In Person Djembe & Dundun Classes with M'Bemba Bangoura, and others. 


Next class:

November 19th

Times: 1 Class each Saturday: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ( 2 Hour Class)

Price: $25 Per Class (2 hours) 
Need a Drum? Djembe Rental: $10
Enrollment: Please register online in advance, we will limit the classes to only 15 people each. Register NOW.

Djembe / Dunduns 

12:30 - 2:30 pm. Djembe/Dundun  Class 

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*****Please arrive on time, be careful of Weekend Subway schedules, look for train service changes in advance*****


About the Classes

Come Learn Djembe,  Dundun, and Krin rhythms from Guinea, West Africa. All Levels are welcome!

M'bemba is skilled at being able to work with all levels together and make sure everyone gets their fill. Students can learn the Djembe, Dundun/Sangban/Kenkeni.

Wula Class Faculty

M'Bemba Bangoura

M’Bemba Bangoura has traveled the world as a performer and teacher of the Djembe drum, and he is revered for his high level of mastery. As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. By the age of twenty-one, he was acclaimed as a master drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. Since moving to the US in 1992, M’Bemba is an integral part of the entire drum and dance scene nationwide. He has taught hundreds of students, many of who are now teachers themselves. In addition, he has personally created choreography and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies worldwide.

Michael Markus playing a djembe drum

Michael Markus

Michael has spent over 20 years performing, teaching and studying West African styles of drumming. After receiving his BFA in percussion from Ithaca College, he fell in love with Djembe and moved to New York City in 1993. Soon afterwards he found his primary teacher, Master Drummer M’Bemba Bangoura, and began to apprentice in Guinea, West Africa.

Michael is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of cultural arts and socioeconomic development in Guinea, West Africa where he has based the production end of this company, Wula Drum, where authentically elegant and professional sounding African drums are crafted.