The contemporary drumming movement is an integral part of a new culture, an emerging new paradigm that melds the ancient understanding of the interconnection of all things with a scientific worldview. And drumming is the soundtrack of the new story of Gaia, the story that tells of how humans may heal our relationship with our Home on Earth.

In many places, people are coming together in circle around the fire, to drum and dance and connect with each other and the Earth. Across all boundaries of religion and race, age and station, the people gather in rhythm to commune with Gaia. Each circle is unique, a living rhythmic being with its own life cycle. Yet each such gathering of pulsing drummers and swirling dancers has the same potential to transform the participants and bring them to that ecstatic place where the particular dissolves into the universal and the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. When that potential is realized, each fully embodied person shines with beauty, and the location of the circle becomes irrelevant because everyone is simply Here Now. This place is perhaps the most profound Home of all.


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Joel Gendler and Juan Cruz have teamed up with Morwen and Jimi to revive and grow the Concord Drum and Dance Saturday just like in the old Cambridge days. Join us for a 3 hour spirited freestyle drum jam. PLACE: The beautiful and spacious Masonic Temple at 58 Monument Square, Concord, MA. Bring your drums and percussive instruments or just bring your body and dance like nobody's watching. The Concord Drum and Dance Saturday will happen on the third Saturday evening of each month. TIME: 7:30pm till 10:30pm COST: $10 per person.

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Join us for the next one on... May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, November 17th and finally December 15th.



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Rhythm is the Universal Heartbeat
  Feel the Pulse
  Celebrate Your Spirit and the Dance of Life
  The Fire Beckons, the Circle Calls
  Let Us Join Together
  One Heart, One Spirit, One Family


Universal Heartbeat


A short rhythmic excerpt from Yenvalou as played by Drumbodhi