Drumming up fun

Jacob O'Driscoll (4-Clarkson) Pic: Martin Kennealey d441066
Jacob O'Driscoll (4-Clarkson) Pic: Martin Kennealey d441066

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.