The Tampa Community Drum Circle/monthly w bon fire Independance themed

The Tampa Community Drum circle ( TCDC) is a fun family bon fire/ potluck hand drumming event organized by belly & fire dancer- D.J. Palumbo. The event is held out doors for hand drummers, dancers and those whom wish to share rhythms. We welcome all meet up members & non members, beginners, professionals that maintain & practice peace. Non religious event. We meet every 1st Saturday of the month from 6pm to 10pm except in June. To maintain drumming equality there is No Drum Facilitator. it is a rounded circle ...the beats will take us where ever it may into the night.... WE drum together as One.



Admission to the drum circle event is $3.00 THIS special rate of $3.00 IS ONLY FOR NIGHTS of THE TAMPA COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE... Children under 1 are free and Free parking!!! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Drum rentals will be sometimes be AVAILABLE ( not always) for $5.00 each ( with drivers license)


The next drum circle IS: Saturday July 5th the theme is red white & blue for independence day im calling it Indepen- dance  more dancers please!!



also its a pot luck Please bring a drink or food to share


THE ADDRESS IS

8005 S RACETRACK RD TAMPA FL 33635

6pm to 10pm only the 1st Saturday of each month excluding June

Rain plan:


if it should rain we will drum under the pavilions



Unfortunately pets are not allowed if you see any dogs or cats on the ranch/ farm they are the owners dogs & they live there.



Fire spinning is allowed in designated areas by experienced fire spinners and must have a fire safety person at all times. No exceptions.



What to Bring:



Hand drums, tambourines Digeridoos some bass drums are welcome but guitars & steel / metal drums are NOT welcome.


PLEASE bring your own comfortable drumming chair otherwise there are chairs available.


You are welcome to bring a cooler with your own drinks/ food or you may participate in the monthly potluck. Alcohol in moderation is okay NO DRUGS!!



the general store is on a honor basis drinks are $1.00.


a flashlight to get around it gets dark in some area very dark



bug spray in the summer months





Drum Circle Donations:



Fire wood is appreciated!



Every $3.00 admission goes 100% to Horsepowre 4 kids mission and to house /feed the ALL animals including the cat rescue on site. The $3.00 does not cover the paper products/ silverware & supplies or any decor/ themes




HORSEPOWER FOR KIDS MISSION STATEMENT:


Our mission at HorsePower for Kids is to serve inner-city children, at-risk children, and any child that could benefit from riding, learning about, and loving horses. We offer special programs and events for inner-city and at-risk children, as studies show that interaction with horses can improve self-esteem, character, work ethic, social skills, and academic performance.



TCDC wants to thank the man who helped TCDC make this venue possible, Armando Gort! (the owner).



DIRECTIONS:


From the Oldsmar Flea Market intersection, DO NOT follow signs for Racetrack Road! If you do, you will be going north and you'll never find us. You need to go SOUTH from that intersection. Turn south onto Lafayette and then make an immediate left onto South Racetrack Road. Go straight about a mile until you see our sign on your left.




TCDC DRUM CIRCLE ETIQUETTE:



Tampa Community Drum Circle is predominately a hand drum circle, certain bass drums are allowed. Shakers, tambourines, Didgeridoos are also welcome. If you are unsure ask. However, Steel drums and drum kits are not welcome.



Hand Drums are very personal property and can be very expensive - ALWAYS ask before using someone's drum and return back to the correct owner.



Rings, wristbands can destroy drum heads and also injure your hand remember PLEASE remove all hand and arm jewelry before using someone's drum.



Liquid substances can also ruin certain drums and should be kept away from all drums.



Hand drums are for hands Please make sure sticks or any other objects are not used to bang on the hand drums.



Listen to the others before drumming; play at the volume of the group if you can only hear yourself you are over powering the rest of group.



Respect the need of everyone to breathe fresh air in such a closely packed environment, please smoke outside the circle at designated smoking areas.



The inner circle keeps the flowing energy and movement, dancers or revolving percussionists need space to move around please allow the inner circle space for dancers movement.



Parents do not leave small children unattended around the fire pit or in the drumming circle area.



Ok now that you know what not to do here's what to do...


Please enjoy the rhythms, dance, and drum and have lots of fun!!

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  • laura m.

    Sorry can not make it

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined and don't have a drum can I still come?

    July 5, 2014

  • Brenda A.

    This Event sounds great !! Can someone recommend what type of drums to bring and or any snacks or beverages? Regards Brenda :-)

    June 18, 2014

    • DJ Palumbo aka Lady D.

      Hi Brenda I'm the organizer, any hand drums are fine, Djembes. darbuka /doumbek, bongos, Ashikos,, congas eyc, no metal drums, its a potluck so a side dish or any snack is fine. Bring your own drinks and other questions feel fee to call me[masked] or[masked] thank you hope to see u July 5th for the independance day themed circle:)

      June 18, 2014

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