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Drumming is the oldest form of music. It’s natural and spiritual, and just plain fun. It’s international and intercultural – all cultures have some form of drumming. Drums can be played with hands or with sticks, and sometimes with brushes. Hand drumming is often used in music therapy due to its tactile nature. Some animals drum as well! Drums can be used for music or communication. They are used in the military to motivate or to set a pace for marching.
Besides being fun and a great stress reliever, group drumming builds a sense of community across people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Willow Glen area residents recently enjoyed a group drumming experience facilitated by Jeni Swerdlow of DRUMMM at Willow Glen Library. DRUMMM brought rhythm instruments for all participants at the free event, which was sponsored by Friends of Willow Glen Library. In this video, two young drummers keep the beat with DRUMMM’s Adley Penner and dozens of other participants. If you missed this event, you’ll have another chance on Saturday, March 5, when DRUMMM visits the Cambrian Library at 2 p.m.
Want to learn more about group drumming? Find books at the library such as Hip Grooves for Hand Drums. Or visit globaldrumcircles.com, where you’ll find information about drum circles in the Bay Area including an event slated for March 18 in Willow Glen.
On Wednesday, January 26, at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Almaden Branch Library will be presenting the exciting interactive musical experience of Drummm!
Join in a hands-on drum circle that increases your wellness and celebration. Reduce your stress, decrease your fatigue, and improve your mood. And best of all — have FUN!
This program is intended for all ages and is all about audience participation. Drums will be provided. No musical experience is necessary.
Watch a video of Drummm in action:
Vineland Branch Library has a wonderful drum program every Thursday afternoon at 4PM. The program is called Thump, and is open to everyone interested. The Library provides all equipment necessary, and participants need only to bring a willingness to have fun. No experience is necessary. We hope to see you there. For more information, please see Vineland Branch Library.