshops are always excellent. Alan's selection of drums is equally outstanding and he is willing to procure whatever specialty items you desire. I would highly recommend going down to the shop and seeing what Alan and DrumConnection can offer you." - Ray
"Alan and his crew are the best in Boston for African drums and classes. I've studdied with him for about 7 years and I come every week. It's something I look forward to. Get drumming into your life and you won't regret it. Get it here and you'll be hooked!" - Luke