Performances & Community Support

The “Kamloops Drum Connection” has had the opportunity to share their passion for drumming with the community of Kamloops and with other communities and festivals in the region. The K.D.C. has entertained, instructed, and facilitated during that sharing time. It’s all about fun with the drum and connecting people with rhythm!

First performance of Djembe Django at BCTF Conference 2008

EVENTS WHERE THE K.D.C. HAS CELEBRATED RHYTHM & PEOPLE!

BANDS: Djembe Django Drummers, Rhythm Rhyders, K.D.C. Beatniks, UJAMMA

  • MS Society Workshop – Introduction to the djembe
  • ONCORE Seniors’ Society – Introduction to the djembe
  • KALS – Kamloops Adult Learners Society – 2 hour free Workshop – Drum Fun with Raven
  • Akashic Ranch – Psychic Festival – Wellness drum
  • BC Culture Days – 2 hour free djembe workshop
  • Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival –  Interactive Drum Circle
  • Kamloops Wildlife Park – Prostate Cancer Run
  • Kamloops Literacy Celebrations in Malls and at the Henry Grube Center

  • ABC Literacy Day Celebrations at the Grube Center
  • Westsyde Group Home Entertainment and Workshop
  • Overlander Care Home Entertainment
  • Kamloops Seniors’ Centre Entertainment

  • Boogie The Bridge – Kamloops – Street Entertainment
  • African Night slide show fundraiser – Entertainment
  • The Hamlets Evening Entertainment & Safari Week
  • The Hamlets at Westsyde – Monthly Drum Circles
  • United Church Conference Entertainment
  • Accompanied the Kamloops Choir for an African Song
  • Child Development Center Kamloops – Entertainment for Multicultural Days
  • “Unplug and Play” Free Drum Circles for the Community of Kamloops
  • Benefit Concert for Autism – Community Groups
  • Fast Eddy Fundraising – Beats in the Street!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Canada Day Celebrations – Entertainment and Drum Circles
  • Canada 150 – Interactive Drum Circle
  • First Nations Day – Entertainment
  • TRU Mosaic – Entertainment
  • BCTF – Summer Conference – Entertainment and Dialogue
  • Tribalicious Fund Raiser- Entertainment
  • Bay Store – Urban Jungle Event – Entertainment
  • Spring Festivals Entertainment – Downtown Merchants Kamloops

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  • Summer Festivals Entertainment – Downtown Merchants Kamloops
  • Girl Guide Anniversary Opening Ceremony Entertainment
  • Girl Guide Camp Workshops- Drum Lessons
  • Girl Guide Evening Group Workshop – Drum Circle Instruction

 

Djembe Django Drummers – Girl Guide Camp – Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Arts Council – Courthouse Gallery- Entertainment
  • Children’s Festival Kamloops – Entertainment and Drum Circle
  • Biggest Drum Circle in the World Participation
  • Global Unity – Community Drum Circle
  • Canada Drumming 150 – Circle Time Canada Day 2017
  • Earth Day Drum
  • Family Day Drum Circle and Entertainment – City of Kamloops

Canada Day – Riverside Park – 2011 Djembe Django and Sangoma Pauline

  • Kamloops Buskers’ Contest 2011 Yeah – Rhythm Ryders won 2nd prize!
  • Full Moon Drum Circles – Community Invite
  • Sun Peaks Cultural Festival – Entertainment
  • Sun Peaks Alpine Blossom Festival – Entertainment
  • Sun Peaks Canada Day – Entertainment
  • UJAMMMA – Kamloops Community Drum Circles

  • Sun Peaks Family Events – Drum Circles
  • Summer Solstice Celebrations – Community Invite
  • First Nations Day Celebrations
  • Peace Day Celebrations
  • Walk For Peace
  • Kamloops Pride Parade
  • Stokefest – Psychi Fair at Akashic Ranch

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  • Walk for Aids
  • Vagina Monologues – Entertainment
  • Grannies a go go! – Entertainment
  • Berwick on the Park Mardi Gras Entertainment
  • Interior Wellness Festival Entertainment

Wellness pic from Ivy 2013

  • Okanagan Rhythm Fest Performances
  • Okanagan Rhythm Fest Workshops
  • Father’s Day Prostate Cancer Run – Kamloops Wildlife Park
  • Overlander Care Home Entertainment
  • World Day of Prayer Entertainment
  • Kamloops Buskers’ Contest 2012- Yeah – DJDJ won 3rd prize!
  • Rainbow’s Roost Music & Arts Festival Stage Performance
  • Chris Rose Center for Autism – Fundraising Concert
  • Hunger Heroes Fundraising Concert

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PHOTO by Keith McNeil – Clearwater TImes Editor

Clearwater Djembe Lessons; This part of the cirlce…Tannis, a fun kid, Mona & Raven

Instruction:

  • DJDJ Drummers Band
  • Rhythm Rhyders Band
  • K.D.C. BEATNIKS Drum Circle
  • UJAMMA – Drum Circle
  • Community of Kamloops – Lessons
  • Oncore Society Kamloops
  • MS Society Kamloops
  • KALS Society Kamloops
  • Cache Creek Drummers
  • Clearwater Drum Group
  • Ashcroft Drummers
  • Min. of Children and Families
  • Okanagan Rhythm Festival Committee Member
  • Okanagan Rhythm Festival Instructor
  • Okanagan Rhythm Festival Circle Facilitator
  • 100 Mile House Drum Circle
  • SD  #73 KTTA – Teachers’ Pro D at TRU
  • SD  #73 Class Instruction
  • Teacher’s Wellness SD #73
  • Boys and Girls Club – Staff Instruction
  • Boys and Girls Club – Summer Workshops for Students
  • Kamloops – Conservation Society Team Building
  • House Parties – Fun With The Drum
  • Sun Peaks –  Family Events – Drum Circle Skills
  • Family Day – Drum Circle – KTCC