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“Curious, I parked and walked in the the store, and it was AWESOME”

by Prince Of Petworth April 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm 12 Comments

600 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

“Dear PoPville,

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.”

  • Brett M

    Are the drums reasonably priced? Can you give a price range?

  • anon

    Drums range from $70 to $375 for the full sized professional ones. The full-sized ones include tuning, and servicing

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  • v

    Michael McConaughey! It’s his dream spot..

    • Dazed and Confused

      Or his brother, Matthew.

      • PopOverWork

        hahahahaha. yes.

      • V

        Whoops!! that’s totally what I meant

  • MPinDC

    Thanks for posting! They had a pop-up shop off of NY Ave but closed down earlier this year. Glad to see they’ve re-opened/offering drum lessons

  • Carter

    Saw a class in session on my way home from home depot. It looked like a good time. Best of luck to them.

  • Neighborly


  • christanyc

    Excited to hear about this business! Can’t wait to stop in and check it out.


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