Here we’ll share useful links and other resources to help you see the significant benefits of regular African drumming practice.

A TEDx Talk and Performance really. As they put it “Rhythmic sharing breaks down borders and engenders an experience of synchrony that is the foundation of social cohesion and cooperation. It also enhances brain function. Matthew Marsolek has been at the forefront of the North American hand drumming movement since the 1990s. He’s studied West African and East Indian music for over two decades and is also an accomplished guitarist, vocalist, and composer. Along with two solo projects, he’s released recordings with Drum Brothers and Mandir. Matthew shares his passion for drumming and rhythm through school residencies, clinics, community workshops, rhythm circles, and team-building events.”

Patients who take Piedmont’s Cancer Wellness drumming class have found therapy that can be both healing and fun.