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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 miamidrums.com drum page and check it out.

Also,
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’.



Hollywood Drum circle, this weekend.
5 March 2009, 11:57 AM
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Holland ParkHollywood Drum Circle/Picnic, 3/8/2009, 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Holland Park – Main Level of Waterfront Tower 801 Johnson Street – Hollywood, FL 33019 – 954-889-8615

FREE EVENT
Belly-Dancers welcome! Wheel-Chair accesible ramp on Tower! Free Parking!
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 Positive Energy and Smiles!

Kids are totally welcome; but the location is on an unsupervised deepwater shoreline with easy access to the water’s edge. Some parents have found that the need to watch over their kid took them away from the drumming.

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



Drum circle activities last week of February 2009
26 February 2009, 1:10 PM
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Bagua miami drum circleBagua Drum Circle – Friday February 27, 2009 – 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm – 4736 NE 2nd Ave – Miami, FL – 305-757-9857
Welcoming staff – Beautiful garden – Bring your drum or other instrument


Mark Richards send us invitation for MARCH 14 & 15:
SOUTH FLORIDA AFRICAN DANCE COLLECTIVE MIAMI IS GOING TO BE ON FIRE!!!!!!!!

MOUMINATOU CAMARA – MOHAMED DACOSTA – KWAME DENSU OPARE
Saturday MARCH 14: 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday MARCH 15: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
DANCE CLASSES – Saturday
DANCE & DRUM CLASSES – Sunday
(actual schedule to be posted shortly)
DANCE: $5.00 – DRUM: $10.00 @ AFRICAN HERITAGE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER – 6161 NW 22 AVE MIAMI FL 33142 PH: 305-638-6771



Drum events south Florida
4 April 2008, 9:54 AM
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Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 7:00 PM Drum Circle at Naomi’s Garden Naomi’s Garden 650 NW 71st. Miami , FL 33150 305-301-5889


Broward Drum Circle at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek – Broward County has some of the best drummers in South Florida, and this is the best place to find them on a Saturday afternoon. The site is sheltered, so the circle rocks even in a downpour. I come up from Miami, and it’s always worth the trip.



Drum and dance activities this weekend…

Djembe playing drumm circleFrom Mark:
Saturday 4 – 6pm – free
Broward Drum Circle at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek – Broward County has some of the best drummers in South Florida, and this is the best place to find them on a Saturday afternoon. The site is sheltered, so the circle rocks even in a downpour. I come up from Miami, and it’s always worth the trip. I plan to be there early to warm up.


Sunday 2-ish till 6-ish – free
Oak Grove Park Drum Circle 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. 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 (LOTS of kids – all playing very seriously); but it is across the lake from the drum circle, so if you feel that you have to be right next to your kids when they play you may not be comfortable.Also notice th “ish” on the times. I have arrived a couple of time and not heard any drumming; but as soon as I start warming up, a group materializes (as if they were just waiting for me – made me feel quite special).


Saturday 3/29 Harambee West African dance class 3:00 – 4:30PM – suggested donation $5
17030 S Dixie Hwy Perrine, FL Drummers who know Kuku, Sorsonet, Lamba, Manjani are invited


Sunday 3/30 Delou Africa Community Dance Class – 3 PM at FIU Biscayne Campus Academic 2 Bldg, North Miami, FL in the second floor studio Please arrive at 3 PM, ready to start warm up. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the beginning of class.No matter what you do, have fun playing in this wonderful weather down here in South Florida!



March drum circle & Tequesta cirle
14 March 2008, 9:52 AM
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Tequesta drum circleTequesta Circle a Spring Equinox Gathering at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3313 Friday, March 21, 2007 7:00-11:00 pm. $5/Adult, Kids under 10 Free This is a primitive camp setting. Come picnic style. Bring your DRUMS, Percussion Instruments, Belly Dancing gear, Summer Celebration Clothing (whites, yellows, etc), Altar items for the collective altar to be charged, Snacks and Drinks, Citronella, Your Smiles and Good Intentions to share in this fun-filled, spiritual community gathering.

And also, this weekend:
Saturday 4 – 6 PM (new but not new time) Peacock Park in Coconut Grove – by the playground bring your own seating
there is shelter nearby in case of inclement weather
and on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm:
Oak Grove Park at NE 6 Ave & 159 Street (go north on NE 6 Ave from 135th Street)



Winter Haven Drum Circle March, Sunday 9th
5 March 2008, 10:37 AM
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The Winter Haven Drum Circle, sponsored by WINTER HAVEN, CHAIN OF
LAKES CITY, will take place this Sunday the 9th at 2PM at Central
Park, 4th and Ave A NW in Winter Haven, Fl. Coming from south on
highway 17, turn right on Ave AThe Winter haven Drum Circle focuses on drum and balafon music from
Guinea West Africa with rhythms like Lamban, Sorsonnet, Soli, Kuku,
Yankhadi being our standard stock. However, the circle is open to
anyone who wants to share a rhythm.This drum circle will be unique in that it will be facilitated by a
master balafonist, Mr. Abou Sylla, from Guinea West African who is
doing a residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. http://
home.valint.net/ferabas/resume_abou.html is a resume on Mr. Sylla.

Spread the word, bring your drums, and let’s make some sweet music.



Peacock park, this weekend March 1
29 February 2008, 10:45 AM
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Open Drum Circle
Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on Saturday 3 – 5PM
near the playground – bring drum – bring kids – bring your own seating



Upcoming drum events South Florida
14 February 2008, 5:24 PM
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Delou african ensemble would be one of the opening acts for Sweet hone in the rocks concert at Hollywood beach, Fl. Sunday, February 17th at 7 Pm
There’s also going to be opening acts by Ballet Brika youth ensemble, Anita Macbeth & Childen of Kumba.
Oh, did I mention this is a free event… 🙂

Also,
Ben Miller artistic director of Fushu Daiko, provided us with their upcoming perfomances this weekend plus Monday 18th at the 2008 Florida Renaissance Festival at 10:30, 1:00, 2:30, & 4:00. In case you aren’t familiarized with them, they play Japanese Taiko Drumming down here in South Florida. They also give lessons and workshops
Mark Richards informs us that the floating drum is not going to be floating this weekend, so we suggest you go to the broward drum circle – check Broward drum circle page, left menu.
Wishing everyone a happy San Valentine’s day and a even better weekend!






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