Fri 8/23 @ 6:30-8:30PM
Drum circles have hippie connotations and in this country, mainly sprang out of the 1960s counterculture.
As Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart explained, “The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.”
People of all ages and skill levels are invited to participating such circles, bringing whatever hand drum or other rhythmic device they have. There’s one such circle taking place at the Cleveland Metroparks’ newly restored Euclid Beach Park, where you can join in the hypnotic rhythms as you watch the sun go down.
Olu Manns takes the role of leader and guide, adding the flavor of a West African drum circle. It’s free and open to all.