Performers

Elemental Level

We are an improvisation-based African drum circle and our music features hand-made African Djembes and related percussion. Please take your time to explore our site, learn about our feelings for drumming, and sample our music in our on-line store, Apple iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, or one of the many other content providers. We hope that we can help you find a way to bring our music to where it fits best in your personal or professional life.

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Bill Emery (Left) and Trip Kinzie (Right)

Lost Brothers Drum Circle

Lost Brothers is a drum circle that available for performance for your programming needs. This group is made up of adult players from the Chicagoland area. Performances are both educational and entertaining. Players discuss the history and function of the African drum circle instruments and their own journey in the drumming process. The history and cultural significance of the rhythms presented open up your performance to include discussions of Africa’s amazing geography.

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Bill Emery (Left), Keith Knapcik (2nd from Left), Trip Kinzie (3rd from Left), John Welzenbach (Right)

Lost Brothers has performed for:

  • Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School– Chicago, IL
  • Horace Mann Elementary School– Oak Park, IL
  • Wyndemere Senior Living– Wheaton, IL
  • First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights– Arlington Heights, IL
  • Angie’s Riviera Coffee Shop– Arlington Heights, IL
  • Vaughan’s Pub– Chicago, IL

Lost Brothers performing at Wyndemere Senior Living Center. Wheaton, IL

Please e-mail Summit Educational Services to arrange for your Lost Brothers performance!

Unum Drum Circle

The Unum Drum Circle brings the excitement of African drumming to your school! This program is specifically designed to function as an after-school activity.

Led by a twenty year veteran teacher, this program brings students together to form one cohesive African drum circle! Students can be from a range of grades, one grade, or one specific classroom.

Please click here to e-mail learn more about bringing Unum to your school!

On stage performance with Unum. House of Blues Chicago.

On stage performance with Unum. House of Blues Chicago.


On stage performance with Unum. House of Blues Chicago.

On stage performance with Unum. House of Blues Chicago.

 Mystic Rhythms Drum Circle

Mystic Rhythms Drum Circle brings the joy of drum circles to your school, institution, or park district program. By offering Mystic Rhythms, you can add a dynamic cultural activity to your organization! This activity is perfect for children and adults!

Summit Educational Services will provide the instructor and all instruments needed to launch and maintain a drum circle for your organization. Suggested class size is a maximum of fifteen participants.

Elemental Level leading a session of Mystic Rhythms Drum Circle for Young Peace Keepers
Elgin, IL