What’s your favorite documentary about drumming? Think about it… there were none until now! Rhythms of Life explores the questions, how does drumming make you feel and how does rhythm affect us. The film features inspiration from internationally recognized drum circle leaders, music therapists, professional musicians and lots of people who love to drum. With an emphasis on the wellness aspects of music, there are drummers talking about their healing journeys, playing with cancer, Parkinson’s, depression and other challenges. The aesthetic is unique – a musically fueled documentary with lots of high energy drumming and inspiration from those who practice in a wide variety of ways. It will appeal to those who love to drum and those who are curious about the community music making movement that is sweeping the planet. Shot over the course of three years throughout the US and Senegal, West Africa, this film experience will make you want to grab a drum and play!
Sat. Nov. 12
Doors at 5;
Talk at 5:45 p.m.
Film at 6:00 p.m.
Zoom with the director at 7:15
Drum circle at 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 13 film only
“Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Every thing and every human action revolves in rhythm.” – Babatunde Olatunji
Drum Love facilitates drum circles in a variety of settings as a way to promote individual wellness, strong relationships, and good times.
What is a Drum Circle?
A drum circle is a group of people playing drums together in a unified rhythm while sitting or standing in a circle. It is inclusive and beginner friendly. Everyone CAN do it.
And by the way, research shows that drumming provides many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, boosting the immune system, and accelerating physical healing. It also promotes deep relaxation, releases negative feelings and emotional trauma, and increases memory, focus, and listening skills.
Most of all, it’s just plain fun.
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