Kristin Arant
The DrumLady

The DrumLady, Kristen Arant, is a percussionist, vocalist, teaching artist and activist. Originally a classically-trained oboe player, she is one of the DMV area's foremost djembe drummers.


Kristen teaches music in the Washington, DC school system, is founder of the non-profit Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project, a non-profit that teaches women to play West African drums, is leader of Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, an intergenerational West African drum performance group, and she teaches drum lessons in-person, online and via pre-recorded digital video.

Orpheus Music assists Kristen with production, marketing and merchandising services to support her brand and product marketing. This includes video shoots and editing, creative and graphics services, social media management, advertising and promotion, as well as content and technical support services for The DrumLady website.