Street Drumming Performance Workshop for Womxn

Fall 2017 registration is currently open to people of color. We have limited spots for non-POC participants and all spots for this session are currently full. If you're non-POC and you'd like to get on the waiting list or be alerted about openings in future classes please email

Be a Part of our Streets are Free- Drumsical!
Street Drumming Performance Workshop for Womxn

Do you love drum lines, marching bands, or blocos? Are you excited about using art and creativity as a form of activism and community building? Join our annual intergenerational drum-theater production the 'Streets are Free' by enrolling in our 10-week street drumming workshop. Learn new skills/rhythms, co-create a performance, and share our collective experiences via drumming, story-telling and song.

Holding values of social justice, creative expression and skill-building, this workshop is open to all levels of player from never-drummed to proficient drummer. We aim to create a welcoming space where Womxn and gender non-confirming people can be loud, active, and inspiring participants of culture while building friendships and support systems for the movement.


Participants, facilitators and guest artists will collaborate using ‘Streets are Free’, a book a by Kurusa about children in Venezuela fighting City Hall for a safe place to play, as a framework to create the ‘Drumsical’, a production expressing struggles and dreams of Oakland’s communities through drumming and storytelling. A final showing will take place December 9 & 10th, 2017 at EastSide Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland. WATCH A VIDEO OF OUR 2016 PRODUCTION.

Mondays Oct 2- Dec 11 (No Class Nov 20)
955 7th St., Oakland (Close to 880 freeway & West Oakland BART Station)
Standard Rate: $250 | Sliding Scale Rate: $180-$350
Partial, full and payment-plan scholarships available for self-identified low-income people of color (you are welcome to make a donation of any amount to support our programs).

To realize our efforts of providing free and accessible programs to folks that need it, please consider paying at least the standard rate or higher or make a generous donation. Making a donation is an act of love, solidarity and commitment to justice.

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