adult festival workshops
"The facilitation and space held by Djulz allowed me to shift through many personal limitations. Innately quiet and introverted, I usually create many barriers when making sound with others; however, the environment allowed me to instantly feel a connection to the drums and to the people around me. Soul Circles Drumming has opened me up to a whole new portal to self-healing."
- Karla Riddell
The djembe drum coined its name from the phrase “Anke dje anke be”, which in the Bambara language of West Africa is a message to gather in the spirit of peace and unity. At the core of Soul Circles’ festival and community workshops lies the essence of this invitation.
In these workshops, attendees will learn basic hand-drumming techniques and concepts of West-African polyrhythm through games and activities that integrate body percussion, movement and interactive call and response. They will include a focus on a traditional rhythm and song of the Sahel, and give attendees a taste of how this music comes together with the energy and attention of an entire community.
Our workshops are a high-energy addition to any community gathering, and have been enjoyed over the years by attendees of festivals including Seven Sisters, Dancing Ground, Renaissance and Dragon Dreaming (Victoria, Australia), as well as Thrive (Big Island, Hawaii).