Drum circles – English

Let your group explore and experience the values that create a successful group-improvisation on drums, and build community through hands-on music making!

What are drum circles?

Drum circles are a circle of people with percussion and drum instruments, that plays an in-the-moment by them-self created rhythm. A facilitator guides the group to discover in trial-error form, the elements that make a musical cooperation successful. These elements can be translated directly into metaphors for your company or group.

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Facilitated drum circles are non-culturally-specific: all kind of styles of drums and percussion can be used.
A drumcircle is about the universal rhythms and the longing for community which is present in all of us.
The “Godfather” of the drumcircle community is Arthur Hull from Village Music Circles

Facilitated drum circles can be described as “teaching without teaching”: playfully the participants are encouraged to create their own in-the-moment rhythms and sounds. Freed from the pressure to “do things right”, everyone can relax and “let the rhythms play them”.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
-75, 90, 120 or 180 minutes
-15 – 200 participants.
-Instruments: djembe’s, conga’s, darbouka’s, bass drums, woodblocks, bells and shakers
-On any location in Holland, Belgium and Germany.
-in the laguages Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portugues
-A drum circle suits almost any kind of group or location.
-Participants can sit in a circle (more rows in a big group) and can see each other.
-Each participant lay an authentic percussion instrument.

For team meetings and retreats, Sales meetings, Staff employee training, Corporate Celebrations, Kick-offs, Solution, imagination & creativity generators.

External links:
Drum circles on Wikipedia
Village Music Circles: the website of Arthur Hulls’ Village Music Circles