Hi, I’m Daveed.
“The World is a giant drum just waiting to be played.” — Tao Te Drum I
Rhythm is an expression of that lifeline. It is the basic building block of all life. It provides continuity, but more importantly it provides a frame of reference. The drum is found in almost every culture throughout most of recorded history. It ties us together as a global community.
Welcome to the home of KIDS DRUM Baltimore and DrumFest!
KIDS DRUM / DrumFest! is a hands-on, multicultural drumming experience for people of all ages presented by percussionist Daveed Korup. DrumFest! promotes a rhythm-based, arts-integrated approach to core learning. Activities range from in-school assembly and artist residency projects to designing to building percussion playgrounds. The menu of possibilities is only limited by your imagination.
KIDS DRUM are programs for preschool-aged children up to seven years old. DrumFest! programs are for students seven years old and up. Everything needed to plan a KIDS DRUM / DrumFest! experience can be found on this site. All activities are structured to foster a safe environment in which participants can create, explore, play and learn.
KIDS DRUM / DrumFest! is ideal for:
- Schools & Communities
- Children & Families
- Teachers & Staff
- Neighborhoods & Parks
- Corporate & Non-Profit Organizations