WHO WE ARE

Kumi Masunaga

The Team

All Drum Jam facilitators are genuinely gifted performers and inspirational motivators.  They use their musical prowess to transform the simple rhythm harmonies created by people who have never touched a musical instrument, into an invigorating, harmonic composition. 

David Beckham shared a stage with Drum Jam Hong Kong's Kumi Masunaga and African drummers at AIA Wellness event in Hong Kong
Drum Jam Hong Kong's African drummers are not only men. Our female drummers are as powerful as their male counterparts!
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Internationally acclaimed Japanese percussionist Kumi Masunaga is a REMO artist and founder of Drum Jam, based in Hong Kong. She has traveled from Africa to the Americas to Asia, learning rhythms to ignite her team-building programs. She has shared the stage with leading change-makers and wellness leaders including Jane Goodall, David Beckham, Shiva Rea and Dave Stringer.

For over twenty years, tens of thousands of people have experienced her corporate team building, classrooms, parties and wellness retreats. She is trained in the evidence-based HealthRHYTHMS, and is a certified Music Medicine Facilitator, Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator, and Village Music Circles trainer. In response to the COVID pandemic, she is now offering online drum programs for communities and individuals.

“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.”

 

Jane Goodall
 

“Kumi is a great representation of someone taking

the facilitated drum circle concept into a county and culture and with patience

and perseverance created a recreational drumming movement and drumming community.”

 

Arthur Hull

Village Music Circles, author, Drum Circle Spirit: Facilitating Human Potential Through Rhythm

Kumi is a Village Music Circles' certified global trainer. She teaches how to facilitate human potential through rhythm in her hands-on facilitator training programme. 

Japanese taiko drum beats cheer up the marathon runners at NWS Geo Hero Run event in Hong Kong, organized by NWS Holdings Limited and curated by RunOurCity Foundation Ltd.

“Kumi Masunaga is the living embodiment of infectious enthusiasm.”

 

South China Morning Post

“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.”

 

Christine Stevens

author, Music Medicine

founder, UpBeat Drum Circles
 

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for you and your team's awesome facilitation and performance for our National Conference. 

I was especially impressed by Kumi's passion about music and how she uses music to connect the heart, mind and body of the participants. Highly creative!"

Chanel Hong Kong Ltd.

Kumi is an endorser of Remo, the world’s leading drum and percussion brand in U.S.A. since 2001. 

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Let's take a deep breath and tune into the gentle rhythms of life.  Make it a full-screen and feel the spaciousness that is in you. (The video is 40 second long.)

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David Beckham and Drum Jam drummers