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What is a Drum Circle?

Drumming with others is an ancient practice that people have used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn and celebrate. The Drum circle of today is an extension of this age old tradition. In simple terms, a drum circle is a collection of people gathering together to express music through rhythm. This music may be a spontaneous free-form jam, a highly defined collection of traditional rhythms, a musical meditation or something in between.

Drum circles can happen indoors, or outside with people of all ages. Participating in one requires little musical knowledge or special abilities. Even though the word drum is in the term drum circle, people also use percussive instruments of all kinds such as rattles, bells, boomwhackers and even homemade instruments in the expression of their music.

In a drum circle, there is an opportunity for each person to see and be heard by each other in a way that is beyond the typical, self-imposed boundaries such as economic status, sex, creed, race, politics or age. In the circle, we are all equal and vital components of the whole.

In simple terms, a drum circle is a collection of people gathering together to express music through rhythm.

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