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INTERNATIONAL Drum Circles

GOAL: 
To find and list all West African, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian and other   ethno-specific drum circles on Planet Earth for our subscribers, teachers, friends, dancers, etc., to be able to "plug-into our drum  community," while traveling the globe. Jah Bless.

 

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BELGIUM:


Bruge

Weekly - Tuesday - 7 pm
Drum Circle Name: Nyamakale
Address:   sint-Kruisstraat
West African     
URL Map Location: http://www.members.tripod.com/nyamakale
Local drum circle focalizer:
Email: 
Nyamakale@hotmail.com
Drum Circle Description:
Nyamakale
is a group of young enthusiastic people who just like to play West-African music. We still take courses on Monday. Tuesdays, we play for fun and to rehearse for gigs ...

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BRAZIL

Sao Paulo

 All Saturdays - 3:30pm till 7:00pm
Paulo Campos Percussion school
Rua Paez Leme 393 CEP(zip): 05424-150
   Phone: 55 11 212-9338
Style: Just African - Not Afro-Brazilian - Kakelambe style

Saturdays, 1800 (6 pm)

Name: Luis Kinugawa
Address: Pinheiros
HomePhone: 005511 38136049
E-mail addy:
CommUnityContactPerson: Luis Kinugawa
Dance
E-mail: djembedon@hotmail.com
DanceTeachersName: Fanta Konate
DanceTeachersE-Mail: djembedon@hotmail.com
FrequencyOfDanceClass: 2 times per week
Instituto Famoudou Konate, Sao Paulo , Brazil

Brazil, Sao Paulo, west region - Institute Famoudou Konate - contact www.djembedon.com

Comments:

Fanta Konate is Famoudou´s Daughter and learned traditional Guinean dances in her village and in many Ballets of Conakry.
Luis Kinugawa lived in Guinea for 2 years researching traditional Malinke rhythms. He went to Senegal also to research Sabar and Rhims Bayfall.
Fanta and Luis perform with their Troupe Djembedon, offer workshops, drum circle (Foli dia), seminaries.
VISIT WWW.DJEMBEDON.COM
 

 

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NETHERLANDS:

DUTCH DRUM COMMUNITY
Yankadi Drum Circle

DENMARK:



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Saturday - 8 PM
Drumcircle Lolland
Nakskov and Maribo Musikskoler
West African and Afro-Cuban
Facilitated by:               Tubas
Local drum circle focalizer: Tubas
tubas@image.dk
Telephone: +45 5469 1340
mostly free
Drum Circle Description: Open for everyone

Leiden

Bar en Boos Drumcircle
Sunday 3 pm
Vrijplaats Koppenhinksteeg 4
Bar en Boos
Telephone:   0031(0)615271634
Contact: Margreet  willow_wilg@yahoo.com
West African,Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Brazilian, Tribal, Rhythmaculture, Middle-Eastern, & Chinese drumcircle
Facilitated by:  Datangu, the Drumcircus
URL Map Location:            http://www.geocities.com/willow_wilg/BBcircle.html
Local drum circle focalizer: margreet
Cost:                         FREE!
Directions:

in the centre of town, near the Kaasmarkt, we have a true freehaven, with all kinds of initiatives, like a non-profit organic restaurant, an 'everything for FREE shop', help for 'illegal aliens', a chinese martial arts centre, theatre groups, artists, a cultural centre and more. our drumcircle is part of this freehaven.

Drum Circle Description:

our drumcircle is indoors. it actually starts at 4 pm, however, prior to the circle, at 3, we have free exchange workshops, taught by a different person in a different style everytime.

if your instrument needs amplification (as in udu, didgiridoo, balafon etc.) please bring your own mic, or contact me to arrange something

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MEXICO:

Guadalajara, Mexico drum circle.

Sunday at 5:30 pm. (weekly)
Location: Bosque Colomos I, Guadalajara, Mexico.
URL: www.geocities.com/jembemex/
e-mail: oscarfp@infosel.net.mx
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SOUTH AFRICA:

DURBAN:

Sundays lunchtime 
Croc a Rock Restaurant, Phezulu, Old Main Road, Botha's Hill (Keith)

Tuesdays 8pm Bat Centre, Esplanade (Richard Ellis)   

Wednesdays 10pm "Club Burn", Winston Hotel, Clark Road (Lee from "THC")

Thursdays 8pm Cool Runnings Milne Street (Nbongene)

Dragon Mountain Drum Circle (various venues) - Brett - Tel: +27 (0)83 745 3078 

Contact Gail Hickman  for more info ; ICQ# 38686524@pager.mirabilis.com

 

Sundays 17:30 or 5:30 pm - Weekly

Drum Circle Name: DRUMSHACK
Address: 92 MODEL MAN LANE, STABLES MARKET
Location: JACKO JACKSON ROAD
City: DURBAN
State: KZN
Zip: 4001
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Contributor_Email:
West African: Yes
Afro-Brazilian: Yes
Tribal: Yes
Facilitated by: jonathan pimenta
Day of Week Circle Meets: Sunday
Time: 17:30
Weekly:
WEB
Local drum circle focalizer: jonathan
Email:
Telephone: +27937044879
Cost: R20
Directions:

umgeni rd until intersection with goble rd, turn right at traffic lights, look for huge green sign on the right: STABLES LIFESTYLE MARKET.

Drum Circle Description:

fusion of zulu african rhythms with south american and tribal grooves - also explore off beat and funky grooves!
all levels welcome, cover charge includes beginners lesson and drum hire.

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland:
Sundays
7 pm

Touch 'n' Go Drumming
Winterthurerstr. 124
Zurich 8006 Switzerland
Contributor_Email:           trommeln@touch-n-go.ch
           
URL Map Location:            http://trommeln.touch-n-go.ch
Local drum circle focalizer: Edi Frei
Cost: sfr. 5.-

Directions:

Drumming location is:
Dynamo cultural centre
Wasserwerkstr. 21
8006 Zurich
Switzerland

5 Min. walk from train main station Zurich

Drum Circle Description:

Djembe drumming group playing rhythms from Senegal
meeting every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
We have workshops in Zurich every 2 months approx. with Taffa Cissé from Senegal, professional musician living in Paris. In our group we practice the rhythms we learn during the workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY

Istanbul

 

WEEKLY, Monday, 7 pm
ISTANBUL DRUM CIRCLE
Ethem Efendi Caddesi 2.Orta Sok. No.54/6
Erenkoy
Istanbul,  81080
Contributor_Email:           aydin_karabulut@hotmail.com
Afro-Cuban:                   Yes
          

 


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CANADA:

TORONTO:

TORONTO's Drum Community

Weekly drum circle at Sunnyside Beach, Toronto Canada. If you drum or just like to listen while lounging by the lake, then you should definately check this out. http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Square/2288/

MONTREAL

The Tamtams in Montreal (02/05) are drums of peace which resonate in unison every Sunday, at the foot of Mount Royal. It's an invitation to reverie, music and dance. It's magic!

 

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