After a good three-month break, it seems like a lot of people are itching to get their hands back on a drum and to play with the community. Well the wait is over – the first Full Moon Drum Circle is on tonight!
And to cater for different interests, this year I am breaking the 90-minute event into three parts:
Children’s Circle from 6pm
West African Drum Jam from 6:20pm
Community Drum Circle from 7pm
The children’s circle provides an opportunity for little children to explore the sounds of the drum through the use of basic pulses played on top of familiar (and not-so-familiar) nursery rhymes from home and from around the world. No adults allowed – well, parents can guide their little ones if they like 🙂
The West African Drum Jam will give people the opportunity to learn some basic technique and cultural specific djembe rhythms – both traditional and those based on tradition.
And the Community Drum Circle is an in-the-moment improvised but facilitated jam on drums and any other percussion instruments. And as an added treat, the Nomadica Tribal Belly Dancers will again be making an appearance so get ready!
No experience is necessary for any of these sessions. So come down and join us! After tonight, the next FMDC will be on 26 March.
Here is a short video I made of the djembe part for the rhythm Sinte. We’ll play this tonight and again in March