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WHAT IS A DRUM CIRCLE?

Good question right? I mean we in the drumming world talk about drum circles all the time, but really what on earth is that? Don’t be scared or intimidated. A drum circle is just a group of people, who have gathered together, usually but not always on an informal basis to create a musical experience with drums. The experience itself may not have anything to do with music, it can often be more social or spiritual, but the drum is the tool of the group. What kids of instruments can I bring? There are no set rules on group size, or types of drums, although mostly we expect to see hand drums. And whilst the predominant instrument is usually the Djembe, you might also see bongos, congas, talking drums, douns, frame drums, dombuk and so on. Depending on the group, really anything goes. We’ve had kids bring along ‘junk music’ drums, and adults with home made drums. Additionally, we love to see lot’s of percussion. And home made stuff is awesome. Having percussion in your drum circle can really change it up a level. It adds different shades to the group and can really change the feel of the rhythms played. They create a background of texture to the music and make it really interesting. It also creates somewhere people can go but still join in when their hands get sore!  Not to mention accessible for kids. So who can join a drum circle? Well anyone really. Most drum circles don’t require any specific experience, either musically, drumming, or otherwise. In most cases, they create a safe place for...