Drum it up

Feb 22, 2013, 10:37 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Attend a Drum Circle session at Phoenix Marketcity this Saturday which will help you reduce stress and learn to play the Djembe

The Drum Circle is a group that conducts drum-based events for people across age groups, cultures, and levels of musical know-how. Their sessions are a community activity and double up as a stress buster, a behavioral intervention technique and a healing practice. It allows participants to learn how to play drums including the Djembe.

This weekend, Puneites will get to attend a Drum Circle session at Phoenix Marketcity. The event is organised in association with Taal Inc. At the event you can learn more about drum circles, its application, scope, watch videos, etc.

Drum Circle 

The Drum Circle is the brainchild of clinical psychologist, percussionist and drummer Varun Venkit. He is currently pursuing research on the effect of drum circles on stress reduction and relaxation with various populations. He has been playing the Djembe for five years.

Drum Circle

“Our aim is to reach out to people using the medium of a drum and positively influence the areas of health and well-being, ensure stress reduction, enhance communication, and to help the participants learn a new discipline — the Djembe,” says Venkit. The Drum Circle is open to everyone. No prior musical background is required.

Varun Venkit

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