Rippers at ORF
At Peachland's Heritage Park.
Left to right: J Clark, Isabel Chen, Diana McGregor, Drew Makepeace & Dave Corbeil

The Rippers are a drumming group based in Penticton, BC, dedicated to performing traditional West African percussion music. They perform in and around the Okanagan region at events, festivals, concerts, etc. To keep abreast of the Rippers' events, Like us on Facebook.

Performances:Thanks to everyone who stuck to see the Rippers pop-up in Rotary Park on June 29! The sun finally came out as did the drums! We will be taking a break next week and hope to be back with a brand new dundun dance piece. Will keep you posted..

Rippers love to party! Here we are playing Kuku de Maoka & Zaouli at a 2013 Christmas Party.
Rippers at ORF
Rippers at the 2012 Okanagan Rhythm Fest at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Rippers at ORF
OK Falls Kids' Day. Check out the video!
A pop-up performance at Rotary Park with audience dancing.
Rippers at Naramata
The Rippers at Naramata Market.
Rippers at ORF
Rippers at Peachland playing Djole.

Contact Info:

    For booking information, email Drew Makepeace at

    For general information about drumming events, classes and workshops
    in the Okanagan Valley, visit