WOMEN and children joined in the first free community drum circle in Merriwa last week.
Hosted by the North Coastal Women�s Shed, African Music Circles drummer Sarah Odartei facilitated the July 20 event.
Shed co-founder Ja-On Park said the monthly event would be held on the third Monday of each month and was open to the public, with afternoon tea provided.
�The drum circle brings people together in a unique rhythmic experience that transcends language and cultural barriers,� she said.
�It is energizing, spontaneous, fun, creative, and synergising for body, mind and spirit.�
The next drum circle will be held on Monday, August 17 from 12.30pm at Addison Park Clubrooms on Baltimore Parade.