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UPDATE: Some circles are opening, like Fallbrook on 3rd Sundays, so I am checking each one. I will post in each circle here when I hear from them.

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Play drums, learn to drum, meet people. Drumming builds community, immunity, and happiness. Come on out and enjoy yourself with us. We love to drum and dance to the rhythm of the music flowing from within!

Come to drum, play a shaker, bang a gong, or whatever floats your soul.

And bring your dancer friends to move and groove to the beats we all create together.

Remember, no matter what happens in a drum circle, it has never happened just like that before, and it will never happen again. This is unique, beautiful cocreation, and it brings us together as equals in the rhythm.

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Upcoming events (5)

Monette Marino BEGINNER African Drum Class (ONLINE)

Online event

DRUM CLASS (Covid Update[masked]) taught by Monette Marino, international performance artist and teacher Fun, high-energy classes ranging from the basics of hand-drumming to solo techniques. Online Classes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BEGINNER Djembe class -- Online via Zoom Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm (PST) $10, Venmo @Monette-Marino or PayPal [masked] ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2543463501?pwd=R0hXdHducCtYaG1TU2xIdzFDbURTQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] -- INTERMEDIATE Djembe class -- Online via Zoom Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm (PST) $10, Venmo @Monette-Marino or PayPal [masked] ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2543463501?pwd=R0hXdHducCtYaG1TU2xIdzFDbURTQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] In Person Classes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Currently still not holding in-person classes. -- For more information email [masked] [Robert's comment: Monette is one of the best players and multi-genre percussionists I know. She has been a teacher and friend I greatly respect.]

Dumbek Drumming taught by Frank Lazzaro

WorldBeat Cultural Center

DRUM CLASS Frank Lazzaro – Doumbek/ Darbuka Middle-Eastern Drumming Worldbeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd ( Balboa Park) Monday 6-7pm [masked] for info. Doumbek Drumming Frank has taught middle-eastern drumming for over 15 years, and has released an instructional CD. He is also the drummer for Middle-Earth Ensemble and performs regularly for belly dance shows. He has most recently developed a performance group made up of his doumbek drum students, called “Cairo Beats”. Class Fee: $15 The Dumbek is a goblet drum (also chalice drum, tarabuka, tarabaki, darbuka, derbake, debuka, doumbek, dumbec, dumbeg, dumbelek, tablah, toumperleki or zerbaghali, Arabic: دربوكة‎ / ALA-LC: darbūkah). It is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. The Doumbek may be played while held under one arm (usually the non-dominant arm) or by placing it sideways upon the lap (with the head towards the player’s knees) while seated. Some drums are also made with strap mounts to the drum may be slung over the shoulder, to facilitate playing while standing or dancing. It produces a resonant, low-sustain sound while played lightly with the fingertips and palm. Some players move their fists in and out of the bell to alter the tone. There are a variety of rhythms that form the basis of the folkloric and modern music and dance styles of the Middle East.

Monette Marino INTERMEDIATE African Drum Class (ONLINE)

DRUM CLASS (Covid Update[masked]) Fun, high-energy classes ranging from the basics of hand-drumming to solo techniques. Online Classes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TUESDAY INTERMEDIATE Djembe class -- Online via Zoom Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm (PST) $10, Venmo @Monette-Marino or PayPal to [masked] ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2543463501?pwd=R0hXdHducCtYaG1TU2xIdzFDbURTQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] -- MONDAY BEGINNER Djembe Class -- Online via Zoom Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm (PST) $10, Venmo @Monette-Marino or PayPal [masked] ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2543463501?pwd=R0hXdHducCtYaG1TU2xIdzFDbURTQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] -- In Person Classes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Currently still not holding in-person classes. -- For more information email [masked] [Robert's comment: Monette is one of the best multi-genre percussionists I know, and a respected, effective teacher. She has been a teacher and friend I greatly respect.]

San Dieguito Park Drum Circle

San Dieguito County Park

DRUM CIRCLE It's that time again to join the drum circle at San Dieguito Park in Solana Beach on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month 1:00 - 4:00 pm We play free-form jams with a few standard Latin, African, Middle-Eastern rhythms thrown in for foundation & fun. Dancing is encouraged - feel free to come & just dance or dance & drum or just drum. It's all good! We are kid-friendly. Dogs are welcome as well, but they need to be on a leash. There are usually some small percussion toys for anyone to play, but dogs need special permission to use them. There are clean public restrooms nearby. Munchies are welcome! Please bring a folding chair if you need one. DIRECTIONS TO LOWER SAN DIEGUITO PARK We play in the lower portion of the park (the entrance is off El Camino Real)- however, the specific spot where we play often changes from month to month depending on availability, so you might just have to drive around the lower park for a few minutes until you spot (or hear) our group Take I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe. Head east (away from the ocean) until you get to Highland (a 4-way stop sign). Turn Left on Highland and go all the way to the bottom of the hill where Highland ends at a 'T' and turn right on El Camino Real. A very short distance later on your right you will see the entrance to the park. Turn in there & pay your parking fee $3 (bring dollar bills or lots of quarters for the machine). See you there!

Past events (1,708)

Rainbow Drum Circle in Balboa Park (IN PERSON)

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