Come for the Drum: Baltimore Rhythm Festival

Baltimore Rhythm Festival promotional poster
September 17, 2022
1600 Guilford Ave., Baltimore MD 21202

CCV is excited to support the Baltimore Rhythm Festival, featuring workshops, children’s activities, an open mic, food and craft vendors, and festival drum jams that are like no other. This annual free festival is a community based celebration of the diversity and unity of rhythm based cultural expression in Baltimore and beyond. 

The Yard Stage, Street Stage, and Community Stage will feature a mix of local, national and international performance acts. Festival workshops welcome beginners and those with more experience and are hands on and lots of fun. Bring your drum if you have one, there is a Drum check space for our guests!

Evening Concert: Kulu Mele Dance and Drum Ensemble and Osagyefo Dance Company

Following the free outside events in the yard, the festival will showcase two outstanding performance groups at Center Stage in an evening concert at the Head Theatre.

Since 1969, Kulu Mele Dance and Drum Ensemble has been a leader in sustaining and inspiring generations of performers and audiences to experience the rich musical traditions of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and their West African origins. Their work is internationally celebrated and recognized for their artistry and the contributions they have made to the Black community in the Mid Atlantic region from their homebase in Philadelphia.The Osagyefo Dance Company brings together Ghanaian musicians and dancers from the DMV region with decades of experience to share the joy and artistry of their culture. A relatively new troupe, Osagyefo features outstanding dancers including Mustapha Breimah, Joe Binney, and Nuumo Adjetey Klufio.