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Happy Miami drumming for 2014

Hello everyone,
It has been a while from last post. Miami Drums had entered a hiatus mode for the last couple months which we’re trying to recover from. Hopefully you never stopped drumming.
There is an update on Delou’s on going classes schedule for 2014. They are hosting Wednesday classes until January 15th at the Little Haiti cultural center:

Beginners Community African  Dance, Drum & Music Class Offers:  Technique, Coordination Balance and Cultural & Self Expression

Drum, Music, Percussion:
Time: 6:30-7:30pm (All Levels) $15

African Dance:
Time: 7:30-8:45pm ($10)



Aboubacar Sylla class, this Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center
25 May 2011, 3:23 PM
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Master Drummer & Musician Aboubacar Sylla‘s class, Formerly with Les Ballet Africains, this Friday May 27, 2011 at The Little Haiti Cultural Center. 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137 – 7:30pm-9:00pm – $15.00
Limited Djembes and Djuns available for rental (Please call 305-978-3866 to reserve) Learn Rhythm Technique & Execution. All Levels are Welcome.

Aboubacar Sylla grew up in a Griot (oral historian) musical family and all their family members are musicians and singers. Abou has been playing from a very young age. He is a master drummer of many styles including Djembe, Djun-Djun, Krin (slit log drum), Bote, and many others as well as mastering the Balafon (West African xylophone) that includes a vast knowledge of the cultural, sociological and physical history of West Africa. He is a very accomplished musician and performer, just having finished a 5 year tour with Les Ballets Africains the premier West African ballet from Guinea. Abou resides in Austin Texas where he perfects his art form by teaching, performing and giving back to his community.

more info at Delou’s new website



The Inagural African Diaspora festival miami this weekend.
5 August 2010, 9:14 AM
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Delou presents this weekend for the first time:
The Inagural African Diaspora festival at Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59 Terr, Miami 305-960-2969. There will be a marketplace and a children’s village.

There are fees for each class/workshop/performance – call 305-978-3866 for fee info and other questions.
Each drum class cost $15 at the door but you can buy all classes as a package.
Friday August 6, 2010
12:00pm-2:00 pm Holistic Health Symposium Dr. Paul DP Hamilton
1:00pm-2:00pm Yoga-Anita Macbeth
2:15pm-3:45pm Caribbean/Haitian Dance Workshop- Matisou Lajba
4:00pm-5:30pm Djembe Drum Workshops Mamadouba Camara/Guinea
6:00pm-7:30pm Djembe Dance Workshop – Youssouf Koumbassa/Guinea

Saturday August 7, 2010 – FREE Childrens Workshops
10:00am-11:00am Free Childrens Drum Workshop (Ages 7-12)-Aboubacar Sylla/Guinea
11:00am-12:00pm Free Childrens Dance Workshop (Ages 7-12)-Jean-Claude/Ivory Coast
12:00pm-3:00pm Childrens Village- Story-teller, face paint, and more.

Saturday August 7, 2010 (Vendor Marketplace Open 9:00am 7:00pm)
10:00am-11:30am Djun-Djun Drum Workshop – Mory Fofana /Guinea
10:00am-11:30am Kutiro Dance Workshop-Malang Bayo/Senegal
11:00am-12:00pm Bala Class – Ibrahima Dioubate
11:45am-1:15pm Song Workshop- Aboubacar Sylla/Guinea
11:45am-1:15pm Kutiro Drum Workshop – Moustapha Diedhiou/Senegal
1:30pm-3:00pm Djembe Dance Workshop Jean-Claude/Ivory Coast
1:30pm-3:00pm Djembe Drum Workshop- Aboubacar Soumah/Guinea
3:15pm-4:45pm Djembe Dance Workshop – Youssouf Koumbassa/Guinea
7:15pm-8:30pm Concert Extravaganza.
8:30pm-11:00pm Cultural Gathering (Reception)

