Monday June 22nd will mark the 16th year of The Mystic Moon Drum Circle, started all those years ago in a flea market parking lot. Lots of things have come and gone over these years but one thing at the shop is constant..DRUM CIRCLE!! Please, c'mon home and join us for this monumental celebration!!! Bring a donation for The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia as we are an official collection site!
Every Monday 7-10:00
What To Expect:
There is a $3.00 maintenance fee for Drum Circle for all adults your children are welcome to come with you free of charge under the age of 18, Minors ARE NOT permitted to attend Drum Circle without their own parent or guardian.
We have a few "rules of hospitality" likened to those anyone would have in their home, it is your responsibility to know what is expected of you to attend this gathering. You are welcome to bring your own children, kids love the drumming energy, however, you must watch your kids and keep them with you at all times. No cameras, video or audio recorders are permitted at Drum Circle.
We love your laughter and chatter and do insist that you do this at a reasonable distance so as not to disrupt the drummers and dancers. If you do not drum or dance, you are welcome to add your energy to the center. Most of our drum pieces end in either revelry and laughter or silence. We encourage participation by novices in the circle. It is very unlikely that you'll be the only first-timer here. If you don't yet own a drum, we have a couple of extras.
Come when you can and leave when you must. At or about 8:30 pm, we take time out for Tribe/Community announcements for new births, engagements, birthday, anniversaries, and immediately following our announcements we do healing for those that are in need of the collective energy that builds throughout the evening.
We drum until 10:00 pm. There are currently more than 1,000 people on our Facebook page, most of them have been to Drum Circle at least once.
We average 15 to 30 drummers per evening. Expect to see African djembes, Middle Eastern doumbeks, frame drums, ashikos, congas, bongos, cajons and all sorts of rhythm instruments. We welcome and encourage dancers. Expect at times, for some trance work to occur during some sessions and try to be respectful of this. The circle is for drumming and dancing only. There are many other areas provided for socializing and conversing.
There is NO recording or taking pictures permitted at Drum Circle!
Anyone may start a beat. This can set the tempo and the tone of that segment. This guideline keeps us from slipping into the same rhythm patterns. It also helps keeps the "Ego Tangos" from dominating. It allows us to sound African, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Primal, Tribal and purely creative, all in one evening. It allows us to weave energy.
On the Summer Solstice this year, we will celebrate the 16th YEAR! There will be a special drum circle on Monday June 22nd!
And we are an ongoing site for food donations for The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia! Bring a food donation, we'll give you a ticket for a drawing during our announcement time! You could win something COOL!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas contact Debbie Foley, Owner of Mystic Moon and host of The Mystic Moon Drum Circle, at 757 855-3280, e-mail Debbie at email@example.com, or send Debbie a message on the Mystic Moon of Norfolk facebook page.
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