The African Drum


Multiple Venues

Jaunary 29-March 7



Our perennial favorite for African-American History Month! The African Drum is a truly magical "shadow puppet-and-people" show beloved by children for almost three decades. Come listen to the wit, wisdom and humor of four wondrous African folktales told by our drummer, our storyteller, our talented cast of performers - and See-More, our hallmark puppet. Listen to the beat of the African rhythms as they reveal the exciting musical adventure of the little girl Kijana, her animal friends, and the Zimwe (bad man) who tricks her. Learn How The Turtle Got Its Shell, How The Animals Got Their Colors, and why the Egret Flies Free all woven together within Kijana's Tale.

“My rating on African Drum is Excellent! Outstanding! Superb! Each and every year, my classes absolutely love the show. I, myself, never get tired of it even though I have now seen it many, many times… Keep up the good work! It is learning applications like this that truly makes learning fun !“ - Teacher, PS 225 Queens


Jan 29, 30, Feb 1, 2, 12, 13, Mar 5, 6, 7 all at 1030AM; Feb 9 and Mar 2 at 11AM, at PS 3 The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Avenue Brooklyn 11216;

Feb 6, 7, 8- 10AM and 1130AM each day at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Queens 11432

Feb 15 - 10AM and 1130AM at Hostos College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx 10451

Feb 27 and 28 - 1030AM at NEW LOCATION: PS 186X in the Bronx, 750 Jennings Street, Bronx 10459

March 1 - 10AM and 1130AM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC 10025

See More Reviews Ticket prices: Group rates for shows $8.00
For individual tickets $10 in advance/$15 at the door for Weekdays and Weekend Family Shows

 Call (212) 724-0677 to Make a Reservation