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Box Drum Workshop

Ages: 55+
Session Length: One Day


Can you make, decorate, and learn to play a drum in two hours? Absolutely!

In this make and take workshop, participants will create and decorate their own box drum under the direction of master teaching artist Baba Jubal Harris. After the drums are complete, Baba Jubal will teach the group drum rhythms and introduce the basics of improvisation to make music on the spot.

Presented by our Creative Aging Department, this workshop is open to individuals ages 55+. All participants will create their own personal drum to take home. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.

Want to see a preview? Scroll down to watch Baba Jubal lead a multigenerational drum circle, featuring homemade box drums.

This program is free of charge, but donations are welcome! All donations will support the mission of The Music Settlement and the talented team who coordinates these events.

This program is made possible by support from the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services through the Health Aging Grant funding from the Ohio Department of Aging.


Baba Jubal Harris has performed and promoted traditional African drumming for 50 years. Harris is the founder of the Heart Beat Drum Circle, which was founded in 2010. He received a 2024 Creative Impact Fund fellowship, awarded by Assembly for the Arts. He is a master teaching artist with the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Learning program, a 2015 Ohio Heritage Fellow, and a 2009 Creative Workforce Fellow from the former, Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture. He has conducted box drum workshops and residencies for schools and organizations throughout Ohio.


Session Day Time Campus Fee  
July 18, 2024 - July 18, 2024 Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024 Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm University Circle Donations Accepted Enroll


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