photo by Louise Isaacs
Circles are all about rhythmic empowerment - people coming together as a community
within which they can express themselves freely through drumming and song (sometimes
dance too!). In this family-friendly and supportive environment participants
are encouraged to connect by creating music in the moment, regardless of ability,
age or musical experience.
feedback from our participants:
Just wanted to say how much I personally enjoyed going to the Magic Drum Community
Rhythm Circle in Dorchester yesterday afternoon.
was a full turn out, with a great mixture of ages and abilities. Ralph and Glyn
kept us all entertained (and entrained) for the full two hours, and I heard a
great deal of positive comment from the public as they were filing past me on
the way out.
I had brought a friend
with me - he is used to African Djembe workshops and started the afternoon being
a little bit miffed that he was there "under false pretences" - i.e.,
this was NOT a class - but within the first 20 minutes or so he was hooked. Afterwards
he told me it was wonderful to be liberated to just PLAY his djembe, figuring
out his own patterns, seeing what he could "do with the rhythms" in
Thanks so much Glyn and
Ralph for a very enjoyable afternoon." ~Laura Cousins, World
was like discovering a language I didn't know I spoke"
- Jo, Othona Community
from Earth House Participants May 2006:
day and excellent location"
excellent day with great tachers who encourage and facilitate, but don't tell
and demonstrate (too much)"