Remember, Remember

In Great Britain they celebrate the 5th of November as Bonfire Night; it’s a historical event that includes oodles of fireworks but what we remember is that they are so well-timed, those great big fires roaring in the darkness just as winter is creeping in.  As you snuggle down for a season by the fireside we hope you’ll also enjoy the company of a drum!

November is a quick month, cruising through the holidays and beyond to 2013 (!) so make sure to come out and see us at DrumFace when you can.  If you need a reminder about caring for your natural skin drums during winter you’ll find our Drum Care card useful (follow instructions for oiling the skin).  Missed our recent gallery-style show, ‘The Art of the Drum’?  Enjoy our new online exhibit!   Happy Harvest, and remember: Drums make great gifts!

DrumFace studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60647 (USA).  For more information about what we do, check out our current work on, and keep up-to-the minute with FaceBook.  To contact us directly, send an email to: info @ DrumFaceChicago .com or call the studio (773) 772-4778.

Flying Drum Bird collage

November 2012 at DrumFace:

Darbooka Hour  Weds. 7th  (7-8pm, FREE*) Multilevel drumming session, focused on  N.African & Middle-Eastern goblet drum (Darbooka, Doumbek, Egyptian Tabla).  Practice fun beats & breaks and meet other players.  All levels, adults & youth ages 12+.  This session repeats every month, usually on the first Wednesday.  Next session: 12/5.     *donation welcome but not  required

Special Darbooka Hour: Drum & Dance Jam  Weds. 21st (7:30-9:30pm  FREE*)  An extended practice session promoting collaboration between dancers and drummers, especially those with an interest in North African & Middle Eastern cultural styles.  Have fun exploring and playing with other artists!   This event repeats every other month on the third Wednesday.  Next session: Jan. 16th.  *donation welcome but not required

Q Drums, 2009-2012

Clay Play  Tues. 6, 13, 20 & 27th (6:30-8:30pm, reservation required. $20 per session; minimum 2 sessions to complete a project)  These evenings in the DrumFace Studio are designed for people who desire “me” time!  Get your hands into the clay and enjoy being creative.  Contact Heather for details.  (  Adults & youth 14+. Superfun to do with a friend!

Open Studio/Aissawa Kbir/ Veggie Potluck  Thurs. 29th (7:30-9:30pm  FREE*)  Hosted by DrumFace studio & Chicago Aissawa percussion ensemble.  Join us at the end of every month for a fun-filled night of food and music.  Enjoy delicious vegetarian offerings from the potluck table, and some really fun Moroccan-style drumming with Chicago Aissawa.  Family friendly and loud.  *donation welcome but not required