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drum activities this weekend – South Florida – July 26-27
25 July 2008, 10:13 AM
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sedu ba playing djembeSedu ba [Hope I spell it correctly] is hosting a drum circle at Naomi’s Garden – starts at 7 Pm.
650 NW 71st St. Miami, FL 33150. 786-486-0671
They’re also doing a community event at the african heritage center at Liberty town. If you know Kuku, djole you’re welcome to join the drum activities. There’s also a dance class Saturday 26 at 3 Pm
6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL 33142 (305) 638-6771

Sunday afternoon, at 2 on FIU Campus Ben Isaac is teaching at Delou african class instead of Matthew hill. Matthew is going to Africa for a 9 month journey, you can check out the interview with him at this page I wish him all the best in this and all his journeys.

After that there’s a community drum circle at Oak Park. Starts at 4 PM

When the full is moon over South Florida…

Red Full moon eclipseDade:
75th St and Collins @ the beach:
Full moon eve, one half hour after dark. Until…
Full Moon Drum Circle – On the Beach – Rain or Shine – Friday, Jul 18, 2008
North side of Pompano Beach Pier 8 PM or Moon Rise to 1 AM –
If there is rain then we drum in the Pavilion near the street north of the Pier
Pompano Beach Pier 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. (Two blocks north of Atlantic Blvd)

In addition to the Miami Beach gatherings, Michael from the SFDCC Newsletter reports:
Unity on the Bay – Full Moon Drum Circle FRIDAY, JULY 18th from 7 to 9PM – fee $10
Coordinated by Carlos Manuel Planas and Jude Byrne.
We meet in a church, have a spiritually-flavored drum circle, and therefore have a zero tolerance drug and alcohol scene. We want to create a non-threatening safe space, a family atmosphere. We believe that the music on its own creates a healing, natural high, so artificial ingredients are not needed in this environment. All instruments are welcome. People show up with djembes, doumbeks, congas,
etc. Latin rhythms may predominate, but all rhythms are welcome.
Held at: Unity on the Bay Church, 411 NE 21st St., Miami FL, near Biscayne Bay
Info:, 305-812-5473,

Moonchine Full Moon Party (with Drum Circle) – new event
FRIDAY, JULY 18th – 8PM till ?? FREE Monthly on the night of the full Moon
Inside: sushi, drink specials, kareoke Outside: drum circle around the fire on the back patio
Held at: Moonchine Asian Bistro, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL

Don’t forget that Matthew Hill is having his Sunday Class at the FIU North Campus – not sure if time is still 3 PM.
I’ve also been told about the class/drum circle at the African Heritage center Saturday’s event – from 3pm to 6pm. I’m going to check it out this weekend!

Hope to see you drumming under the silver moon!

Matthew Hill – Delou african ensemble musical director video interview

Matthew Hill is the musical director of Delou african ensemble. Delou was created by Njeri Plato-Dioubate in 1987. One of its main objectives was to portrait and preserver African culture and music, traditional and contemporary in this side of the Atlantic.

Matthew took some time after extensive playing that afternoon to do this interview. He talks about his musical background, some of his colleagues and teachers, performing as a djembe player as well as his experience in Africa.
Press play to play

If you’re interested to know more about Delou, check their website or attend any of their classes at FIU Biscayne campus Sunday’s afternoon.
[Balpahon, drums and dance classes are announced at as well as at]

Celebrate 4th of July. Drum events.
3 July 2008, 9:34 AM
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Marvina writes:
4 of JULY DRUM-CIRCLE 8:30pm till… 600-88 St. Miami Beach FL, 33154 – LET’S CEREBRATE OUR INDEPENDENT JOY TO BE ALIVE! @ MARIVANA’S HOUSE (italian singer & composer –, DRINKS & GOOD FRIENDS

Reach 88st and Collins Ave (Miami Beach) turn WEST, go up 3 streets till Carlyle Ave make a LEFT
it’s the only house on de right side of the dead end on the bay bring your drum or hand instrument
flamenco and belly dancers WELCOME !!!

All Are Welcome Please Just Bring Something to Share

Hollywood Drum Circle / BBQ – Date: Friday July 4th, 2008 – Time: 3:00 pm – ? Location: Holland Park in Hollywood – Street: 801 Johnson Street – City State Zip: Hollywood, FL 33019 – Phone: 954-889-8615 – Notes: Good people, good vibes, good food, AWESOME beats!! @ Holland Park, Main Level of Waterfront Tower 801 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33019

The Garden of Eatin’ @ 136 NW 62 St in Miami, a vegetarian restaurant, is holding a Music Festival this Saturday (7/5). 4-6PM – various artists (Sean Dibble maybe, and who knows who else – there are some great performers in this neighborhood) at 6PM, Melting Pot, followed by Mantra, followed by Dragon – at 8:30 Open Drum Circle – BRING YOUR DRUM! Come early and grab a bite before the drum circle. This community is one of Miami’s treasures. for info: Mrs Brown 305-754-8050

And also this weekend, Sunday at 2 Pm Delou African ensemble host a special drum workshop at FIU North Campus. Workshop is $12.

