The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective is a women-led, intergenerational, diverse group of African drummers and students from DC and surrounding areas. The group was founded in 2008 by Kristen Arant, and has grown since then. The Rhythm Collective performs compositions of polyrhythms on dun-uns and djembes, alongside dancing. Their debut album was recorded by Kristen Arant and the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective in 2016 under the title “Roots”, a celebration of West-African drumming and music.
Baltimore Rhythm Festival
September 9, 2023
12Noon - 9PM (stay for the evening concert)
1600 Guilford Ave, Baltimore MD 21202
Free Outdoor Festival + evening concert