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The Drum Circle

The artistry of the drum circle really begins before any drumbeats are heard. It begins with how you get the word out. The way you communicate about the drum circle has a huge impact on who will join and what they will expect. For posters, emphasize...

The ART of Drum Circles

Where and when did drum circles begin? Who invented this practice of drumming together in a circle? What was the ancient purpose of drum circles? Although we can never definitively answer these questions, we can theorize, and many scholars have and...

The New Vitamin D: Vitamin Drum

"Sound" is within the very definition of health. According to Webster's Dictionary, health is "being sound in mind and body." Other terms, such as being at a "higher vibration" and being "in tune" point towards the role of music in wellness. The...

The New Vitamin D: Vitamin Drum

A young woman sits in a circle of empty chairs playing her djembe, a West African healing drum. Gradually other women arrive. They join the song, playing their own rhythms on a variety of different drums. No two rhythms are alike, and yet somehow...

Rhythmaculture: The Roots of Community

According to Arthur Hull, father of the drum circle movement in our nation, "You won't find the word, 'rhythmaculture' in your dictionary." This Rhythmical Evangelist refers to it as an "Arthurian" word, based upon the fact he coined the term to...

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