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Drum Circle

On April 28 at 5 pm, following the closing matinee of King Hedley II, there will be a drum circle event featuring Gerald C. Rivers (Stool Pigeon in King Hedley II) and the Peace Players. The event will take place on the front lawn, offering an opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the rhythmic beats and harmonious vibes.


Drum Circle with Gerald C. Rivers and the Peace Players

Master Drummer, Gerald C. Rivers has been playing, drumming, teaching and facilitating drum circles across the country for over 20 years. His work in schools, churches, prisons, community centers, rehab centers, senior centers and homeless shelters has provided musical expression to adults and children of all ages. Offering, fun creativity, free expression and an acknowledgement of the history and culture of West African rhythms with Djembes, Djoon Djoons and percussion. He believes anyone with a heartbeat can learn to play. There are only two simple rules: listen more than play (which is an adage for life as well as drums) and trust yourself to take risks and try something new. “If you are not smiling while playing in a drum circle it just means you aren’t doing it right”