drum circle

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drum circle,

n a spiritual, communal, or therapeutic music experience in which participants join together in a circle with drums, move, dance using various percussion instruments, voices, and other devices. These circles are used to reduce stress, anxiety and blood pressure, to in-crease immune system function, and to create a sense of community.
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Kite-making, storytelling, drum circles and sports will engage community members, and the inaugural ripe food and craft market will attract guests.
Saturday at Mac Court on University of Oregon campus; campaign to highlight how violence against women is a global human rights issue; activities will include dancing, music, drum circles, networking, TeachOut presentations; sponsors include Ophelia's Place, Women's Advisory Council for Youth, UO Women's Center and Grrrlz Rock; free; 541-284-4333 or river@opheliasplace.
Dubai Drums, which was formed in 2002, has been conducting community drum circles at different events for many years.
There is a chance to get involved, too, with two drum circles run by drummers Gbubemi Amas and Emmanuel Okuni Annang in which children and adults can try their hands at playing djembes and congas.
White, while many drum circles claim to be family friendly and yet appear more to have a spirit of tolerance rather than inclusion for children, "Nan is fantastic and engaging with everyone there, perhaps especially the little kids.
All across the United States, Occupy Wall Street members have been holding protests, demonstrations, pickets and drum circles.
Kairos' national "day of action"--which originally intended to use drum circles as part of a call for the government to endorse the UN Declaration--was reworked to become a celebration of progress, and an encouragement to implement policies consistent with the document.
The rally, timed to take place on the fifth anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), was part of a "global effort" in 15 countries to host drum circles for peace in Sudan.
Drum circles provide opportunities for creativity and music scoring to both students and teachers.
This dynamic, powerful and unique experience of group drumming was brought to the Middle East when Julie-Anne Odell, managing director of Jupiter Eclipse Limited, stumbled upon community drum circles as a result of her passion for holistic healing.
I have been doing some drumming in schools but I am really trying to get it into the health area," said Kirsty who believes she is the only psychologist in the UK offering drum circles.