Music on the Lawn: The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:30 pm
National Building Museum, West Lawn

Join Folger Theatre for free concerts on the west lawn of the National Building Museum on select Thursdays at 6:30pm before performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Enjoy a free concert by the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, Sisterhood of the Drum, an intergenerational, diverse group of women from DC and surrounding areas who all share a passion for drumming. Founded in 2008 and led by Drumlady Kristen Arant, the BBRC performs tightly sewn compositions of polyrhythms on dun-uns and djembes, along with exciting breaks, contagious songs, and dancing. The BBRC performs to celebrate unity and diversity, and to spread the joy and power of West African drumming to the community at-large. Kristen Arant & the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective recorded their debut album "Roots" in 2016.

The Captain Cookie food truck will be on-site serving their signature cookies and ice cream sandwiches.