Hours : Mon-Sat/11-6pm & Sun/12-5pm

Call us: 413-586-0998 or email: info@downtownsounds.com

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As of Wednesday August 11th, 2021, The Northampton Board of Health issued a mask order for all local businesses to require masks indoors for both employees and customers regardless of vaccination status.

Updated 10/12/21 – New Workshop!

Middle Eastern Rhythms and the Dumbek

Downtown Sounds will offer an hour long workshop on middle eastern rhythms and the dumbek drum on:

Saturday, October 23rd from Noon -1pm

The cost of the workshop is $32.00

No experience is necessary to take this class, and drums will be provided. In the workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to get a good sound from the drum, including the three basic tones: dum, tek, and kah.  Once you are getting good sound, you’ll learn some of the basic rhythms of Arabic and Balkan music including the maksum (which is the basic belly dance beat), the malfuf, the Greek 9 (devatorka), and the two basic 7/8 rhythms (lesnoto and racenica).

The workshop will be taught by Downtown Sounds founder Joe Blumenthal, who has been playing Balkan and Arabic music for many years in a variety of different bands.If you’ve ever been intrigued by the exotic sounds of eastern rhythms, this is a great opportunity to learn about them.

To sign up please call us: 413-586-0998

or email: info@downtownsounds.com


Welcome to Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op! Located in Northampton, Massachusetts since 1976 and working as a co-op since 2019, we’ve got all your guitar, percussion, and orchestral needs covered!


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