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Kumi Masunaga

Drum Jam founder, musician, facilitator, trainer

Internationally renowned Japanese percussionist and joy-affirming performer, Kumi Masunaga is a REMO artist and the Founder of Drum Jam, a drumming company based in Hong Kong.  With her vibrant music and zest, Kumi has travelled from Africa to the Americas to Asia, learning rhythms to ignite her team-building and community empowerment programs. She has shared the stage with the world's change-makers such as Jane Goodall and David Beckham and performed at numerous events worldwide. 

Tens of thousands of people have drummed with Kumi in her drum circles, team-building sessions, classrooms, festivals, and wellness retreats since she founded Drum Jam in Hong Kong over twenty years ago.  She is trained in the evidence-based HealthRHYTHMS and is a certified Music Medicine  facilitator and Village Music Circles global trainer. During the COVID pandemic, she conducted online drum programs internationally. 

Kumi Bio

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.

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Drum Jam is a Hong Kong-based drumming company, founded by Japanese percussionist, REMO artist, Kumi Masunaga in 2001.
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Mission Statement

Drum Jam brings the power of rhythm

  • to inspire individuals,

  • to build communities,

  • to celebrate life, and

  • to promote peace and wellness in our world.

We uplift, inspire and unite people through our interactive music programmes. 

Contact us today and find out more. 

What people say about us...

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South China Morning Post

“Kumi Masunaga is the

living embodiment of

infectious enthusiasm.”

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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.”

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Christine Stevens

“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.”

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"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.

Highly creative!!"

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Arthur Hull

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

movement and

drumming community.”

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Hong Kong Cancer Fund

"Our members' health and

well-being are definitely

benefitted from

your contributions!" 


Drum Circle Facilitation Training

Drum circle facilitator Kumi Masunaga with big smile, facilitating a drum circle
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Kumi is a Village Music Circles' certified Global Trainer.  She and her team will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation.  Click here to find out more.  

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Japanese percussionist and drum circle facilitator Kumi Masunaga is a REMO artist and its endorsee international facilitator since 2001. Remo is the world's leading drum and percussion brand in U.S.A.

Kumi has been an endorser of Remo, the world’s leading drum brand since 2001. See all her favourite drums, read how she drummed with 11,000 other drummers in Hong Kong and watch her featured videos on her page at Remo's website!  

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"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.   Click here to read.

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Kumi's story was featured as 'Amazing Human of Hong Kong' in the Precious Hong Kong online magazine.


She talks about one of her most memorable drum circle experiences as well as how Drum Jam began in this video interview.

DRUM JAM Professional Accreditation

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