What is a Community Drum Circle/Rhythm Jam? It is a rhythmical event where all are welcome regardless of age, experience or musical ability. We encourage creativity and community building through listening to each other, improvising, and respecting each member's contribution. We use multi-cultural drums (you may see African djembes or djun djuns, Brazilian serdos or cuicas, Egyptian dumbeks, Irish hand drums, Indian tablas, Korean and other cultures represented), as well as shakers, wood instruments like claves, bells, tambourines, whistles, boomwhackers (what's a boomwhacker? come and find out!), and homemade instruments (see "what to bring" below). Some facilitation usually happens, to keep newcomers listening for the groove and to help people find the beat or give them simple rhythms to start playing. Much of the time, it goes on its own. There are drum circles which play only culturally specific rhythms, and although we use some traditional rhythms (and welcome and need good drummers!), we don't limit ourselves to them. Extra percussion instruments are often available (you can count on it at our circles), but please bring your own if you have them. "Any time a group of people come together and cooperate in creating an interactive, experiential musical event, they make connections beyond the music produced. In doing so, their community is strengthened and the world is a better place to live in. Share your spirit."
Join us inside or outside. We plan on drumming at Cobbs Hill Park probably starting in June. This is a family friendly circle.
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