Fatawu Sayibu, traditional West African master drummer and instructor, works to bring the joy of African drumming to people around the world.  Join in learning basic drum technique and exploring traditional rhythms of West Africa!


Our drum class session is devoted to learning authentic songs from West Africa, as well as their historical and cultural contexts. Students work closely with the master drummer to gain an understanding of the marriage between drumming, rhythm, music and African dance.

Upcoming African Drum Class Series!

Who: All welcome
What: 6 African drum classes
When: Saturdays from 10-11am, February 23 – March 30
Location: Fallout Art Studio, 2601 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis
Cost: $75 per person
Limited class size

African Drum Class Series!

Register now by emailing fatawu@tiyumba.com or calling 612-229-6614.

Bring your own drum or let Fatawu know if you need to use one of his.

Location: The Fall Out Studio
2601 2nd Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55408

(The big red door up the stairs)

Private Drum Lessons

Awaken your beat.

Fatawu’s drumming lessons are for students of all ages and skill levels who want to learn the fundamentals of drum technique and timing. Explore the dynamic rhythms of Ghana and beyond.

For Sale!

Authentic djembes from Ghana.

Contact Fatawu to inquire about how to purchase an authentic Ghanaian Djembe.

Other Classes!

Dance and Family Classes.

Go beyond the drum beat and join our ongoing adult dance classes or sign the kids up for our family class series.