Inara Ramin and Leslie Chuggy Carter, two of this area’s most notable percussionists led a group of approximately 20 Juniper Village residents in an interactive performance of African rhythms.  They facilitated a conversation about the historical significance of drumming in American and African cultures, how drums are constructed, and the many intricate rhythms that can be created,  Inara and Leslie provided residents with shakers and taught some basic rhythms. And demonstrated examples of improvisation, and the conversational nature of drumming.  Residents were interested in learning about the percussionists’ backgrounds and the variety of drums types that exist like the Djembe and DunDuns, .  Leslie and Inara felt fortunate to have a forum to share their passion for drumming with the residents and believed the drum circle was a huge success.

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