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Drum until the year ends!
24 December 2008, 3:02 PM
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drum circle miami beachMark Richards, from the miamidrum yahoo group is organizing the Virginia Key drum cicle:
Friday December 26, 2008 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Virginia Key Beach Park Dance Floor 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Virginia Key, Miami, FL. Bring your drum. Bring your dancing feet.
There will be a fire pit to warm things up. The park entrance fee is $3 per car; but if you show your drum, they may waive the fee. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Bring your own seating.

NOT the park entrance that is used to get to Jimbo’s. AFTER the Seaquarium (right before the bridge to Key Biscayne) turn left at 2nd traffic light. There will be a small green sign in the median displaying Virginia Key Beach Park. NOAA building and SE Fisheries are on opposite sides of the entrance road to the park.

…and at Saturday 26th :
Liberate your inner child & celebrate the last New Moon of 2008! – at the sandy beaches of miami beach, around or close the 79th St. Let your creativity & dreams spiral into the universe, knowing that this is a time of growing energy, newness, rejuvenation, growth, renewal, and hope.
Refresh your spirit with the ancient sounds of the sacred drums and dance with joy for the upcoming New Year!

Then the following day – Sunday 28th Delou is having another drum and dance class at FIU

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Drum circle – Southampton Town article and South Florida drum events

East Hampton drum circle

I came across this interesting article from the East Hampton Star online edition, apparently drum circle gatherings are not only problematic in this part of the country but over there as well.
I’ve collected a couple of quotes that I’d like to post here, and I’d love you to leave me a comment with your opinion:

He said he had known for some time that the beach was being used for drumming. “It’s allowed to go on between 6 to 9 without permits. It’s not amplified music. It has not required permits. It was not a problem.”
“What happened last night was a lot of people, open fires, alcohol. It was a huge crowd, not boisterous and out of control, but I can’t condone it.”
Informed by the town police that he would need a permit, he said on Tuesday, “this is not an event — it’s just 15 to 20 drummers meeting up on the beach playing acoustical instruments.”

If you want to read the full article, follow this link.Full article link

I got the remainder for this weekend Oak Park drum circle:
Oak Grove Park Drum Circle Sunday August 24, 2008 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm –  690 NE 159 Street Miami, FL
FREE EVENT. This is a young circle with a distinctly Haitian flavor. Come ready to pick up some sweet island grooves. The circle does not take place in exactly the same place in the park every week; but it’s not a big place. Just look around for Penny or Haiti Blues. 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.

Also this Saturday and Monday at the African Heritage center at Liberty town:
If you know Kuku, djole you’re welcome to join the drum activities. There’s also a dance class Saturday 26 at 3 Pm 6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL 33142 (305) 638-6771

breaking news:
Come join us for another exciting shekere workshop with Sheila Alexander. You don’t want to miss the superb experience as she takes you through a toe-tapping, upbeat musical adventure.
Sunday, August 25, 2008, FIU Biscayne Campus, Academic II bldg, 2nd floor. Cost: $10
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Donations are appreciated. For more info, call 954-309-3619 or 305-807-0398.

When the full is moon over South Florida…

Red Full moon eclipseDade:
75th St and Collins @ the beach:
Full moon eve, one half hour after dark. Until…
Full Moon Drum Circle – On the Beach – Rain or Shine – Friday, Jul 18, 2008
North side of Pompano Beach Pier 8 PM or Moon Rise to 1 AM –
If there is rain then we drum in the Pavilion near the street north of the Pier
Pompano Beach Pier 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. (Two blocks north of Atlantic Blvd)

In addition to the Miami Beach gatherings, Michael from the SFDCC Newsletter reports:
Unity on the Bay – Full Moon Drum Circle FRIDAY, JULY 18th from 7 to 9PM – fee $10
Coordinated by Carlos Manuel Planas and Jude Byrne.
We meet in a church, have a spiritually-flavored drum circle, and therefore have a zero tolerance drug and alcohol scene. We want to create a non-threatening safe space, a family atmosphere. We believe that the music on its own creates a healing, natural high, so artificial ingredients are not needed in this environment. All instruments are welcome. People show up with djembes, doumbeks, congas,
etc. Latin rhythms may predominate, but all rhythms are welcome.
Held at: Unity on the Bay Church, 411 NE 21st St., Miami FL, near Biscayne Bay
Info:, 305-812-5473,

Moonchine Full Moon Party (with Drum Circle) – new event
FRIDAY, JULY 18th – 8PM till ?? FREE Monthly on the night of the full Moon
Inside: sushi, drink specials, kareoke Outside: drum circle around the fire on the back patio
Held at: Moonchine Asian Bistro, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL

Don’t forget that Matthew Hill is having his Sunday Class at the FIU North Campus – not sure if time is still 3 PM.
I’ve also been told about the class/drum circle at the African Heritage center Saturday’s event – from 3pm to 6pm. I’m going to check it out this weekend!

Hope to see you drumming under the silver moon!

Full moon drum circles Miami and Ft Lauderdale

Full moon drumming miamidrums and palm treesIt’s that time of the month where the moon is high and bright:
Full Moon Drum Circle on Pompano Beach Wednesday June 18, 2008 – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Pompano Beach 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Pompano Beach, Fl – Two blocks north of Atlantic Blvd North side of Pompano Beach Pier – Walk the path to the beach on the north side of the Pier. Drums and other Instruments are allowed – No Alcohol – No Drugs – No Fire
Debe – 954-292-1581 – 954-292-1581

Today Tuesday 17th the Downtown Broward drum circle:
Fort Lauderdale Down Town Broward Drum Circle – Rain or Shine The frist will be June 17, 2008 – 8 PM – 10 PM Every Tuesday 327 SW 2nd Street (SW 2nd Street – between 3- 4th Avenue Down Town Fort Lauderdale) Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312 Adam – 754-234-0902 MEZSPAZ@AOL.COM

Mark Richards reminds us, gently souls of Dade county:

Some drummers may be getting together for Full Moon Eve and/or Full Moon Night on the beach at 75th street & Collins. This is not an organized event, so there are no guarantees. All I can say is that if I could get off work tonight, the beach at 75th & Collins is where I would be with my drum.

and last but not least, June 21st:
Every Last Saturday of the month Starting June 21st from 7PM till 1AM at Tobacco Road 626 south miami ave.Downtown Miami Join this band of gypsies and bring out your tambourines, djembes,
doumbeks, didgeridoos and whatever else you got for this Multicultural fusion of art, music and dance.

The Gypsy Village is a group of mystical vendors and artists who Together create a world tribe ambience which makes for a dynamic night of culture, spirituality and oneness.
This event is free before 9pm and has a $5.00 cover charge afterwards.

Sunday 8th of june = Oak Park drum circle

Bring your drumming and percussion grooves to the Oak Park next Sunday the 8th for a drumcirle. Any type of hand drums welcome .
690 NE 159th St Miami, FL 33162. Circle starts around 3:30 on Sunday afternoon.

If you are in Broward, check out the Broward drum circle – Saturday from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This event repeats every week. Fern Forest Nature Park (in the picnic area) 201 Lyons Road South Coconut Creek, Florida

And also the new Hollywood drum circle @ Holland Park, Main Level of Waterfront Tower Every Sunday 4:30pm – Park Closes 801 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33019

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