FULL MOON DRUMMING!
On the Square at Trade & Tryon
Sunday, July 25th / 7:00 – 9:00 pm
An open music circle, drums lead, dancers dance, magic happens.
BRING Drums, other instruments, drinking water, chair if needed.
ALL ARE INVITED Drummers, dancers, musicians of every kind
(bring your bagpipes!), hoopers, fire spinners, children of all ages
TUNE IN and move wherever you are as the Sun sets and the Moon
rises (8:30 pm) this is a time to drum and dance our dreams alive!!
WEATHER Drums need to be dry so wish for clear sky, we stay in
if it’s wet outside (maybe a little storm earlier to cool things down)
PARKING is way easier on Sunday but do read street signs, don’t
get towed. If you can’t find parking for less nearby, there is a $5
option at 4th and Church and 7th Street Station is usually Free.
The NEXT FULL MOON DRUMMING is Sunday, Aug 22nd 7pm
please forward this to others you know who love to drum and dance
FULL MOON DRUMMING
From ancient time people have gathered under the Full Moon
to celebrate with music and dance. Dancers dance in the circle
created by the drummers. Drums tune to the natural rhythms,
dancers move to the beat and magical energies flow. Discord
is transformed into harmony through the rhythm of the drums.
Drum circles heal body, mind, and soul. Most cities have a space,
center square or crossroads good for celebration. Charlotte’s prime
center is Trade & Tryon and the Full Moon is a great time to be there.
Group drum rhythm is a carrier wave for hopes and wishes. This is
a way to bring dreams to life. Drumming at the Square helps energize
community and free Charlotte’s soul.
Mythologies of all cultures speak of creation and re-creation through
sound. Every new cycle begins with a new sound vibration that emerges
through the people as a whole. Tolkien made story of this in his writing:
“Typically, people gather to drum in drum ‘circles’ with others from
the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because
there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The objective is
to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To
form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment,
I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group
as they drum together.” ~ Mickey Hart, The Grateful Dead
Thunder on the mountain, and there’s fires on the Moon
Feel like my soul is beginning to expand
Look into my heart and you will understand
Thunder on the mountain, rollin’ like a Drum…
– Bob Dylan, Prophecy