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Rocking The Drum Rhythms on Friday Night (by Candle-light)
Come join our Friday drum group and learn traditional West African drumming as well as some Latin Beats in a group setting! So far the group has been a good mix of beginners and more advanced players of all ages. We meet at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and parking is easy! If the weather permits we often drum outside at the King Street Garden Park in Old Town Alexandria next to the King Street Metro. What to Bring: An open heart and mind, and if you have an extra drum to share. Can't wait to "meet" you there!

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

2280 N Beauregard St. · Alexandria, VA


What we're about

We are the Alexandria Drummers! The purpose of this group is to promote health and wellness, community, creativity, and fun through music. If you are looking to have a great time and meet great people this meetup is for you. Our sessions are usually two hours with each session consisting of a warm-up, the drum lesson, a jam session. Come out and join us for a night of fun, community, and self expression. Music is a “universal language” that has been used for thousands of years as an avenue to healing. Research shows that music can be helpful in pain management, stress relief, mood improvement, and even brain stimulation and memory.

Drums have been used for centuries as a festive and ceremonial communication tool, and are considered the ‘instrument of the people”. All of life has an underlying rythmn that connects us to one another. Recalling the natural rythmns of our body, namely the beating heart. Drum circles help us connect with deeper rythmns and thus can help bring about optimal wellness.

Drum circles are a fun inclusive event in which participants make music together and share in a joy filled experience. The “feel good” chemicals that are released during such an experience can have an positive effect on your health. Participants may experience benefits similar to those of practicing yoga, aerobics, or meditation.

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