These rhythm sessions are held in different places in & around the Shenandoah Valley. They are open to all who play *or want to learn to play* hand drums and ethnic percussion. Our event hosts include Jona Masiya, Mariama, Tracy Seffers and others. Each event has a unique mix of instruments that may include conga, djembe, djuns, tubano, doumbek, frame drums, marimba, mbira, shakers, sticks and bells. Some instruments will be provided, but you can bring any that you'd like to add to the mix. You will learn to play African, Afro-Cuban, and Middle Eastern rhythms, and will have room to improvise and use your creativity.
• What we'll do
Sisters! We will gather monthly for radical self-care — mind, body, spirit — allowing silence, laughter, rhythm, song, and gentle movement to reconnect us to ourselves and to other women in a time-honored practice.
Featuring frame drums and other percussion. No fee, and no experience necessary. Some instruments provided.
• What to bring
Cushion or yoga mat, water, a simple round frame drum (if you have one--some will be available to practice on). Doumbek and other percussion pieces are welcome (shakers, tambourines, etc.). Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily. Bring your breath, bring your spirit, bring your heart to share with your sisters.
• Important to know
This is intended to be a *different* experience than the open community circles I host-- focused on women and women's experience, quieter drums, more contemplative in nature, and an expectation of gentle movement along with the drums. Fear not! Everything is voluntary. :)
Please join me every 1st Friday of the month for the Berryville drum circle. Drums are provided if you do not have one. Friends and family are welcome. $$ Donations are welcome.
See you then!
Since 2012, this informal and welcoming circle features hand drums and hand percussion of all kinds.
Have another instrumental talent? Bring it and we'll jam! Love to dance? Bring yourself and we'll help you get your groove on! New to drumming? Meet me there at 6:30pm and I'll give a free intro lesson on the basics.
No pressure--the emphasis is on creativity, listening to and encouraging each other, having fun, and welcoming all into the circle of friends. Extra drums are always available, including those suitable for children 8 and up.
COME AND DRUM!
HEADS UP! Welcome to our new 3rd Tuesday venue in Berkeley Springs, y'all!
Drummer Kathy R owns and operates this amazing little art space, and has invited us to move our 3rd Tuesday circles there. This opens up the geography a bit, widens our circle. Carpooling encouraged from Jefferson County and points south.
All are welcome to this family-friendly jam. No experience or instrument necessary. Dancers/flow artists and other instruments are very welcome!
As always, a free lesson/refresher at 6:30pm, jam 7-9pm. ALL GOOD.