Sunday August 8, 2010(Vendor Marketplace Open 10:00am 8:00pm)
11:00am-12:00pm Yoga-Anita Macbeth
11:00am-12:00pm BalaWorkshop- Ibrahima Dioubate/Guinea
11:00am-12:30pm Shekere Workshop -Sheila Alexander
11:00am-12:30pm Djembe Drum Workshop- Aboubacar Sylla
12:45pm-2:15pm Djembe Dance Workshop Jean-Claude/Ivory Coast
2:30pm-4:00pm Djun-Djun Drum Workshop – Almamy Seny Daffe/Guinea
4:15pm-5:45pm Kutiro Dance Workshop-Malang Bayo/Senegal
6:00pm-6:30pm Lecture Gathering All Artists
7:00pm-9:00pm Dance Intense Collective All Dance Instructors (Intermediate & up)

**Supporting Artists: Eric “Blibi” Gore – Ivory Coast, Lansana Camara – Guinea, Mory Fofana – Guinea, Mohamed DaCosta – Guinea, Moussa Soumah – Guinea, Moussa “Baba” Traore- Mali and more**!!!!

this can be a great opportunity to learn from the masters. I highly recommend one of the drum classes!
Take care and enjoy it!



May drum weekend
13 May 2010, 9:35 AM
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Not only the weather get hot on South Florida! 😉
This weekend be sure to check out the Virginia Key drum circle. Next Sunday at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive. Pass the toll of Key Biscayne, the entrance is across the avenue of the Aquarium. Show your drum at the gate for complementary access. Starts between 2:00 and 3:00PM and ends after 6:00PM

Drum church this Sunday morning from 10 to 12 at AD Barnes Park in Miami, 3401 SW 72 Avenue – northeast corner of Bird Rd and 72 Ave. All places have limited seating, so you may want to bring your own.

Delou continues its Sunday classes at the Little Haiti Cultural Center – 212 – 260 NE 59 terrace Miami fl 33137  – Drum class starts at 2Pm. $10

Elich Gecko Garcia is also teaching this weekend Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 12:30pm at:  Universal Arts Gallery
Street: 51 NW 71 ST (West of 71 ST)

Have fun and remember to take water with you to any of this events, it’s getting hotter and hotter!



Class and circle this weekend

Elich [Gecko] and Antionio’s class was a big hit. We’re repeating last week schedule and a new class:

Elich and Antonio’s class schedule at Silva’s Studio.
[5533 Lagorce Dr Miami beach, FL]  Saturday from 11 to 1, Beginners class – They will cover a variety of African rhythm as well as some latin music. Class cost $10.

Then on Sunday, at the same place from 1Pm to 3Pm – New Advanced West African class<br>

Also, Sunday morning drum church:
Sunday Drum Service 10AM at AD Barnes Park in Miami – 3401 SW 72 Avenue – northeast corner of Bird Rd and 72 Ave<br>

Broward drum circle, check broward page for more info

Hollywood Drum Circle/Picnic Sunday April 11, 2010 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Holland Park – Main Level of Waterfront Tower 801 Johnson Street – Hollywood, FL 33019 Phone: 954-889-8615

Delou continues with ther ongoing class as the LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL CENTER [212 – 260 NE 59 TERRACE MIAMI FL 33137]
Balafon class (please give 24 hour notice if attending) instructed by Ibrahima Dioubate/Guinea -1:00pm-2:00pm – class cost $25.00
Djembe/djun-djun/percussion instruted by special guest Mohamed Camara/Guinea – 2:00pm-3:00pm – class cost $10.00
Dance class instructed by delou africa – 3:00pm-4:30pm -(minimum fee $5.00)



New class Elich Garcia + Antonio and Delou this weekend
1 April 2010, 9:25 AM
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Elich Garcia and Antonio just arrived from Spain and they have set up a class schedule at Silva’s Studio.
[5533 Lagorce Dr Miami beach, FL] Starting this Saturday from 11 to 1, they will cover a variety of African rhythm as well as some latin music.
I’m going to go this weekend to check it out. Class cost $10.

Delou continues with ther ongoing class as the LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL CENTER [212 – 260 NE 59 TERRACE MIAMI FL 33137]
Balafon class (please give 24 hour notice if attending) instructed by Ibrahima Dioubate/Guinea -1:00pm-2:00pm – class cost $25.00
Djembe/djun-djun/percussion instruted by special guest Mohamed Camara/Guinea – 2:00pm-3:00pm – class cost $10.00
Dance class instructed by delou africa – 3:00pm-4:30pm -(minimum fee $5.00)

See you there!



