See You in September

Turn over a new leaf this autumn with DrumFace!  Workshop and event dates are listed below- put them in your datebook or Google Calendar now and we’ll look forward to seeing you.  Want a really great feature at your next house party?  Hire us!  We’ll bring some instruments and play for you & your guests, creating a unique, engaging and memorable atmosphere.

DrumFace metal and ceramic drum-making studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60647 (USA).  For more information about what we do, browse around on, and keep up-to-the minute with FaceBook.  To contact us directly, send an email to: info @ DrumFaceChicago .com.

Before August goes, we have a scattering of fun stuff going on in the studio:  Tuesday the 28th (7pm) is the Rami workshop, which we’ve been eagerly awaiting; Wednesday Aug. 29th (3-4:30pm) is the Kids Club Art Show.  Last but not least, Thursday is the Open House/Veggie Potluck/Aissawa Kbir, from 7(ish) to 10pm.

September 2012

Tues. 4, 11, 18, 25th  Clay Play  6:30-8:30  ($20 per session, minimum 2 to complete a project; reservation required)  Bring an idea for a project, build it in 1 or more sessions this month, and it will be ready for you to glaze next month.  Experience recommended but not essential; basic tools and materials supplied.  Ages 14+  Contact Heather for details.  (

Weds. 5th  Doumbek Hour  7-8pm  FREE*  Get that drum out of the house!  Motivate yourself to join this group practice session, focused on the Middle-Eastern goblet drum (a.k.a. Darbooka, Doumbek or Egyptian Tabla).   All levels, ages 12+.   This session repeats every month, usually on the first Wednesday.  Next session: Oct. 3rd.     * donation welcome but not  required

Weds. 19th  Special Doumbek Hour: Drum & Dance Jam  7:30-9:30pm  FREE*  An extended practice session promoting collaboration between dancers and drummers, especially those with an interest in Middle Eastern cultural styles.  Have fun sharing & exploring moves, and working with other artists!   This event repeats every other month on the third Wednesday.  Next session: Nov. 21st.  *donation welcome but not required

Sat. 22nd  Drum Well  7-9pm  $15  Experience a new kind of drum jam, one of hearing and healing.  This session will explore the meditative aspect of drumming, where you will be enveloped in sound and transported to a peaceful inner dimension.  Bring your own percussion instrument if you like, and perhaps a cushion to sit on; there will be tea and light snacks served.  Intentionally coinciding with the Autumn Equinox, this drumming event is for all levels and no experience is necessary.   

Thurs. 27th  Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck  7-9:30pm  FREE*  Hosted by DrumFace and Chicago Aissawa.  Join us in the studio at the end of every month, for a fun-filled night of food and music.  Enjoy delicious veggie offerings from the potluck table, and some really fun Moroccan-style drumming with house percussion ensemble, Chicago Aissawa.  *donation welcome but not required

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