Drum/Dance at Mt Tabor Park (with potluck)

6:00 -- 7:00 pm: picnic 'n potluck

7:00 -- 9:00 pm: regular drum/dance circle

PLEASE NOTE:- This is an OUTDOOR event at the Mt Tabor Park in SE Portland. We will be meeting in the park's amphitheater near the basketball courts. Click for Park Map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings rhythm-makers!

Bring your drum
And your restless feet
As one we become
Hearts shall open and meet

Tap your fingers
And sway to the beat
As the rhythm rises and lingers
Together we feel more complete

Come alone or bring your friends. You don't have to be a drummer to come; come just to watch or listen. And if you're a drummer, all skill levels are welcome. And feel free to bring other acoustic instruments -- didjridoo, flute, guitar, harmonica, whatever.

Microphones and PA will be available for people who would like to sing or for use with other soft instruments.  We will also have a few 'Toyboxes' full of other percussive noise-toys and some extra drums for sharing.  If you have extra instruments to share, please bring them.

As for dancing, you DO NOT need to be a trained dancer (although we do have those from time to time) to get up and move to the beat. As long as YOU are having fun dancing, anything goes.

It's great to see the drummers, didj players, and dancers all playing off of each other.

KIDS ARE MOST WELCOME!!

POTLUCK: If you're joining us for potluck (at 6pm), please bring a dish that'll feed about 5 to 6 people. More is not necessary. Don't worry about the RSVP count.

Here's to joyful noise!
Here's to you!

Love and Light,
~ Jeff (and Sage, Becca, Doug, Dave, Eric, Susan)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Heyyyy ! It wuz grrrooovyyy ,,,, like a joyful , energizing heartbeat in the middle of Portland !

    August 5, 2012

  • Becca R.

    Great capture Larry & Doug! Thanks

    July 30, 2012

  • Becca R.

    I always love dancing to the live rhythms! Did the incline affect anyone else?

    July 30, 2012

  • Linda

    I really enjoyed the Drum/Dance. It was my first time. I loved the drumming, dancing and the positive energy. Everyone was very friendly, Thank you...Maybe I'll dance next time...

    July 30, 2012

  • Sage R.

    Doug, as always, thanks for the pix!!

    July 30, 2012

  • Sage R.

    Thanks for posting the videos, Larry.

    July 30, 2012

  • Sage R.

    Mt Tabor park is amazing. Thanks everyone for making this a wonderful evening!

    July 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun guys, great location for it too.

    July 30, 2012

  • Ken L.

    Some people need more experience learning to play in a group setting. It's not how well you play but how well you play with others that matters.

    July 30, 2012

  • Jeff K.

    Very magical place. Lots of different sounds this time including banjo and beatbox.

    July 29, 2012

  • Desiree T.

    Loved it, really fun! Being able to to free-style dance was great!

    July 29, 2012

  • Larry P.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlrxOgu22zc
    Mt Tabor drum & dance video Larry Parson
    Effortless Transitions

     from my iPhone

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was absolutely beautiful. We got there late unfortunately, since it was my first time there, we sat back back and watched, but were moved nonetheless. Cant wait to go again and be more involved, i was dancing on the inside :)

    July 29, 2012

  • Rik

    Nice place, nice people, nice sounds, nice weather, good food, what else is there?

    July 29, 2012

  • Doug P.

    Parks are a great place to play. Fun people and a fun time. Several good grooves that were even drawing-in people from the park.

    July 29, 2012

  • Kat F.

    It was a great experience. My second drum circle with this group. Great group of people.

    July 29, 2012

  • Rose

    Great food, great people, great music & great DANCING entertainment!

    July 29, 2012

  • Jaime

    LARRY!!!!

    July 28, 2012

  • Larry P.

    Cathedral Park video link
    Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYhMg9vG7E&feature=youtube_gdata_player


    Larry Parson
    Effortless Transitions
    In an Easy World

    July 28, 2012

  • Larry P.

    Great energy & people

    July 28, 2012

  • Sage R.

    Rose (and everyone else): if you have trouble finding us at the park, call Becca (971) 409 1324. Cheers!

    July 28, 2012

  • Sage R.

    We'll have tambourines, Jaime.

    1 · July 28, 2012

  • Rose

    Thanks Andrew, Sage, Doug :) My drum said it will give it another shot & play along - last time it was too wet out. ;) We are looking forward to it! If I find parking by the playground area, near that covered potluck tables, will I be close to the basketball cout/amphitheater (the map doesn't show the playground)?

    July 28, 2012

  • Jaime

    hi all :) are tambourines allowed?? if so, does anybody have one i can play tonight? ;)

    July 28, 2012

  • Doug P.

    What Sage said. I always bring a tub of rhythm stuff: hand drums and other devices to make sounds that people can borrow for the evening. You can always clap your hands if need be (some people have done that). Don't let the absence of an instrument prevent you from coming.

    July 28, 2012

  • Sage R.

    Thanks Andrew! Rose, we always have some extra drums available. :)

    July 28, 2012

  • Rose

    Bringing my 5 yr old - any other kids there tonight?

    July 28, 2012

  • Rose

    Anyone have an extra beater I can borrow while there? Thx! :)

    July 28, 2012

  • Kat F.

    PLEASE NOTE:- This is an OUTDOOR event at the Mt Tabor Park in SE Portland. We will be meeting in the park's amphitheater near the basketball courts. Click for Park Map.

    July 28, 2012

  • Jeff K.

    I'm looking forward to rhythmic sunset at the park.

    July 26, 2012

  • Becca R.

    Looking forward to being with y'all again!

    1 · July 23, 2012

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