John Bergamo 1940-2013

The frame drum world has lost one of its modern masters. John Bergamo has passed away and leaves us a full body of music, students and family. For now, enjoy this panel with John, and the amazing tribute by CalArts Ensemble and Hands OnSemble joined by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Houman Pourmedhi and a special tribute […]

NAFDA Midwest 4-Missouri Frame Drum Festival

NAFDA Midwest® 4- Missouri Frame Drum Festival April 27, 2013 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA COMPLETELY FREE WITH PRE-REGISTRATION! Hosted & Sponsored by Forest Park Campus of St. Louis Community College – Mildred Bastian Center – Theater 5600 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63110 USA FREE – all-inclusive for 4 workshops & concert (lodging, travel […]

Ten Steps to Becoming a Better Frame Drummer

check out Layne’s blog Part One, Steps 1 – 5 Let’s begin by getting to the root of the issue of being a drummer or percussionist or perhaps any type of musician:  Repetitive Obsessive Behavior.  I prefer Behavior over Disorder!  But just face it, if you are a drummer you are OCD:  Obsessive-Compulsive Disordered tapper on table tops and […]


FRAME DRUMS ITALIA 2012 International festival of frame drums art and culture MONTELPARO (Italy) 13 > 17  june 2012     Frame Drums Italia is an International Festival born with the aim of providing its participants a broad view on the study and practice of frame drums in relation to both the traditional and modern […]

What kind of pandeiro should I buy?

Brazilian Voices with Rafael Pereira – Article 1 – What kind of pandeiro should I buy? Hello Everyone – Let me first start this journey by stating that is a pleasure and an honor to be part of this community.Specially in a way that it will help all of us learn from each other in this […]

Tamburi Mund 2012 – 7th international frame drum festival in Freiburg /Germany Tamburi Mund 2012 – 7th international frame drum festival in Freiburg /Germany From july 28th to august 5th the international frame drum festival again takes place in the cultural center „E-Werk“ in Freiburg For more INFORMATION and course REGISTRATION(starting in the middle of march) : and +49.177.4606546 World’s largest International Frame Drum Festival. Dear […]