Contact: Yorel Lashley, Director and Founder
Drum Power is a youth leadership program. Young people get an opportunity to learn West African Traditional, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming. They also learn the cultural/historical significance to build self-esteem and self-confidence. They learn through discovering the rewards of discipline, teamwork, creativity, responsibility and self-respect. These elements are the foundations of Drum Power. The outcomes are respect for others, leadership, and positive contributions to the world. Since 2001, Drum Power has served more than 3,000 young people in New York City and Madison, Wisconsin.