September 2009 drum activities
17 September 2009, 9:37 AM
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This Sunday 20th:
Drum Circle at Virginia Key Beach. Wonderful setting for a drum circle, you can even go to the beach if you want…
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive – 305-960-4600 / 305-632-7514 / 305-960-4618


Fore Sacre West African Drum & Dance Workshop Series – Tuesday September 29, 2009 – 1:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Haile Selassie I Learning and Community Center – 6301 NW 6th Ave., Unit #4 – Miami, FL 33150

954-670-4212 / 786-366-3349 Vending-(305) 759-5911

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Drum – Fode ‘Lavia’ Camara
3:15pm – 4:45pm – Dance – Marietou Camara
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Dance – Mamady Sano
6:45pm – 8:15pm – Dance – Mamady Sano

WORKSHOP FEES
Adults/Children 12 +: $15 per class (children under 12 FREE)
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Any 5 classes + concert ticket: $65.00

It’s a shame this is on a Tuesday!


West African Drum Class Saturday September 19, 2009 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [ And every other Saturday]
5533 La Gorce Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140 – 850-212-1976 305-975-5895 –  Cost – $15  -Instructor Eric “Bli Bi” Gore

A master drummer for sure…


Delou Resumes its community classes:
Florida International University (fiu) biscayne campus – 3000 ne 151 st miami fl rm. 220 academic 2 bldg.
Balafon class – instructed by Ibrahima Dioubate – time:1:30p-2:30p – $25.00
Djembe/djun-djun class instructed by Mory Fofana – time: 2:30p-3:30p – $10.00
Dance class instructed by delou – time: 3:45-5:15p – donation in kind


Like always, Broward Saturday drum circle… So plenty to choose from…
Have a great weekend…



Bagua drum circle – Drum instruction
23 July 2009, 9:38 AM
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Tomorrow is Bagua’s drum circle. This a recent drum circle that has been growing steadily through out the months. Nice garden behind the store. If weather is bad, drum circle transforms into a more intimate indoor music jam.
4736 NE 2nd Ave – Miami, FL – 305-757-9857 . Starts around 8 PM. Open percussion drum circle in the backyard garden. Parking on the street.


Also this Saturday Matthew Hill continues his workshop on west african drumming.
5533 La Gorce Dr. Miami Beach, FL at 11 Am – All levels welcome. Class cost $15.


Saturday has the now famous Broward drum circle at Fern Forest Nature Park


Sunday at FIU Delou is hosting their usual balaphon, drum and dance classes:
FIU – Biscayne Campus – Academic 2 Bldg. Rm. 220 – 3000 NE 151 St.
Miami, FL. Drum class Cost – $10

Hope to see you at any of this events!
Keep the drums loud!



New Saturday Djembe class – Happy 4th of July
2 July 2009, 11:04 AM
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Matthew HillYou might remember Matthew Hill’s video from last year. He just came back from almost a year in Africa and he’s about to start teaching every Saturday for the next six weeks at: 5533 La Gorce Dr. Miami Beach, FL at 11 Am – All levels welcome. Class cost $15.

I’ve taken classes with him at FIU and I can say he’s a great teacher. No only teaches but empowers you to learn and play better.


Broward drum circle this Saturday too..Check out its page on the left menu.


Happy 4th of July to everyone!



Friday 27th at Bagua – Broward drum circle – African Heritage Center
26 March 2009, 9:42 AM
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Bagua Drum circle

Bagua Drum circle

Friday night at Bagua in Miami – Drum Circle in their garden from 9 PM to 11:30
4736 NE 2nd Ave – Miami, FL – 305-757-9857
Welcoming staff – Beautiful garden – Bring your drum or other instrument


Broward Drum Circle Saturday March 21, 2009 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fern Forest Nature Center – Coconut Creek, FL
more info here…


West African Dance & Drum Class – Saturday March 28, 2009 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Location: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Street: 6161 NW 22 Ave Miami, FL 33142 Phone: 305-721-8934.  Sasa | Afrikan Drum & Melody – Saibou Ba, Instructor






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