DRUMMING CIRCLES, outdoors on the land, between Earth and Sky
Update 6 August 2022 “Postponed until warmer weather”
Family Drumming Circles - Kupidabin Wilderness 7 Lyell Court Mt. Samson
22 AUG 22 Aug ACTUAL FULL MOON
19 SEPT ( No Circle) 21 Sept Gathering of the Four Winds
19 DEC 19 Dec ACTUAL FULL MOON
THE DRUMMING CIRCLE: A GLORIOUS EXPRESSION OF SPIRIT
The beating of the Native American drum (chachanga) symbolizes the heart beat of the earth. Hoops are made of wood and our drum skins are of deer, kangaroo, goat, horse, or cow. Native American drumming can also include songs which are hundreds of years old and reflect the seasons, our responsibilities and our respect for nature and ancestral lore.
The drumming circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and the land we gather upon. The drum is a sacred tool connecting heaven and earth, and for maintaining the rhythm of the world order. When we drum and sing together under the sky, we can lift one another’s spirits. Our unified vibrations can have a positive impact on the energy all around the circle, above and below the circle, and within us. No previous experience is necessary.
Claudia Ocean, of the Lakota Nation of Turtle Island (North America) will be leading the drumming circles at Kupidabin Wilderness on the Sunday before each full moon. Sherrie and Chris, who teach drum making at Kupidabin, will also be holding the circle with Claudia. There may be additional percussion instruments. We may learn prayer songs in First Nations languages. There will definitely be some laughter and some flute music.
Time: 4 to 6pm
Cost: $10 per person. Students $5 Family of 4 $25
What to bring: A hand drum/beater, water to drink, an open heart!
We normally have a few extra drums to be played by those who do not yet own a drum.
EVERYONE WELCOME – Light Refreshments will be available.
This is a Monthly Fundraising Event for Kupidabin Wilderness Foundation and will be held in the Cultural Centre if the weather is unfavourable.