The Winter Solstice will be celebrated Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at noon at the Peace Pole in Ute Indian Park, across the street from the Ute Indian Museum.
The Open Heart Drum Circle welcomes everyone to experience the art of drumming. Drumming is the world's oldest music and science has now discovered that drumming brings various systems in the body and brain into harmony. You can actually feel the difference after a drumming session.
The drum sessions consist of rounds of drumming with each participant taking the lead in setting the beat for that round. Drumming generates energy and after each round the round leader designates where the blessing prayer and the energy will go. If the energy is not directed it simply dissipates into the atmosphere. The first round always goes to bless the Four Directions in honor of the traditional roots of the drumming circle.
Participants may bring their own drums or rhythm instruments or use one of the instruments provided by the Drum Circle. No experience is necessary to join the drumming circle. If you can count, you can drum. This is a great family program and people of all ages are welcome to drum.
The Open Heart Drum Circle meets the first Sunday of every month at 1:00PM at the Lions Park Community Building (see address in the sidebar).
Drop-ins are welcome. The Drum Circle also performs with interactive drumming circles at various community events, nursing homes, and assisted living centers.