600 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
I was driving on Rhode Island Ave yesterday and saw some African drums on the side of the road. Curious, I parked and walked in the the store, and it was AWESOME. Essentially, ‘Hand on Drums’ is a pop-up inside a community space headed by these guys from Ghana who sell drums, give drum classes, and hold workshops. But more importantly, they support multiple organizations, notably ‘The Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project’ and ‘Drumming up From Poverty’, which help to keep kids off the streets and provides young men and women with craftsman jobs.
Anyways, I probably spent 45mns with them and they are so nice, genuine, and trying to make a difference with their pop-up.
Address is 600 Rhode Island Avenue NE, across the street from the Autozone.”