Catherine Veilleux offers all services related to the djembe. Gatineau / Ottawa


My djembe activities are on hold at the moment.
Sorry for this inconvenience.

I am passionate about the djembe. Discover this fascinating culture!

Djembe classes for all levels

Djembe workshops everywhere

Amazing drums, skins and sticks for sale



Ayant fait plusieurs stages en Guinée pour étudier les percussions africaines, j’ai conscience du gouffre impossible à saisir entre différents univers et je suis habitée par le fait que notre vision du monde est très incomplète, comme notre perception de ce qui se trouve directement devant nous. Je cherche continuellement à démontrer par mes photos qu’il y a énormément de beauté et d’apprentissages personnels à réaliser si on prend le temps de regarder autrement. Je joue avec les reflets et les ombrages dans l’eau, j’observe de petits détails et je compose mes images en utilisant des points de vue originaux. Je désire piquer la curiosité, interpeller et soulever des réflexions.

Next exhibition

Galerie Old Chelsea: 19 mai au 7 juin 2023 



Call of the djembe

Winner for Best documentary at ASIFF 2021

Winner of People's Choice at Vues d'Afrique 2021

Winner of best sound track on Culture & Diversity film festival

Mention of Commendation at CANADIAN SHORTS


From the time he was a child, Dartagnan Camara knew his destiny. Follow him to Guinea where he shares how he became a musician, in a family where becoming an artist was strictly prohibited. He recounts his childhood runaways and his plots to become an international artist, despite his father's ban. His determination to follow his destiny is an inspiring story to all, no matter the call.

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BADERA a documentary by Catherine Veilleux


Talented percussionists from Guinea, living without resources in extreme poverty, practice their art and live in a building on stilts that they built themselves; a refuge where we witness their daily challenges and their efforts to break through as artists. Badera is an inspiring story of courage and mutual aid, at the heart of Mandingo music.


Watch it now


Journal d'une djembefola

Buy my book "Journal d'une djembefola"  (French edition).

It tells stories of my trips to Guinea and my quest to become a djembefola.


DjembEvolution album

This first album from Dartagnan Camara is a cocktail of rhythm and percussion; a fusion between Mandingue, Latin and Contemporary melodies.

Dartagnan is a great source of inspiration for his generation and this album is THE djembe CD  you want. 

To buy the album online or to listen to a sample, click here.

 Watch my TED talk


High energy, beautiful energy, soothing energy. Catherine is an incredible drummer. Her passion flows from her and out through the drum.

- Janice