Freedom to Be Me Philosophy
The community drum circle is the use of a rhythm-based event as a tool for unity. It does not use culturally specific rhythms. It is a fun family friendly event where people empower each other in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music. People of all levels of musical expertise come together and share their rhythmical spirit with whatever drums and percussion they are using. They don’t have to be a drummer to participate. Everyone has something to offer the circle and everyone is welcome. The spirit and magic of rhythm expressed on drums and percussion instruments cuts through all aged, sexes, religions, roles, and cultures. Rhythm Is a universal language known to everyone, even the youngest child if we could “just remember.” So, in a very objective, yet beautiful way, an interactive rhythm event puts us all on an equal footing with each other and brings us closer together. The facilitator serves this process by guiding the participants to their highest musical potential. A community drum circle is created “in the moment” by all the people who participate. Co-operation and collaboration is the basic goal. When we drum together, sharing our spirit in the form of rhythm, it changes our relationships. As we play together, we give ourselves a rhythmical message and an emotional release. The experience is unique to each person in the circle, and it happens whether we are involving ourselves in the circle by drumming or standing outside the circle, listening while tapping our feet and clapping our hands along with the music.