All ages are welcome! Under 13yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
3rd Saturday of the month.
Suggested donation of $5 for 12yrs +
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join us for an all ages, Saturday evening of drumming, dancing, and fun! We’ll play a mix of rhythms, including traditional African and Afro-Cuban. The drums we’ll use are mostly hand drums, such as the djembe, and African stick drum called dundun. Bring your own hand drums and small percussion instruments if you have them, and we’ll have some to share, too.
The drum circle is facilitated by Juan Cruz accompanied by drumming partner, Claire Pavlik Purgus. Juan and Claire have been drumming together for ten years and have learned from djembe masters, Ibrahima Camara from Senegal, Moussa Traore from Mali, Bill Scheidt from Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy, and many others of the African tradition.
Beginners with no drumming experience and advanced players of all ages are welcome, as are folks who just want to dance!
Juan Cruz has been drumming since his early twenties when he came to Boston from Puerto Rico to study architecture. He is co-owner of DAIQ Architects, a firm in Somerville, Mass., and recently moved to Ware with his partner, Claire, and their cat. He learned African traditional hand drumming and dundun for fun and has participated in hundreds of drum circles and workshops over the years.