A community drum circle, most simply put, is a group of people gathered into a circle for the purpose of making music with percussion instruments. It is gently facilitated to assist with the flow of the circle. It can be as simple as three friends in a living room, or as involved as hundreds of people gathering at the Folk Festival.
A drum circle is a fun, multicultural, mixed level, group music making event, with freely improvised rhythms, and the music is created on the spot, in the moment. There is no ‘audience’; everyone is welcome to play, dance or listen as the mood strikes them. Bring a drum if you have one. It’s a jam session, an exploration. The language of rhythm transcends normal communication boundaries, so you may find folks interacting who would normally have difficulty doing so.
Facilitated drum circles may have a specific focus, like a team building session for corporate executives, or a wellness workshop for therapeutic benefits.