Drumming Circles

TREND Americans getting together to bang the drum communally

HOW IT STARTED An ancient ritual, first brought to the U.S. in the '60s by African jazz musicians, lately seized on by spiritual seekers

JUDGMENT CALL For women, it can be empowering; for everyone, not a bad way to access your inner beast

Yoga is fine, but if you want spiritual uplift with a little more noise, try beating on some bongos. African and Asian cultures have been practicing community percussion for thousands of years. Now Americans are fast joining "drum circles," informally or through organized centers, to reduce stress, connect...

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