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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)



Ahead of the full moon party in South Florida…

Hi there,
First of all I wanted to wish you a happy holiday season, there’re some very good and fun events this weekend and the next for you to attend and play:

Full Moon Drum Circle and Sacred Circle – Saturday December 18, 2010 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive – Virginia Key in Miami, FL.
This full moon drum circle is growing with amazing vibes. Doors close at 6:30 PM so I suggest you get in the park before that. This is a 3 hs event, so enjoy it wisely 🙂
This is a Drug Free, Alcohol Free, Smoke Free event. This is a Hand-Drum circle. Frame drums and the bottom end bass drums like dunns or surdos are welcome, but please leave the timbales, snares and drum sets at home for this one.

Delou continues its classes at the little Haiti Cultural Center:
Delou Balafon Djembe Dance classes Sunday December 19, 2010 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
212//260 NE 59 Terr Miami, FL 33137 – 305-960-2969

and last but not least:
The Tequesta Drum Circle Winter Solstice and Full Moon Energy Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6pm – Midnight
Remember to bring water and snacks. Take your trash or recycle into the bins provided. Gates open at 6pm and we drum to 11pm (noise ordinance). The site is closed at Midnight. Come before 10pm, as park gates close at that time. Blessings to everyone and hope to see you there!
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale FL. (954) 468-2791 (954) 564-4521
$7 entrance fee goes toward the event costs which include:
Insurance, hiring the required park rangers for the night, and a Portable Handy Cap Restroom.

Happy drum holidays!



Paralounge videos – Jana Broder interview

Jana Broder is a drum facilitator from Tampa Florida and the owner of drummagic.net. Ten years ago, she attended a class on african drumming and got so hook, that she became a drum facilitator.
She attended Paralounge and was kind enough to give us some of her time for this interview.



Paralounge videos – Rusell ‘Buddy’ Helm interview

Buddy Helm has being playing drums for all his life. Traditionally trained in the drum set, he played with legends such as Tim Buckley and Peter Ivers, inventor of the new wave theatre, as well as many other Los Angeles bands. He is an educator and author of several books: The Way of the Drum and Drumming the Spirit to Life: Let the Goddess Dance. He attended Paralounge for two healing workshops. Here are some fragments of an interview that I was able to do.
I thank Buddy for the interview and the workshops he performed at Paralounge.
Click play to see the video.



Drum circles – memorial weekend 2008
22 May 2008, 10:32 AM
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Hope you’re tunning your Djembe, conga, drum for this weekend drum circle.
Next Monday 26 – Memorial day –  We’re having a drum circle at Legion’s park, Biscayne Blvd and 64th Street, Miami, Fl. Bring chairs and drums…

Then I’m proud to post a new drum circle in Hollywood, Fl.

Drum circle/Picnic at Holland Park, Main Level of Waterfront Tower Every Sunday 4:30pm – Park Closes 801 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33019
Kirste wrote: "We will be jamming in a beautiful breezy setting right by the water in an absolutely gorgeous park! We may most likely be intriguing the boaters passing by :)"

Please Bring:
– Any hand instrument.
– Any snacks, munchables or drinks to share (not an obligation). There will be a table.
– Your Kids, as they are totally welcome.
– Your Positive Energy and Smiles!

For more info, contact Kirsten: 954-889-8615



Paralounge video – First episode

Paralounge was a great drum gathering with lots of djembes and friendly drum enthusiast from all over Florida. This is the first interview I’m posting exclusively here at miamidrums.com – Clint had donated some of his time for this short clip. Thank you again for everything Clint!
More at Paralounge .
Click play to watch the first episode

In the upcoming weeks I’d be introducing a couple more clips from the event. Interviews with Russell ‘buddy’ helm and Jana Broder



Miami drum circle this weekend – Sunday 11th

Community Drum Circle @ Oak Grove Park

Starts about 3:30 until 6:30 – FREE at 159 St & NE 6 Ave in Miami , across the lake from the parking lot & playground. This is a young circle with a distinctly Haitian flavor. Come ready to pick up some sweet island grooves. There are more good (really good) drummers than there are drums, so bring extras if you have them. There is some seating; but you may want to bring your own. If you want to bring kids, the playground is great .


Announcing Memorial Day Drum Circle – Monday 5/26

Bayfront park miami map Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami @ 2PM till whenever, probably near the south end of the park. The Carribean music festival will have taken place the day before and there are no events scheduled there on Memorial Day (except for Yoga in the Park at 6PM – don’t think they’ll mind). There’s a playground there and the breeze off the bay. There are palms by the water and there are several covered structures that may be available. You really do need to bring your own seating for this one. Extra drums may be available.

Thanks Mark for the info!


Flash Update
Changing location to Legion Park 6447 NE 7 Street – just east of Biscayne Blvd.

I love this change since downtown is always a hassle!!!
See you guys this Sunday and next monday 🙂






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