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LACS TOPICS — Drum circle

Therapeutic Thanksgiving - Heal and Strengthen Family Ties With Djembe

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Therapeutic Thanksgiving - Heal and Strengthen Family Ties With Djembe

When we create rhythm in groups, our heartbeats align.  We tune-in to higher energies.  We tap into a deeper wisdom and turn on a spiritual intuition.

A Thanksgiving drum circle helped my family connect in a way that didn't require any words.  For other families, it may simply be intuitive to have things that are meant to be hit near the dinner.

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Drumming with Kids

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Drumming with Kids

When I got a surprise visit from these little angels, I have to admit, I panicked. I have no toys in my house and didn't know how I was going to entertain a 3-year old and a 2-year old. But djembe saved the afternoon!! First, they both just stared at the drums as if I'd placed some alien life in front of them. But it only took a few seconds for the musical genius to start flowing.  Our jam session rocked! My nieces reminded me that children and drumming go hand in hand.  Kids are naturally drawn to music.  And, for...

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Play A Beat You Can Repeat

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Play A Beat You Can Repeat

Meet the Artisan The Jamtown vision sees people in North America creating music with friends and family. Not fancy rock songs or orchestra performances, just a little music. Starting with our motto "Play A Beat You Can Repeat" we make it easy and fun for kids AND adults to join the band. Jamtown instruments are special, authentic, and beautifully crafted. Each is handmade ~ from countries all over the world. Artisans utilize ancient knowledge and natural, sustainable materials like bamboo, gourds, and seeds. For the cost of a single cheap guitar, which no one will use, pass out cool instruments...

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The Voice of Djembe

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The Voice of Djembe

I'll never forget the first time I joined a djembe drum circle.  I could barely hold the drum, much less hold a rhythm but somehow I found myself sitting in a circle of well-polished djembe players on the beach of Sado Island. Yup - an island off the coast of Japan, not Africa, mind you. Most of the people in the circle were smiling and visibly excited.  Others tapped in and held musical space with stoic face. Me? At first, I tick-tacked along, trying not to mess anyone up with my two left hands. But soon, the voices of the djembe were all I could hear....

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