Drum Sundays are drumming workshops presented on the first Sunday of every month by one of our FANTASTIC MAESTRA drummers from Born To Drum.

WHERE:  ASHKENAZ Music & Dance Community Center ~ 1317 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, Ca. 94702 ~ 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ In The Back Room.


Cost is $25 – $10 (sliding scale);
Under 12 yrs free;
No one turned away for lack of funds

Classes are open to ALL LEVELS.  There will be a limited number of drums to borrow on a first come first serve basis.


MAY 7:  MAR STEVENS, West African

MAY 7th, 2017:

Djembe Vibrations! with Mar Stevens!

Come and experience the power of the drum thru traditional West African rhythms.  Class will start with fun and interactive technique exercises then transition into a traditional West African rhythm. This class will help improve your technique, timing, listening skills, and confidence as you sit with the drum.

Class is open to all levels.  Bring your djembe, djuns, congas, hand percussion, etc.

About Mar Stevens:

Mar Stevens, drum warrior, connected with her inner rhythms as a child drumming on her grade school desk. She began her drum journey twelve years ago with Master Drummer, Afia Walking Tree, of Spirit Drumz. The Drum transformed her life and continues to inspire and heal her.

She continued her study of West African rhythms by attending the Fore-Fote drum camp in Guinea, West Africa. She studied with Master Drummers and dancers on the Island of Roume, learning songs, dances, and rhythms.

Mar teaches and loves sharing the rhythms of West Africa with community. She performs in the ensemble, “Sistahs of the Drum,” a Bay Area group of Women of African descent (www.sistahsofthedrums.org). The group’s mission is to heal, transform, and witness through the power of the drum.

Bring a drum if you have one. Some drums will be available for loan.


 Mar STevens