Participatory drum circle will be done - there will be teachers there to help you learn about it. There will be African bells, and other percussions, and you can clap or just observe. We may be outside in Moulton Park if it is nice weather. This is the first in a series.
Come join us for fun-filled summer evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from “never-ever played any instrument EVER” to the seasoned musician. Through the experience of playing multi-part rhythms from around the world, we will learn how to make a drum sound great, enjoy making music together as a community, and creatively express ourselves with percussion! John will provide drums, bells, singing stones, boomwhackers and other exotic percussion. Feel free to bring any percussion of your own, even if you don't know what it is. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
John Felice has been leading drum-circles and teaching the hand-drumming traditions of Africa and other cultures for over 20 years throughout New England. Since 1995 he has lead the local drum group "Positive RePercussions." He is passionate about and committed to sharing the healing power and "mindfulness" aspects of drumming, as well as the purely joyful and musical aspects. Restoration of damaged and forlorn instruments, and crafting beautiful custom drums is another of John's passions.
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