year of the snake stamp2013  Year of the Snake

A symbol of good luck in the home, snakes also represent renewal and evolution

Now is a great time to tend your drums, and get them into playing shape!  Perhaps, like the snake, it is time to shed and start with a fresh skin.  Renew your energy by drumming this year, and be part of the ever-evolving (and revolving) dialogue of hand drumming.

In honor of the Cosmic Serpent, February will be a month of focus at DrumFace.  Make your appointment with the Drum Doctor (773) 772-4778 by completing the form, below.

We offer services in re-heading for natural skin drums of almost every type.  Interested in learning to do it yourself?  That can be arranged!

Chicago Aissawa Scholarship Fund

Our 2013 Funding campaign for Chicago Aissawa is nearly over; thank you to everyone who pledged support!  There are still a few days left to donate: For as little as $5 you will receive shouts of love from happy Aissawis, all the way from Morocco.  Be sure to visit the campaign page to hear more about why we are going… and when you hear music of snake charmers on the streets of Chicago, know it’s partially thanks to you.  Missed it?  Send via PayPal to Info -at- DrumFaceChicago -dotcom.  Label it “Morocco 2013”

February 2013 Calendar of Events

Middle-Eastern Drum Happy Hour

Wednesday February 6th, 7-8pm  First Wednesday of the month* at DrumFace is Darbooka Hour.  Get on over here and play that drum.  *no session 3/2013; next meetup will be April 3

Clay Play Continues

Tuesdays February 5, 12, 19 & 26th  Open clay-studio at DrumFace: make whatever your heart desires!  RSVP required.


Chinese New Year Celebration at Chicago Tai Chi Center

Saturday February 9th  Providing serpentine sounds of the flute and drum for the Year of the Snake, Quentin and Heather play between 8-9pm.  The event is a benefit for Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.   Questions please call 773-396-2653 or  Tai Chi Center of Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood #201. 

Chicago Aissawa at Congress Theater

Sunday February 10th  Ma-rock out with Chicago Aissawa at the Winter Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market, between 11am-2pm.  This is a free show, and a great community event!  We’re going to warm things up with a little “Morocco in Chicago” -See you there.  Congress Theater, 2315 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Heather in the dark, Pless Cave streamway by Elliot Stahl

Chicago Cavers

Wednesday Dec. 19th 7:30-10pm  Interested in caves or caving?  Want to find out what’s up with the bats?  Network with other cavers, learn new skills, discuss past and future trips.  Just for fun, no club affiliation required.  Repeats every-other month on the third Wednesday at DrumFace.

Aissawa Kbir & Veggie Potluck

Thursday February 28th, 7:30-10pm  Bring a dish to share, and join in a round of North African-style polyrhythm with Chicago Aissawa at DrumFace!  *next Aissawa Kbir will be April 25th


…next up, Morocco! 

We’ll be updating frequently in March, as we host the 2013 Rhythm Immersion retreat.  Enjoy!

snake charmers marrakesh 2006-7Snake-charmers in Marrakesh
(page from Heather’s Scrapbook, 2006)
DrumFace studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave. in Chicago, IL 60647  (773)772-4778