Drum Jam founder, musician, facilitator, trainer
Internationally acclaimed Japanese percussionist Kumi Masunaga is a REMO artist and the Founder of Drum Jam, a drumming company based in Hong Kong. She has traveled from Africa to the Americas to Asia, learning rhythms to ignite her team-building and community empowerment programs. She has shared the stage with leading change-makers and inspiring wellness advocates, including Jane Goodall, David Beckham, Shiva Rea and Dave Stringer.
Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of people around the world have experienced her corporate team building, classrooms, community events and wellness retreats. She is also an evidence-based HealthRHYTHMS and Music Medicine facilitator and Village Music Circles trainer. In response to the COVID pandemic, she is offering online and in-person music programs for communities and individuals.
Drum Jam is a Hong Kong-based drumming company, founded in 2001 by Japanese percussionist Kumi Masunaga. All Drum Jam facilitators are genuinely gifted performers and inspirational motivators.
We harness the power of drum beats and deliver it to you through a range of inspirational performances and activities, both virtually and in person.
Our hands-on programmes include ones for corporate entertainment, team-building, health & wellness, schools, children’s parties and community empowerment. We can perform at any location, for groups large or small.
What people say about us...
“Kumi Masunaga is the
living embodiment of
Dr Jane Goodall
“Thank you so much for all the joy you brought to our dinner last night.Your energy and love of life and movement truly lifted the room.You are a great group and
I wish you all the luck in the world.”
author, Music Medicine
founder, UpBeat Drum Circles
“Kumi is a shining example of this work and play in the world.
A highly skilled percussionist, musician, Kumi has built a powerful company to inspire team building, wellness, and community building.”
"It has been our pleasure to work with Kumi and her team for the past few years. Kumi and her team deliver engaging and inspiring team building programmes.
I was especially impressed by Kumi's passion about music and how she makes use of music to connect the heart, mind and body of the participants.
Village Music Circles
author, Drum Circle Spirit
“Kumi is a great representation of
someone taking the facilitated
drum circle concept into
a country and culture and
with patience and perseverance
created a recreational drumming
HK Cancer Fund
"Our members' health and
well-being are definitely
Kumi's story was featured as 'Amazing Human of Hong Kong' in "Precious Hong Kong" online magazine recently. She talks about one of her most memorable drum circle experiences as well as how Drum Jam began in this video interview.
"Percussionist Kumi Masunaga was kidnapped as a child, found freedom on Lamma Island and believes in the benefits of drumming." Kumi's life story was featured on South China Morning Post, in a section called MY LIFE. Click here to read.
Kumi is an endorser of Remo, the world’s leading drum brand since 2001. See all her favourite drums on this page!