Bottle Donations=Fundraising!

CONTRIBUTIONS to Kamloops Drum Connection – Djembe Django community music can be made by donating bags of refundable to the “Kamloops Drum Connection” under Raven Ritcey . The location is General Grants Bottle Depot on Fortune Dr.on the N.Shore. 611 Fortune Dr.   250-376-9600

Please bring your bags to the Bottle Depot and put them on a cart to be labelled “Kamloops Drum Connection” Raven Ritcey.  The staff then kindly counts the bottles and places the cash due to the account on the computer receipt.  Future funds are being raised to purchase instruments for drum group use and youth music.

Thank you!


DRUM CIRCLES: UJAMMA – Community Drum Circles – come and join us at the new Let’s Move Studio, #200-1201 Summit Drive, Scotia Bank Building Upstairs – Corner of Summit and Columbia at the corner of Sahali Mall. The entrance is under the awning on the Summit Dr. side.

Lessons and UJAMMA Circle Times are 1:00 – 3:00 pm

For the lesson in the first hour and the circle time in the second hour, the fee is $15.

For the circle time only in the second hour from 2-3, the fee is $5.

If you need to rent a drum – you want to make sure one is brought just for you. You’ll need to register ahead of time with Raven at With registration, drum rentals are by donation.

Children must be with their parents.

Djembe Lessons and UJAMMA Drum Circle Dates: 1-3 pm

Oct. 6th, Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st, Jan. 12th, Feb. 2nd, March 2nd, April 6th

  • Oct. 20th Robin Layne wkshop is cancelled.

Further DJEMBE LESSONS: Give Raven a call to set up lessons.

Contact Raven 250 828 2953




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IMPORTANT –  Check out the website posts to get updates and confirmations about drumming events, dates, and times.

REMEMBER  – Book your drum for circles and or lessons ahead of time. E-mail Raven.


See Resources and Links for other local  Drum Circle Groups


Karamba Diabate is performing and teaching in the area!

Karamba’s Schedule for Drum Events in the Okanagan and region.

Karamba has recorded and performed with Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Fatale et le Ballet Bagata, Les Ballet African de Guinea, Fils Rais and Famoro Kuyate’s Kike.  He was commissioned to play for President Bill Clinton during his time in office.  He has released several independent CDs and also made two very highly acclaimed instructional drumming videos called “Journey Into Rhythm:  The Rhythms of Guinea” Volumes One and Two (Third Ear Productions).  Karamba has taken many groups of Americans and Canadians over to Guinea on musical tours of the country.


Karamba’s Schedule for Drum Events in the Okanagan and region.

Griot and master musician Karamba Dioubate is originally from Boke, Guinea, West Africa.

Contact David King for more into. 250-517-7187

From Oct. 8Th until Oct. 12th  Tues to Sat.




Oct. 8th KELOWNA   Tues.    
Oct. 9th



ENDERBY River Rock Cafe Wed.

7 pm

$10.00 Full participation – bring   your drums and all instruments
Oct. 10th



PENTICTON Orchard House

157 Orchard Ave

Thurs. Evening6:30 pm  $15 Drum, $10 Dance  6:30-8 Drum, 8:15-9:15 Dance
Oct. 11th



SALMON ARM First United Church

450 Okanagan Ave.

Fri.  Evening

6:30 – 9pm



Drum and Dance Class
Oct. 12th



VERNON Center for Spiritual Living 2913  29thAve


Then Cherryville at the   Market?

10:30 a.m – 1 pm ………………

Cherryville with Karamba



Interactive drum and dance class







Grandview Moon Musical Drums

WHEN:  Friday, Oct 18, 2013

TIME:   Arrive around 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Grandview Bench Hall *


WHAT TO BRING:  Your Drums, Percussion Instruments, Rhythm in your hands & feet!

With a little something for the pot luck

* Directions to Grandview Bench Hall:  From Salmon Arm heading to Enderby, take a LEFT soon after Mellor’s Store onto Grandview Bench Road, follow that for about 4km until you see the HALL on your LEFT (if you reach Larch Hills ~ you’ve gone too far)

Blessings! Grandview Moon Musical Drums- Facebook

 Giov Martin Giuffrida