What is a drum circle? A drum circle is a situation where a group of people come together in a circle to - well - -drum! A wide range of drums ranging from hand drums (Conga, Djembe, Bongos, etc) to frame drums and stick drums are used. A facilitator in the centre of the circle draws the invisible energy graph for the circle; complete from a calm, trance inducing level to a loud cathartic high. A facilitator is not a conductor; he is only a catalyst in the group activity of drumming.
Group drumming is a powerful music-making experience that is used as a therapeutic intervention for achieving health-oriented and group-oriented, non-musical goals. In a drum circle, participants experience both the creation of group rhythms and a sense of community.
Since time immemorial, drumming or the 'Shaman Horse' has been used extensively for the purpose of healing (through rituals other metaphoric tools). However, it is only more recent that the therapeutic elements of group-drumming have been explored, with recent research studies beginning to provide an evidence base for considering drumming as a therapeutic intervention in its own right or as a part of other programmes.
- an organization that conducts drum circles for people from different backgrounds across all ages, cultures, heritages and levels of musicianship. This is a community activity, a stress buster, a behavioral intervention technique... a healing practice.
- a school of rhythm and percussion where one can learn the drum kit and also the Djembe.
- a rhythm ensemble focusing on rhythms of the land; and communication of these rhythms from a people to a people, spreading the joy and bringing people together through the drum!
Taal Inc. is an extension of you, and a celebration of your connection with your inner rhythm. Here you will learn more about drum circles, its application, its scope, watch videos, pictures and much more.
Our aim is to reach out to people using the medium of a drum and positively influence the areas of health and well-being, stress reduction, communication enhancement, potential building and to learn a whole new discipline - the Djembe!
Come. Drum. Be One.