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The drumming sessions will be open to all age groups from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds in a carefully managed environment that permits therapeutic interaction reinforced by mutual respect and learning. The drumming sessions will be held three times a week for two hours on selected days. It will bring together communities across Kent and will allow individuals to express themselves in a safe environment, sharing their skills using the language of drumming, They will learn what specific sounds mean and how to express and release their frustrations, stress and anger in a non judgemental manner, at their own speed. African drumming has been used for centuries to relieve stress, decode cultural contents of the other (someone/something different from me/mine) and puts them in better communication. It thus permits mental health balance amongst individuals by facilitating community cohesion and healthier relationships amongst people from diverse cultures.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
COVID19, has greatly affected our communities. Most people are suffering from social isolation, loneliness and depression, which has compounded mental health issues. Our project will bring people together, out of that social isolation and help them socialise, while breaking down social barriers. Our drumming circle will help members become more socially active, learn about new cultures and practices and bring a positive energy to their neighbourhoods.
Steps to get it done:
Our African drumming circle will be implemented by professional, African artists, drummers and therapists who will share their amazing skills in unique, fun African drumming, dancing and singing sessions.
About the space
Thanet District Council