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Coconut Groove Drum circle is this Saturday.

This Saturday 3rd of September join us for the Coconut Groove drum circle at Corner of Grand Avenue and Mary Street
Coconut Grove, FL. That’s at the Mayfair’s Promenade. Plenty of space to park around the groove. We will make a joyful noise and rev up the energy of the Grove September Art Walk. Come…discover or rediscover the magic, joy, and healing power of the drum. Extra drums and other percussion instrument available along with ice water and seating.

Starts at 8 PM.

Also, that same Saturday, if you’re around Broward county don’t miss the Broward drum circle.

I’ll be attending the Coconut groove drumming. Hope to see you there!

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Earthfest 2008 + South Florida drum circle. Key Biscayne
17 April 2008, 12:09 PM
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Earth fest logo Earthfest 2008

A full-day celebration of Earth, Greater Everglades, and a sustainable South Florida! The festival will amplify the positive message that each and every one of us has the power to bring about a more sustainable world through our everyday actions and personal choices.
Location : Crandon Park on Key Biscayne (Lot #2) –free admission , $5 parking, or free shuttle from Vizaya Metrorail Station – What to bring : Concert blanket/portable chair, drum / instrument for drum circle. Plenty of peace, love, and good vibes!

more info here!


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Visit at Jonathan Dickinson state park
7 April 2008, 11:22 AM
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Jonathan Dickinson state park view Today I’m including a new category inside

Last weekend my wife gave me a birthday present by going to the Jonathan Dickinson state park up in Jupiter Florida. About two months ago, in the middle of a work related crisis, I comment her of how wonderful and nice would be to go to a park, and be sorrounded by nature and not much else. To walk on the country side and forget about our daily routines. That not only stroke a chord on my, but I think it also did for her. So on a beautiful Saturday morning, she was driving up north on I-95 without me knowing what was going on.
At first I realized that Buda – that’s how I call my Djembe – and my other drum were inside the car. So I thought we were spending the day at the broward drum circle, but once we passed the airport I started to suspect otherwise.

Jonathan Dickinson state park turtoiseThe Park:
We stayed on the camping close to the river. If you go I seriously recommend you to go to this area. It’s close to the cabin site, and concession store- The park also has cabins with A/C. Each camping parcel had running water and a electricity socket – as well as a grill.
I’m still amazed on how people behave in a national park, or around nature protected areas. Once you enter the park, we were greeted by a very sweet park ranger who gave us a lot of information on the hiking trails and activities. Because of park’s eco-system, it’s not allowed to burn, use / take any dead wood, but sadly people disregard this. Some guy try to burn down a green tree for its wood – The concession store sells wood at a moderated price.

Drumming on camp siteDrums:
We drummed a little. Question to all readers out there. Is it true what they say about snakes being attracted to low frequencies?. My djembe has a very deep and low bass tone, and when we were playing, a black snake appeared from the bushes behind us. My wife freaked out and so did the snake, it was gone in 1second…
We then continue playing for about 20 more minutes, two kids came to see us play, some other grown ups too. They were all too shy to sit down with us and try the drums, but we kept offering them to do so, until a lady with three children ask us to stop – mind you, it was about 5 Pm. We have asked the park rangers about rules and regulations, and they told us that It was fine and allowed. Yes, I didn’t like her attitude, the kids wanted us to continue, but not the mom. So we were polite enough to stop 😉 and moved our drumming party to the picnic area. By then, it was getting darker and decided to call the night

I’m looking forward to go to Paralounge this year. Is anybody planning to go too ?

Drum classes – South Florida January 08
7 January 2008, 1:30 PM
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Saturday 5:30 to 7:30 African Drum class @ The Goddess Store with Sebon 2017 Harrison Street
Hollywood 33020 Call 954-929-2369 for more info

Ballet Brika Classes
Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $12/class/person The City of Lauderhill Sadkin Center 1176 NW 42nd Way Learn authentic Manding style drumming with Guinean Percussionist Moussa Soumah.
Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Free African drum class for youths Willie Webb, Sr. Park 3601 NW 21 Street Lauderdale Lakes
Instructors: Moussa and Trina Soumare. Pre-registration required. Contact Rhonda House, 954-535-2835 for more info

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