A facilitated 'Community Drum Circle' is an event that helps build a sense of community with experienced guidance, a DJEMBE (drum) and other percussion instruments. The drum is a tool, and the rhythms made are the language that communicates a communal 'Sense of Belonging'; a belief in ONENESS and INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all that is.

All sorts of people come together in drum circles to share, learn, get involved, get to know others, heal, meditate etc. The universal 'language of the drum' empowers everyone to celebrate 'community life'. Levels of expertise play a small role in the enjoyment of drum circles. Everyone participates to the best of their ability and a facilitator understands that each person has something to offer. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! DRUMMING IS MAGICAL; it transforms our regular day into an event.

As Arthur Hull so aptly states,

"Rhythm is the universal language known to every one, even the youngest child, if we can just "remember."

Drum circles are interactive get togethers where everyone lands on the same page. Bonding is created in co-operation, in the moment sharing of joy and love of making music together..... making our voice heard.

If anyone is looking for a way to change negative energy to positive then a drum circle is a good place to start. The emotional release is exponentially healing. The quality of sound and rhythms are not always profound, but every once in a while the creative spirit in each participant produces a song with clarity and perfect harmony. Afterward, everyone wonders, "Wow! did we just play that?"

The true nature of a facilitated 'community drum circle' is that the person who holds the sacred space, the people who get involved and the instruments all help people come together, stay together and develop a true 'sense of well being'.

Bring what you can, take what you need and keep coming back

Table of Contents

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WHAT IS A FACILITATED DRUM CIRCLE? February 19, 2015 10:04 AM Deb
LOCAL DRUM CIRCLES AND EVENTS February 19, 2015 11:20 AM Deb
Drum Circle Etiquette February 3, 2007 3:18 PM Kevin
Previous About Us Page January 19, 2007 3:55 PM Kevin
History May 29, 2013 12:19 PM Carol F.
About Edmonton Drum Circle March 7, 2015 12:19 PM Deb

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