Drum Circle at New Guinea Sculpture Garden

  • April 21, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • the New Guinea Sculpture Gardens

I saw this location on a website that lists drum circles all across the country and in other parts of the world. I checked it out last year, but never found any drummers there. I think it would be a great location for a drum circle, but we need to keep in mind that it's private property. The location is in an obscure area of the Stanford Campus.  It's not really a garden at all, but more like a small rectangular forested area, bounded on four sides by campus streets. The sculptures, done by artists from New Guinea, are scattered around and are somewhat interesting. Two of the sculptures, made of wood, are hollow and can be used as drums. To use them, some sort of striker or mallet will be needed. There are several benches in the area but I didn't see any restrooms. Bring a chair or something to sit on.

You can see the exact location by looking at the map link above, or you can set your GPS to the intersection of Lomita Drive and Santa Teresa Street on the Stanford Campus. There is plenty of street parking that is unregulated on weekends.

 

 

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  • Gary W

    Nice spot. Sorry I had to go just as the groove set in. Thanks Alan & John.

    April 21, 2013

  • Cheryl R.

    Such a great spot! Thanks to everyone who made it.

    April 21, 2013

  • Bill W.

    Great drummers, drumming, venue, weather and most pleasant and fun afternoon. Drumming on the alligator sculpture was challenging, but good base sound and fun.

    April 21, 2013

    • Bill W.

      I forgot to mention that Google Maps presented reliable and easy-to-use directions within 20 feet of the site

      April 21, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    The weather was great and it's a lovely location. On the downside, we had far too many "no-shows". Out of 21 yes RSVPs, nine showed up. Three drummers attended who were not members of the group, for a total of 12. Three passers-by joined in for one song. We had some good beats and rhythms going until around 3:30.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pleasant weather and drumming.....make for great afternoon!

    April 21, 2013

  • Cheryl R.

    I still haven't got a drum, If anyone has an extra I can use for Sunday, I'd be grateful:)

    April 20, 2013

    • DjembeJohn

      You might not be able to use the same drum for the whole meetup, but we always have extra equipment available to use. Don't worry.

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    something came up with the family... see you at the next event :)

    April 20, 2013

  • Sandy C

    I still have some tendonitis going in my hand so I may just hang out and listen.

    April 20, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    I just added a pointer on the map connected to the link above. It shows exactly where the drum circle will be. If you don't know the campus, it's important to look at the map, or set your GPS to the intersection of Lomita Drive and Santa Teresa Street on the Stanford Campus. I will not be able to give directions. I get lost on the Stanford campus without my GPS.

    April 17, 2013

  • Mary

    I hate to miss this, but friends are visiting from out of town. Have fun...catch you next time!

    April 16, 2013

  • Cheryl R.

    I may need to borrow a drum if I haven't got one yet but am looking forward to drumming outside!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Bob M.

    Thanks!
    Bob

    March 20, 2013

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