Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Oakland’s Premier World Percussion Party!

All-Star Drummers LIVE and UNPLUGGED

Rhythm Cafe Culture: Delicious International Cuisine, Friendly One Love Music Crowd and JAW-DROPPING BEATS.

If you love drums and percussion, the Only-in-Oakland RHYTHM CAFE serves up mouth-watering rhythms and arrangements from Mali, Havana, Brazil, Oakland, Haiti and New Orleans LIVE and UNPLUGGED. Cross-cultural drums and percussion, scintillating solos and arrangements, tremendous energy.

Grammy-nominated Rhythm Cafe artists have included:

  • Javier Navarette (Aretha Franklin, Poncho Sanchez)
  • Edgardo Cambon (Carlos Santana, Eddie Palmieri)
  • Patricio Angulo (Fito Reynoso, LoCura)
  • Jeff Pierre (Afoutayi, Dance Party, Path of Light)
  • Ben Isaacs (Nabi Camara, Pangea)
  • Kiazi Malonga (Fua dia Congo)
  • Bobby Wallace (Bonnie Riatt, Margareth Menezes)
  • Wade Peterson (Rhythm Addicts, Marin Dance Theater)
  • John Santos (Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente)

RHYTHM CAFE performs in Oakland, CA, the hotbed of Cross Collaboration and Culture



Join members of Oakland’s renowned Rhythm Cafe percussion ensemble for live percussion performances. Original compositions by the Bay Area’s top drummers and vocalists.

Rhythm Cafe…Where Culture Meets Creativity.

Saturdays at Bissap Baobab Oakland:

  • February 24, 2018
  • March 24, 2018 (With Special Guests the LAV8 Drum Orchestra)
  • April 28, 2018
  • May 26, 2018
  • June 23, 2018

Featuring Ben Isaacs, Bobby Wallace, Patricio Angulo, and Valentino King McCoy.

Nightly Schedule
9:30-10:30pm: Live Percussion and Voice with the Rhythm Cafe Drummers
10:30-11pm: DJ spinning music from Brazil, Cuba, Africa and Oakland
11pm-11:30pm: Live High Energy Drum Hit with the Rhythm Cafe Drummers + Friends
11:30pm – 1am: DJ Dance

Bissap Baobab Senegalese Restaurant
381 15th Street
Oakland, CA
Cover charge: $10

  • Located in resurgent and vitalized downtown Oakland
  • Lip-smacking West African food and One Love vibe
  • 9:30pm start time…come early for dinner, stay late for dancing!