Welcome to Drum Brothers!


You can now register for Drum Brothers annual End-of-Summer Rhythm Gathering, Sept 16 - 18 at the Cane Ridge Center just outside of Lincoln, Montana. This is sure to be a great weekend full of African drumming and dance, good food, community, and fun! You can register for rhythm exploration (new drummers are welcome!) and there's also the option to build your own drum. Click here for the details.
Watch Drum Brothers appearance on the Emmy Award winning Montana PBS program, 11th & Grant. Here is a link to the entire show. See their performance of Denadon below.

Featured Artists


Drum Brothers

World percussion ensemble - high energy performances, workshops & retreats, and recordings.


Matthew Marsolek

Performer, composer, educator, event facilitator.


A Musical Dreamtime Journey

Contemplative music celebrating the solstice season - performed in the round with wind instruments, percussion, and voice.


Drum Brothers Drums

Hand crafted djembes, ashikos, dunun, and frame drums - created by Dave Marsolek & Tracy Topp.

Drum Brothers music player

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  • Matthew Marsolek on TEDx

    Matthew's talk entitled, "The Language of West African Drumming and the ease of synchrony", is now available on Youtube.

    Matthew has a new page which features his work as a composer in a variety of different styles. Click here to take a look and a listen!

  • Drum Tuning

    For hand drummers and dunun players, check out these Tuning Instructions which you can view and download.

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Rhythm Retreats


"If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm!"

Along with concerts and workshops around the region, Drum Brothers host two annual residential rhythm retreats, the Boulder River Rhythm Retreat, south of Big Timber, Montana, and the End-of-Summer Rhythm Gathering, just outside of Lincoln, Montana. Activities include: rhythm classes in the West African tradition, song circles, the option to build a drum, and African dance classes. Each evening we'll gather for a community rhythm circle and in the mornings, we'll be treated to a musical wake up and the option of gentle yoga. And don't forget the great food we have at each event!