Panzumo Drum and Dance Company

Panzumo, based in Santa Barbara, California, was formed in 1998 by Budhi Harlow, and has performed all over Southern California since inception. Steeped in djembe drum and dance, Panzumo creates an uplifting and transformational experience for all. Their live performances are unforgettable, and they are known for their collaborations with classical and jazz musicians, and dancers and drummers from other world traditions.

Past performance venues + clients include The Granada Theater, Lotusland, Tisza Wine, ASKenya, Shutters on the Beach, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, SB Downtown Organization for 1st Thursday, SB Museum of Natural History, SB Dance Alliance, Marjorie Luke Theater, Center Stage Theater, Summer Solstice, USCB, SB City College, and more.

Budhi Harlow - Creative Director & Founder


 Budhi Harlow is musician, composer, drum teacher, and dynamic performer. He has produced 6 albums all based on or inspired by West African Rhythms. He has been sharing his passion for music and dance to children and adults for over 14 years. Budhi has studied drum and dance all over the world; primarily in Senegal, where he lived on and off for 9 years. He offers professional training in the djembe tradition in Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA. Budhi also specializes in melodic percussion, including the zumo and tongue drums, and hammer dulcimer. He has collaborated with incredible musicians from all over the South Coast, including Stefana Dadas, Ray Tischer, Stephen Kelly,Brandon Jarret, Paul Forester, Dramane Kone, Ken Ryals, and Ted Lennon.

Creator of the Rhythm, Song and Dance Program, Budhi has designed cutting edge creative arts education. His program is seen all over the south coast in preschools, elementary and high schools, universities, special needs, brain injured, retirement and hospice. Budhi's work is alive with super vitality, drawing from a wide variety of deep, ancient wisdom traditions (especially African and Native American). His vision and action is to integrate Rhythm, Song and Dance into all aspects of our modern society. Budhi has also worked with local dance companies, including Hip Brazil, Los Olivos Dance Gallery, and Rio Mesa's Dance Team.

Budhi is available for all manner of performance and presentations, call (805) 966-4604.

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Lisa Beck - Artistic Director & Choreographer

Lisa Beck has been spreading light and expressing her joy through music and dance in the Santa Barbara area for the past 13 years. She offers weekly classes, monthly workshops and quarterly retreats in dance, voice, drumming, wellness and women’s circles. She believes that we are here to express divine love through our unique gifts, and that life is supposed to be joyous, juicy and FUN!

Lisa is choreographer for Bollywood Party Dance Fitness DVD with Hemalayaa and Yoga, Tribe, and Culture Films , and has performed as back-up singer for Vanessa Isaac and Hip Brazil

Her weekly classes and monthly workshops in dance and drum are extremely popular in Santa Barbara. 

Visit the Lisa Beck Living website, her hub for all things dance, music, wellness, and transformation.

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