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Hooked On Drums is no longer offering classes or performances.

Hooked On Drums™
Bringing the Life-Changing Power of African Drums to Urban Youth

Hooked On Drums™ brings the upbeat, inspiring rhythms of African djembe drumming from the Malinke people in Guinea , West Africa to kids in urban Chicago. We offer Hooked On Drums classes and youth drum performances through the Chicago Park District, local schools and community organizations.

Video: Hooked On Drums 2009 Highlights

More than just a way to “blow off steam” or “keep kids off the street,” the program gets kids hooked on authentic, traditional music, allowing them to explore African heritage while sharpening their minds on a complex musical idiom. And the rhythms are irresistible!

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The Hooked On Drums Studio at Kennicott Park in the Kenwood
neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Hooked On Drums™ is deeply committed to using African music as a vehicle for fostering creativity, curiosity, discipline, self-confidence and well-being in youth—above all, inner-city, at risk youth of diverse ethnic backgrounds. As of November 2013, we are no longer a non-profit and cannot receive tax-deductible donations. Learn more about our Vision here.


Where We're Drumming From:
Our Founder's Vision

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African Drumming:
Kids Deserve the Best

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Drumming in Action:
Videos & Photos

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Our Programs:
Yesterday & Today

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Hooked On Drums:
About Us

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Hooked On Drums is no longer a non-profit organization. We thank these past funders and sponsors for their generous support:

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Quad Communities Development Corporation

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LISC/Chicago New Communities Program

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The Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust

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Open Meadows Foundation

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Kennicott Park & The Chicago Park District

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Target Corporation

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The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation

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Wal-Mart
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Springboard Foundation

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City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs — 2008 Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) grant

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Go Health Insurance

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This project is partially funded by a CityArts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs


HOOKED ON DRUMS™
773-251-8067
Email: info@hookedondrums.org

All contents 2006-2010 Hooked On Drums
Design: Julia D. Stege /
www.graphicgirlz.com

Interested in Hooked On Drums Classes or Performances?
For our Youth Class Schedules & Registration, Click Here
For Adult Classes through Chicago Djembe Project, Click Here
For Classes or Performances at Your Oganization, Send Us an Email


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