Rhythm of the Universe

Drums are used in many cultures to represent community togetherness, to channel energy and release inhibitions. While in many cases drum circles are cultural experiences, they can also be used in any community. As the Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart said, “People gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.”