Internationally renowned Japanese percussionist and joy-affirming performer, Kumi Masunaga, has traveled with her vibrant music and zest from Africa to the Americas to Asia. She has shared a stage with the world’s change-makers such as Jane Goodall and David Beckham and has performed with some of the great names in today’s yoga and kirtan scene including Kevin James, Shiva Rea, Dave Stringer and Geshe Michael Roach.
Tens of thousands of people have drummed with Kumi in her drum circles, team building sessions, classrooms, parties and wellness retreats since she founded Drum Jam in Hong Kong twenty years ago. As a percussionist, she recognizes the extraordinary power of rhythm as a healing, unifying and transformational tool, which can benefit people of all ages, from corporate executives to special-needs, cancer survivors and the elderly.
With a wealth of experience and boundless enthusiasm, Kumi is now a certified trainer helping others to facilitate human potential through rhythm. She is currently offering evidence based HealthRHYTHMS Online wellness programs to communities and individuals in need.
Drum-Jam Founder, Performing percussionist
REMO endorsee global facilitator
Village Music Circles certified global trainer
HealthRhythms® trained facilitator
UCLArts & Healing certified Music Medicine facilitator
Rhythm2Recovery trained facilitator