Electronic Press Kit

About Rhythm Village

In 2001, Gabriel Harris founded Rhythm Village with the vision of sharing the heart and spirit of African music and culture with the world. Since that time, Rhythm Village has presented countless performances and experiential workshops to engage a wide variety of audiences, from ballrooms to boardrooms.

We work closely with the community of African music and other musicians and dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond, to provide exceptional events that are perfect for every occasion.

Gabriel Harris, Percussionist

In addition to running Rhythm Village, Gabriel Harris provides musical support for singer-songwriters and bands, performs solo for special events, yoga workshops, and sound healings, and records and teaches. Son of famed folk musician Joan Baez, and political activist David Harris, he has been immersed in music and social justice since birth.

Our Approach

Every event we produce is unique, and our cast of all-star performers and educators truly bring a sense of celebration and joy every time. It is our philosophy that music should bring people together and raise their spirits; we love to play and we love to share. Whenever possible, we include our audience with interactive participation, and do our best to make each event special and different from the last. It is our hope to complete your next event with a touch of rhythm!


  • High energy West African drumming and dancing
  • Traditional griot music
  • Beautiful ambiance music with a cultural touch
  • Musical accompaniment for yoga and meditation
  • Workshops
  • Hands on learning programs
  • Engaging team building workshops


  • Hands on learning programs
  • Engaging team building workshops

Praise For Rhythm Village

“RV will take you there. They give great groove. Their powerful and fun rhythms will let your spirit fly!”

Mickey Hart
Percussionist, Grateful Dead

“Gabe, thank you and Rhythm Village for coming to LOHAS. Your event helped us close our conference on an emotional high; it added something special and unique, really lifted our spirits and brought us together as a group unlike anything prior. We look forward to having you back!”

Brad Warkins
President, Conscious Media

Satisfied Clients


Cisco Systems

Kaiser Permanente


Young Presidents Organization




Gaiam / Real Goods

Sutter Health

St. Luke’s Hospital

Oakland Zoo

Safari West

The Dahlin Group

Keiser fitness equipment

Emery Bay Public Market

Robert Young Winery

St. Rita’s School in SF

Marin Lutheran Church

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo

SNAP youth programs

RSVP San Francisco

Music in Schools Today



Contact Rhythm Village Today!

Bring the gift of groove to your next event.