Drumming Circle

September 2, 2023

Pop a seat and strike a drumbeat at this unique, hands-on community experience on Saturday, September 2nd During our Corn Maze and Cider Donut Festival at Lyman Orchards! 

The Drumming Circle is a family-friendly activity led by percussionist, Jordan Critchley on Saturday, September 2nd, 10:00am - 1:00pm. The relaxing, rhythmic sounds of the drumbeat will inspire you to dance a little and shake it up!  Featuring conga, udu, and djembe drums, along with hand percussion instruments.  

What is a Drumming Circle?

A drumming circle, sometimes called a rhythm circle, is a group of people who gather to make music with percussion instruments. The format is free-form, without a firm beginning or end to the music. Players in drum circles are all on equal playing ground, and there are no wrong notes. They listen to what others are playing and join in. It's not about perfection but rather participation.

Drum circles have ancient roots in cultures with strong drumming traditions, Asia and Africa, and among shamanistic practices of Native American cultures. All kinds of drums have evolved over time, and many of them are hand-drums, played by hitting the stretched hide on the drum with the palm or fingers. Many drum circle participants play hand drums but others might use small hand-held percussions like bells, shakers, and rattles.

Feel free to bring your own drums and shakers (a few drums will be available), blanket or chair.  No experience necessary!

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