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Virginia Key Drum Circle + more drumming

Hey there,

This Saturday October 15th don’t miss the Virginia Key Full moon Drum circle. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, the full moon was last Monday/Tuesday, but nevertheless this is a great opportunity to get to play with your fellow drummers in the beautiful Virginia Key park. It starts at 7 PM.

The latest notices I got it says that parking is $5, it used to be free for drummers, I’d check out and post later on.
Be advised that showers and thunderstorms are expected for most of Saturday, so if weather is bad, don’t hesitate to go down there, the cover pavilion has serves well under bad weather conditions.

This is a Drug Free, Alcohol Free, Smoke Free event.

The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Virginia Key in Miami, FL



September Full moon drum circle
8 September 2011, 12:58 PM
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Although the moon would be full on September 12th, you can celebrate it sooner at the Virginia Key Drum circle:
This Saturday September 10 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Bring drums and admirable hands, hoops, poi, zils, veils, coin sashes, moving hips and clever feet (Bring your own seating)

Last time we drum at Virginia Key, were a big problem during sunset. I’d strongly recommend you to bring some sort of repellent if you’re planning to go.

This is a Drug Free, Alcohol Free, Smoke Free event.
This is a Hand-Drum circle.  The park gates will only be open till 7:30, so do plan to arrive before that.
Directions:
NOT the park entrance with the big sign on the median that is used to get to Jimbo’s. Immediately AFTER the Seaquarium (right before the bridge to Key Biscayne) turn left at 2nd traffic light. NOAA building and SE Fisheries are on opposite sides of the entrance road to the park.\
Also this weekend,
Delou African Ensemble re starts its community education classes at the little Haiti community center and the Broward drum circle – more info on left menu.


Virginia Key – Miami Full moon drum circle
14 May 2011, 9:53 AM
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Tonight don’t miss the Virginia Key drum circle. We expect to get a lot of drummers after Miami herald’s story. Although tonight is not the official full moon, we’re doing the circle tonight to take full advantage of the Saturday night.
If you missed the herald article you can read it here:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/29/2209047_south-florida-drum-circles-transcend.html#storylink=addthis

Tonight: The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park from 7 till 10 – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive – Virginia Key in Miami, FL
We celebrate our lives under the full moon in the beautiful natural setting of the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
Bring drums and admirable hands. Bring hoops, poi, zils, veils, coin sashes, moving hips and clever feet. Bring open hearts
Bring inner children and *real children* – let them run around in the dark while we drum (Bring your own seating)

I’ll be taping some video for the site, hope to play with you there…



Full moon Miami, Virginia Key Drum circle
16 April 2011, 10:10 AM
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Tonight you can attend the  famous or infamous Miami beach drum circle classic destination – more detailed info at the left menu – or you can break up from the usual celebration and attend the Virginia Key drum circle.

This is a great option that keeps growing. Tonight, before doors close at 7:30 – The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park -4020 Virginia Beach Drive on Virginia Key Miami, FL. Only hand drumming for this one. Bring your drum, chair, and hydration

Starts at 7 PM

Also,
DELOU AFRICA DANCE ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT AT THE LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL CENTER Featuring Children of Kuumba and Friends: The Wontonara BalletSaturday May 21, 2011 Little Haiti Cultural Center212-260 NE 59th Terrace Miami, Florida 33137 – 7:30pm

Tickets for adults are $15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door, children 12 and under FREE, Students and Senior Citizens $10.00 Tickets can be purchased in advance @ LHCC Monday Tuesday Thursday Saturday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday Friday 10 am-8:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm-7:30 pm or at the theater box office the day of the production.


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!



Class changes location + 2ND ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA AFRICAN DANCE COLLECTIVE

Hand Drumming Techniques Workshop with Elich Garcia & Antonio Saturday, April 17, 2010 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm- Universal Arts Gallery 51 NW 71 ST (West of 72 ST) Miami, FL.

2ND ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA AFRICAN DANCE COLLECTIVE
Featuring world renowned dance artist Mouminatou Camara of Guinea West Africa and Marie Basse of Senegal West Africa
Special friday midnight  african dance class – Friday april 16, 2010- Next generation dance academy-  13631 nw 7th ave. miami fl 33168 – 11:59pm
Saturday april 17, & sunday april18, 2010 – African heritage cultural arts center – 6161 nw 22 ave miami fl 33142 – 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday featured drummers/musicians: Mory fofana/Guinea – Moussa Soumah/Guinea – Matthew Hill/Usa – Ibrahima Dioubate/Guinea.

