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Happy Miami drumming for 2014

Hello everyone,
It has been a while from last post. Miami Drums had entered a hiatus mode for the last couple months which we’re trying to recover from. Hopefully you never stopped drumming.
There is an update on Delou’s on going classes schedule for 2014. They are hosting Wednesday classes until January 15th at the Little Haiti cultural center:

Beginners Community African  Dance, Drum & Music Class Offers:  Technique, Coordination Balance and Cultural & Self Expression

Drum, Music, Percussion:
Time: 6:30-7:30pm (All Levels) $15

African Dance:
Time: 7:30-8:45pm ($10)

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Coconut Groove Drum circle this weekend and Wet Full moon Miami Beach

Hello there,
Pretty sure you have noticed how the weather has been treating us in the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow, if weather allows, the Coconut Groove drum circle continues its expansion into more drums and music. They’re going back to their previous location at the Mayfair promenade. Be sure to check drum page and check it out.

This time around the Full moon comes in the middle of the week – June Monday 4th – some people plan to go to the beach this weekend instead – watch out for some showers, or perhaps wait until the end of the week (The moon would still be bright and high up in the sky for a nice drum circle)
Regardless of what you choose, don’t forget to keep playing and enjoy.

All the best to ya’.

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Coconut Groove Drum circle and Full moon drum circle Miami Beach

It’s that time of the month when you can’t avoid having your hands drum to everything in your surroundings!

This Saturday be sure to check out the Coconut Groove drum circle :Mayfair Promenade (Florida Ave & Rice St) in Coconut Grove, starts at 7 PM. Check out its page from the menu.

The Full moon drum circle is this Sunday 6th of May, but I can confess without hesitation that the party would start on Friday and extend to Saturday as well. We’re very fortunate here in Florida for this magnificent weather! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for great weather this weekend.

Last, but not least, if you happen to be around the Orlando area, make your way to the Brewery for a Full moon drum circle celebration! Orlando Brewery 1301 Atlanta Ave. It starts at 8PM

Full moon drum circle and Coconut Groove drum circle

I hope you’re ready for the next couple of days events.
First off, the Full moon drum circle is tomorrow Friday April 6, 2012. Hopefully we’ll get some clear and breeze skies for the full moon spectacle.
This weekend also, Saturday April 7th, 2012, you can head down to Coconut Groove for the first Saturday of every month drum circle.
Check event’s details on their individual pages from menu.

As always, The Broward drum circle is this Saturday at the Fern Forest Nature Park more info on drum circle’s page.

Last but not least, if you’re looking for a weekend filled with drum activities you might like to check out Paralounge:
20th Paralounge Drum Gathering April 27-29, 2012 Camp Kiwanis Silver Springs Florida.
$55.00 per person ( children 12 & under are free!) Pay upon arrival…

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Coconut Goove Drum Circle – Saturday March 3, 2012
1 March 2012, 8:31
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Coconut groove drum circleLast drum circle was interesting. There was a nice crowd of drummers [perhaps acoustics are not the greatest, since it’s hard for people to hear each other in open spaces] but the energy kept flowing and crowds were changing constantly.

This Saturday March 3 check out the Coconut Groove Drum circle:

From 7 to 10 Pm. Seating is mostly provided. You should bring your drum- some extra might be available- Mayfair Promenade (Florida Ave & Rice St) in Coconut Grove, FL

Not sure If I’d be able to make it to this one, but if you can, make it the very best yet!

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Coconut Groove and Full moon drum circle this weekend
1 February 2012, 8:55
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I hope you are doing good. This weekend make sure you take your drumming hands to the Coconut Groove drum circle. It’s always a lot of fun and this time parallel to the Full moon Miami celebration.

We will be drumming and dancing, this Saturday 4th of February, in the open air at the Mayfair in the Grove, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Mary Street. We will drum in the Promenade, in the open area near Florida Street Mayfair entrance, across the Promenade from the Music Conservatory, in the same open area where we met in October. There are parking garages in the Mayfair complex and on the corner of Oak Street and Mary, and parking lots near the Mayfair as well as parking on the streets. We will light up the night and rev up the energy of the Grove Art Walk. Come, and discover or rediscover the magic, joy, and healing power of the drum. Extra drums and other percussion instrument will be available along with water and seating. All you need to bring are happy hands. It starts at 7 PM until 10PM.

Then you can head straight to the Miami Beach Full moon celebration at its usual time and place. Check menu on the left for it’s exact time and place. Be aware that since this drum circle is on a Saturday, attendees numbers might be massive!

