23rd Annual World Rhythm Festival
April 8-10, 2016
It would appear as though the bucket which holds my list may have a hole in it. The more I research "must do" festivals, the longer my list grows; So many festivals, so little time...
When I think festival, my thoughts tend to meander, and shift to strangely primitive beats reverberating in the endless catacombs of my mind. You know of what I speak; Those strangely familiar sounds pulsating like thunder, until you are rendered helpless with no alternative but to break out in fluid flowing free-spirited movement. If this is you, the annual Wold Rhythm Festival just may be the ticket.
The World Rhythm Festival is a production of the Seattle World Percussion Society. SWPS was founded in 1994 to produce the annual World Rhythm Festival, and to generally promote education and participation in world music drumming and dancing activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
If you would like to perform, volunteer, or spectate more information is available on the website:
World Rhythm Festival
Looking to release the wild one in you? Drum circles can be found most anywhere by checking the bulletin board of your local health food store, local events calendar, or if you yearn for grander adventure a simple Google search will return a great deal of amazing events happening across the globe.
The following are but a few...
Colorado Springs, CO
May 19-22, 2016
- Learn from dynamic spiritual teachers and leaders
- Dance with ecstasy around the maypole
- Drum with the heartbeat of Mother Earth
- Awaken your spirit with music that transforms
- Conjure springtime within nature and yourself
Black Rock City, NV
August 28-September 5, 2016
The 10 Principles of Burning Man
- Radical Inclusion
- Radical Self-reliance
- Radical Self-expression
- Communal Effort
- Civic Responsibility
- Leaving No Trace
Drums in the Swamp
April 7-10, 2016
Four days of camping, dancing, drumming, concerts, over 40 hours of classes, hot-tubbing, swimming, and a Saturday night feast.
*Photos by Elvert Barnes