ArtBeat for Humanity

ArtBeat for Humanity provides the opportunity for artists with disabilities to utilize the drum not only as an instrument of rhythmic expression, but also as a canvas to share their creative expression through artistic channels. Drum art has been a part of humanity for thousands of years in many diverse cultures around the globe. ArtBeat for Humanity is a unique collaboration and partnership project between REMO, Inc. and Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc., promoting:

  • Social enterprise, defined as any non-profit, for-profit or hybrid corporate form that utilizes market-based strategies to advance a social mission and values

  • Social entrepreneurship describes pioneering individuals who generate innovations that benefit humanity and create a business model of positive impact

  • Social inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This project is in partnership with Remo Belli of Remo Inc.
Remo, Inc. has been the leader in drumhead manufacturing for 50 years. They manufacture a complete line of World Percussion instruments. Most of their products are made with recycled products, in the USA. Remo has been at the forefront of health and wellness in drumming and participates in many organizations that extoll the healing power of music as therapy. HealthRHYTHMS is a new division within Remo Inc. that develops and provides materials, programs, training and the latest research supporting the use of drumming as an effective means for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Artbeat for Humanity dovetails well with Remo’s ongoing efforts to integrate group drumming as a valuable intervention within traditional medicine.

Brochures from ABH events:



ABH Buyers and Donors

  • Buyers

    Mark Wilson; Administrator, Hawaiian House

  • Kevin and Robin Mooney, Permanent Collection at the Mooney Family Law Firm

  • Brock Kaericher; President, REMO Inc.

  • Jerry Andis; Former ASD Board of Directors Member

  • Judith Pinkerton; Executive Director, Center for Creative Therapeutic Arts

  • Charles Menghini; President, VanderCook College of Music

  • Al Mooney; Attorney

  • Ping Ho; Director, UCLArts and Healing

  • Helen Dolas, CEO/Founder of ASD

  • Donors

    Remo and Ami Belli; Founder, REMO Inc.

  • Mickey Hart; Drummer, Grateful Dead

  • Joe Lamond; President, NAMM

  • Fred Gretsch; President, Gretsch Musical Instruments

  • Matthew Carter; Vice President, Music, Arts & Culture & Executive Director, Music Crossroads at the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association

  • Madeline Alfano

  • Gerry Gomez and Spasmaotica Graphics

  • REMO, Inc.

Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.

3626 E. Pacific Coast Highway  Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 982-0247  |  Fax: (562) 982-0254
  |  Department of Developmental Services
www.dds.ca.gov (916) 654.1987