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Paralounge videos – Jana Broder interview

Jana Broder is a drum facilitator from Tampa Florida and the owner of Ten years ago, she attended a class on african drumming and got so hook, that she became a drum facilitator.
She attended Paralounge and was kind enough to give us some of her time for this interview.

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Drum events and classes May 17 & 18 – South Florida

African dance music south florida flyer Guinean Drum & Dance Health & Healing Benefit – Link to flyer
Saturday, May 17 – Cost: $12 – Arts Academy of Hollywood – 1955 Harrison Street
Dance: 4:30-6:00p Contact 305-807-0398 or 305-978-3866 for more info
Sunday, May 18 FIU North Campus (151st & Biscayne) Academic 2 Bldg, 2nd floor
Balafon: 1:30-2:30p, Cost $25
Drum: 2:30-3:30p, Cost $15, Dance: 3:30-5p, Cost $12
Contact 305-807-0398 or 305-978-3866 for more info

Drumming classes:
Saturday 5:30 to 7:30 – African Drum class @ The Goddess Store with Sebon – 2017 Harrison Street
Hollywood 33020. Call 954-929-2369 for more info

Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. with Delou Africa Dance Ensemble – FIU North Campus (151st and & Biscayne) Academic Bldg 2, 2nd floor. Contact Njeri, 305- 978-3866 or Matthew, 305-804-1328 for more info.

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Upcoming events – Drum and dance classes
24 April 2008, 10:44 AM
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Sabar Drum & Dance Workshop with Malik Faye
Friday, May 2. Cost: $12
Drum: 7-8p, Dance: 8-9p @ The City of Lauderhill Sadkin Center, 1176 NW 42nd Way Lauderhill, FL 33313 Contact 305-807-0398 for more info

Saturday, May 3 – Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison Street Dance: 4-5:30p
Contact 305-807-0398 for more info

Sunday, May 4 – FIU North Campus (151st and7 Biscayne) Academic Bldg 2, 2nd floor
Drum: 2-3:30p, Dance: 3:30-5p Contact 305-807-0398 for more info

Drum circle and classes – April 2008

Saturday 4/12 Harambee West African dance class:
3:00 – 4:30PM – suggested donation $5 17030 S Dixie Hwy Perrine, FL Drummers who know Kuku, Sorsonet, Lamba, Manjani are invited

Broward Drum Circle 4-6PM at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek – Broward County has some of the best drummers in South Florida, and this is the best place to find them on a Saturday afternoon. The site is sheltered, so the circle rocks even in a downpour. I come up from Miami, and it’s always worth the trip.

Sunday Drum class with Matthew Hill – 2 PM at FIU Biscayne Campus Academic 2 Bldg, North Miami ,FL
in the second floor studio – $10

Sunday Drum circle @ Oak Grove Park, North Miami, FL

Drum Circle 3-ish till 6-ish – FREE at 159 St & NE 6 Ave in Miami, across the lake from the parking lot & playground. This is a young circle with a distinctly Haitian flavor. There are more good (really good) drummers than there are drums, so bring extras if you have them. There is some seating; but you may want to bring your own. If you want to bring kids, the playground is great (LOTS of kids – all playing very seriously); but it is across the lake from the drum circle, so if you feel that you have to be right next to your kids when they play you may not be comfortable.

Also notice th "ish" on the times. I have arrived a couple of times and not heard any drumming; but as soon as the drumming starts, the group materializes.

African Drum class – Miami, FL. January 2008
12 January 2008, 2:49 PM
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NEW DRUM CLASS begins Sunday 1/13 from 2 – 3 PM at the FIU Biscayne Campus, 2nd floor dance studio A2 bldg

Taught by Matthew Hill, Musical Director for Delou, with occasional special workshops when guest master drummers are in town. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the beginning of each class. Matthew will give instructions on technique for various West African rhythms often played at dance classes, as well as teach the various accompaniments for Djembe, Djoun Djoun, Sangban and Kenkeni.

Drum classes – South Florida January 08
7 January 2008, 1:30 PM
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Saturday 5:30 to 7:30 African Drum class @ The Goddess Store with Sebon 2017 Harrison Street
Hollywood 33020 Call 954-929-2369 for more info

Ballet Brika Classes
Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $12/class/person The City of Lauderhill Sadkin Center 1176 NW 42nd Way Learn authentic Manding style drumming with Guinean Percussionist Moussa Soumah.
Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Free African drum class for youths Willie Webb, Sr. Park 3601 NW 21 Street Lauderdale Lakes
Instructors: Moussa and Trina Soumare. Pre-registration required. Contact Rhonda House, 954-535-2835 for more info

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