Some people also attend the day before, Friday, celebration.
Regardless of what you chose to do, don’t stop the drumming.
Take care

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Coconut Groove drum circle
1 December 2011, 9:06
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Friday Update: The coconut groove drum circle this Saturday has been suspended due to Art Basel coconut groove edition taking the same spot. Hope to reschedule for next month – perhaps next week! I’ll keep you posted@  🙁


Original Post:Hey there partner,
I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous weather here in South Florida!
This weekend make sure you take some time off from Art Basel and all the great art activities and check out the Coconut Grove Drum Circle Saturday December 3, 2011. Beware, this time around it’s starting a little earlier (daylight savings an all…) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Streets of Mayfair (on Florida Ave a little east of Rice St) in Coconut Grove. 2834-2844 (approx) Florida Ave in Coconut Grove, FL. Rain or Shine! There are parking garages in the Mayfair complex and on the corner of Oak Street and Mary, and parking lots near the Mayfair as well as parking on the streets. This is a grand location, near the heart of the Grove Art Walk. Bring your hand drums and come celebrate! Magic, joy, and healing power of the drum. Extra drums and other percussion instrument available along with ice water and seating.
Hope to share the rhythms with you. I’m planning to record the circle and post it here at

Take care

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Iemanja – Call for drummers | November percussion and drum circle

Come be a part of an art piece –join a drumming circle for the inauguration of “Iemanja” a sand sculpture and performance piece by international artist Jen DeNike. We will be at the sand sculpture on the beach in front of Collins Park- 21st/Collins Ave. November 30th from 4- 5:30. there will be 7 young women dressed in white dancing around the sculpture in honor of the sea goddess Iemanja. This is an ART PUBLIC Miami Basel piece in conjunction with the Bass Museum of Art.
please email Jen DeNike for more info or if you plan on coming. all welcome.

Also this weekend:

Broward drum circle – check its page from the left to get the info.
Choices Cafe – 379 SW 15th Road in Miami. 8:30 to 10 PM It’s actually next door, but check in with the people in the restaurant and they’ll direct you. Bring your own seating. Sunday 20th.

Last Quarter Moon Drum Circle Friday 7:30 PM November 18, 2011 Sponsored by UUCFL Membership – Rain or Shine 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale 3970 NW 21st Avenue (between Commercial and Oakland Park) Oakland Park, Fl 33309 954-484-6734. Bring your Drums, or any Percussion/Musical instrument (bucket, can, wooden spoons whatever you have).

Enjoy and drum away!

November – Full moon drum circle South Florida

yes, it’s that time of the month once again when you can’t keep your hands still, and you find a rhythm on everything you touch – hopefully a drum! 🙂
As always, check out the full moon drum circle page for current information about the on going beach drum circle in Miami beach, FL.
If you’re ready for a change of scene, you might want to check out tonight’s Midnight Drum Circle at Downtown – Thursday November 10, 2011 from 11:45 pm to 2:45 am at Villa 221 221 NE 17th Street Miami, FL

The party starts at 9PM. Donation requested (but not required) DJs & live bands till midnight, when the drum circle starts. (drum circle at 12 AM ?)
Fire poi, hoops, belly dance, flamenco, capoeira, yoga, massage, healthy food, cocktails, marketplace, henna tattoos, tarot card readings.

For the rest of us, working individuals, the party finishes even before it starts, so make the best of it.
If you’re in Orlando: Orlando Drum Circle at the Brewery Saturday November 12, 2011 -8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Orlando Brewery, 1301 Atlanta Avenue Orlando Fl. Drum Circle begins at 8pm, and goes till late.

Last month was quite nice, we had a beautiful fire that went till 1am.
So if you are out and about make some time to stop by and hang out for a spell. The vendors have some nice wares for you to look or purchase.
Bring out your favorite drum and jam with the community. Djembes, djun djuns, congas, ashikos or that old steel drum. All drum types are welcome to be played here. Dancers are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring your Hula Hoops and your Poi as well. If you are bringing fire poi, please let me know before hand, proper safety for fire poi will be required.
Last but nor least, Virginia Key full moon drum circle Saturday 12th. Gates will only be open till 7:30. This drum circle used to be free, but they’re currently charging a $5 dollar fee per car. Bring your own seating. 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Virginia Key in Miami, FL.

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Papa Malick Faye class this weekend + Mad Hatter at Coconut Groove
27 October 2011, 9:42
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Happy Halloween!
this weekend Mark is hosting a drum class by Papa Malick Faye at his place – He’s also teaching a dance class this Sunday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center  – 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami FL 33137  3:00pm-4:30pm $15.00

Drum class cost $30 for three hours. Saturday October 29, 2011 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Address is 4427 SW 16 St (please go around the block to park & enter through the back) Miami, FL.
Papa Malick Faye, a master drummer from Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, comes from a family of Griot drummers that stems back centuries. This workshop will be on Lenjin & Kassa. I recommend this workshop for anyone that already has some control over the instrument and it’s ready to take it to another level.

Also this Halloween weekend, Mad Hatter Drum Circle Sunday October 30, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at The Barnacle
3485 Main Hwy in Coconut Grove. Miami, FL
The Mad Hatter provides seating, and there will be extra drums.

Papa Malick Faye

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