Sunday Drum Service 10AM at AD Barnes Park in Miami – 3401 SW 72 Avenue – northeast corner of Bird Rd and 72 Ave.
Virginia Key Beach Drum Circle Sunday April 18, 2010 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Virginia Key Beach Park – Dance Floor- 4020 Virginia Beach Drive – Virginia Key, Miami, FL
Phone: 305-960-4600 / 305-632-7514 / 305-960-4618



Drum activities South Florida – March 20 and 21st
18 March 2010, 9:38 AM
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Relay for Life Saturday 1PM open drum circle at Baptist Hosp on Kendall
Broward Drum CircleSaturday 2:30PM at Fern Forest Park in Coconut Creek
Sunday Drum Service 10AM at AD Barnes Park in Miami – 3401 SW 72 Avenue – northeast corner of Bird Rd and 72 Ave
Virginia Key Drum Circle 2PM (or maybe 3PM) at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Virginia Key – Show your drum at the gate!!

Hope to see you there, and enjoy this wonderful SF weather !



Virginia Key drum circle and more…
15 October 2009, 9:54 AM
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Virginia Key drum circle,Sunday October 18th at 2 Pm.4020 Virginia Beach Drive


This sunday Delou continues its classes at the FIU campus building #2.
Balaphon at 1:30, drums at 2:30, dance class at 3:45


West African Dance & Drum Class Saturday October 17 at 4:00 pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22 Ave, Miami, FL 33142
I’m planning to go to Virginia Key, hope to see you there!



September 2009 drum activities
17 September 2009, 9:37 AM
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This Sunday 20th:
Drum Circle at Virginia Key Beach. Wonderful setting for a drum circle, you can even go to the beach if you want…
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive – 305-960-4600 / 305-632-7514 / 305-960-4618


Fore Sacre West African Drum & Dance Workshop Series – Tuesday September 29, 2009 – 1:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Haile Selassie I Learning and Community Center – 6301 NW 6th Ave., Unit #4 – Miami, FL 33150

954-670-4212 / 786-366-3349 Vending-(305) 759-5911

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Drum – Fode ‘Lavia’ Camara
3:15pm – 4:45pm – Dance – Marietou Camara
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Dance – Mamady Sano
6:45pm – 8:15pm – Dance – Mamady Sano

WORKSHOP FEES
Adults/Children 12 +: $15 per class (children under 12 FREE)
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Any 5 classes + concert ticket: $65.00

It’s a shame this is on a Tuesday!


West African Drum Class Saturday September 19, 2009 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [ And every other Saturday]
5533 La Gorce Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140 – 850-212-1976 305-975-5895 –  Cost – $15  -Instructor Eric “Bli Bi” Gore

A master drummer for sure…


Delou Resumes its community classes:
Florida International University (fiu) biscayne campus – 3000 ne 151 st miami fl rm. 220 academic 2 bldg.
Balafon class – instructed by Ibrahima Dioubate – time:1:30p-2:30p – $25.00
Djembe/djun-djun class instructed by Mory Fofana – time: 2:30p-3:30p – $10.00
Dance class instructed by delou – time: 3:45-5:15p – donation in kind


Like always, Broward Saturday drum circle… So plenty to choose from…
Have a great weekend…



Tequesta Summer Solstice, Virginia Key and more
18 June 2009, 10:42 AM
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Tequesta Drum/Dance/Fire Circle Celebration Summer Solstice ~ 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009 from Sunset to Midnight at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft Lauderdale FL 33304. $7 entrance fee at the Primitive Camp Area hosted by Moonpath Circle:
BRING your Drums, Drums Drums for ALL levels of drummers Come synchronize rhythm Before the great Fire At the Tequesta Circle more info at Moonpathcircle


Virginia Drum circle at Virginia key
This Sunday 21st. Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virginia Key Beach Park – Dance Floor 4020 Virginia Beach. Virginia Key, Miami, FL. Drums and other acoustic instruments welcome!


Broward Drum circle, more info here






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