Maitri Studio, Belfast, Curious Community NI, drumming circle, Rowan & Mike

Maitri Studio is venue to Drum Circle with Curious Community (23rd February 2024)

Friday 23rd February - 7.00pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Rowan & Mike
Mike: 07856 424 235 & Rowan: 07926 856 478
curious.community.ni@gmail.com

Dates:

Fri 23rd February 2024

Make beautiful music in a drum circle with rhythm instruments

Drum Circle with Curious Community

Rowan and Mike met whilst attending the Village Music Circles Drum Circle Facilitator Training, where we bonded over late night drumming sessions which went on till the early hours of the morning. Inspired by the power of rhythm-based activities to connect people, we decided to put on drum circles together. These drum circles are opportunities for you to let out your playful side, be creative, and not worry about making mistakes or ‘doing it right’. All you need is a desire to have fun and connect with others through the power of shared rhythm.

Benefits of drum circles:

  • Connecting to others
  • Release ‘feel-good’ endorphins
  • A way to express yourself and be creative
  • Release stress and tension
  • Improve musical skills and co-ordination

Cost: £12

Click here to book: bookwhen.com/curiouscommunity

OR send money to paypal with reference "Maitri Drum Circle" to paypal.me/curiouscommunity

What is a Community Drum Circle?

The article below, explaining what a drum circle is, was written by Arthur Hull, who founded the Village Music Circles Training:

The Community Drum Circle, in the context of how we are using it within our non-professional hand drumming culture, is the most basic and simple use of the drum and rhythm. It is the use of a rhythm based event as a tool for unity.

A community drum circle is where people of all levels of musical expertise come together in order share their spirit by entraining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. They don’t have to be a skilled drummer, or even have any musical experience, to participate. They empower each other in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music. Everyone who comes and participates has something to offer the circle, and anyone is welcome.

A community drum circle is a collaboratively self-organized musical event created, “in the moment,” by all the people who participate. When we, as a community, drum together, sharing our spirit in the form of rhythm, it changes our relationships for the positive. As we play together, we give ourselves a rhythmical massage, an emotional release and a healing. The release and healing is different for every person that is in the rhythm circle. To make beautiful music together, with rhythm instruments, all we have to do is bring to the circle whatever rhythmical expertise we have to offer, along with the excitement of sharing it with other people.

The quality of the music produced in an event like this is not based on the rhythmical expertise of the players, but on the quality of their relationship with the other people in the circle. The result is those magical musical moments where one powerful voice is created out of the many. In those moments, the players stop worrying about keeping time because time, as they know it, has stopped. In its place is a living breathing entity, expressing timeless joy, passion and release through the power of rhythm.

That is the beauty of a community drum circle.”

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