Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fun at the Teddy Bear Picnic in Lake Placid!

What a fun time in Lake Placid with Soma Beat and Wulaba Drum "doing their thing" for the kids and adults at the Teddy Bear Picnic in Lake Placid last Sunday! Lots of smiles going around!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Join us for First Night in Saranac Lake!

Wulaba Drum and Soma Beats will be performing Tuesday December 31, 2013 at the Saranac Lake Library.  There will be two shows: 8PM and 9PM.  This is a child-friendly show and there will be audience participation during the Community dance at the end.  Come celebrate the new year with us!  For the full schedule go to:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Juneteenth Celebration at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid Sunday June 19th!

Come join Soma Beats dancers and Wulaba Drum West African drumming for the Father's Day Juneteenth Celebration - John Brown's Farm, Lake Placid, NY - Sunday June 19th 2011 12noon - 5pm:

12-1PM - Community Drum Circle - bring an instrument, spoons, pots and pans

1-2PM - Kid's Corner in the Barn -- recycled instrument making class Bring: empty toilet paper and/or paper towel holders

2-4PM - A " Celebration of Freedom "Spirit of West Africa in Poetry, Music and Dance" (Light picnic fare will be provided, bring additional items as needed or wanted)

4-5PM - Community Dance

Summer Drum and Dance Classes Beginning June 21st!

This summer, we have a new home for our African dance classes with Soma Beats! The dance studio is Mountains in Motion in Saranac Lake, NY.

Also new is beginner African drumming classes (djembe drums) with James of Wulaba Drum. You can sign up for both drum and dance class eight weeks for only $80!

If you prefer to sign up for just one or the other, the details are below:

8 week Summer Session: Tuesdays June 21—August 16th (Skip July5th)

6-7pm Beginner African Drum Class with Wulaba
—limited number of Djembes are available
$12 per class; $44 / 4 class card; $80 full series card

7-8:30 African Dance Class
$15 per class; $52 / 4 class card; $80 full series card

Sign up for drum and/or dance classes

Contact:, call 518-791-9586, or visit SOMABEATS on facebook for more details.  For drumming information, contact James at 518-524-1834

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wulaba Drum and Soma Beats Perform for Reason2Smile Fundraiser

Below are some videos from our latest performance at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts as part of Reason2Smile's Annual Fundraiser. This Soma Beats dancers have been practicing for months and just got nifty new outfits just for this performance!