drum talk

"IF YOU HAVE A HEARTBEAT,

YOU HAVE RHYTHM."

- DAN BAILEY

     DRUM TALK is a school for students who want to discover and develop their voice on the West African djembe.  Learn the Language of the Drum with Dan Bailey who teaches traditional West African polyrhythms, chants and djembe techniques specializing in Baba Olatunji's world renowned drum language. 
 
     Using Olatunji's method of vocalizing rhythms, drumming becomes accessible to everyone.  By seeing, hearing, saying and playing the rhythms this approach appeals to all learning styles.  Get clear tones while protecting your hands and taking care of your drum.  Through a series of lessons and proficiency demonstrations progressing from beginner to advanced, DRUM TALK workshops bring each student to a performance level of playing while honoring and preserving ancient rhythms and culture.

DRUM TALK WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAYS  IN OCTOBER

10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

6-7:30pm

Bridgehampton, NY

"DRUMMING IS THE SIMPELIST THING WE CAN DO TO BRING US TOGETHER."

 

-BABATUNDE OLATUNJI

Dan Bailey leading the Closing Ceremony Celebration at Envision Festival 2015

DRUMs

MASTER DRUMMER​

Dan Bailey has been teaching traditional West African polyrhythms, chants and djembe techniques for over 20 years.  Bailey is the godson and protégé of Babatunde Olatunji, who originally introduced traditional African music to the West in the 1950’s.  A native New Yorker with South African roots, Bailey started studying intensively with Olatunji when he was just 12.  He immediately started teaching his own djembe workshops and providing live drums for African dance classes.  Using Olatunji’s method of vocalizing rhythms, he helps drumming to become accessible to all.  Bailey has travelled much of Africa to study with the Masters and has hosted international drum workshops and retreats in West Africa, South Africa, Costa Rica and Australia.  
Bailey performs with his African Drum troupe, leading performances at cultural events, sacred ceremonies, festivals and beach bonfires around the world.

"Where I come from

we say that rhythm is the soul of life,

because the whole universe revolves around rhythm,

and when we get out of rhythm,

that’s when we get into trouble."

-BABATUNDE OLATUNJI

AJAJA - Drum & Dance Performance at Guild Hall

DRUM ALBUMS

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contact@danbaileytribe.com
PO Box 66, Montauk NY 11954

631-680-9821