Djembeat is the name of an enthusiastic group of drummers who meet religeously once a week on a Thursday night atop beautifull Kincumba Mountain in the mudbrick kiosk. The drumming starts at 8.00 and finishes at 11.00, you can arrive or leave at any time.
The group caters for all ages and levels of ability, no previous experience is necessary to come and join in. We use simple rhythms that anyone can follow.
We not only duplicate Native American and African rhythms, but we let the rhythm flow in the circle, this often creates something very unique, and most of all FUN.
Drumming works well in a circle especially for beginners who can follow hand movements and beats generated by the more experienced drummers. It also allows the whole group to communicate and create something in which all play a part.
Djembeat is not just for drummers however, all forms of percussion nd acoustic instrument is encouraged, from guitar to digeridoo all are welcome to come and jam.
The hand-drum is a very simple instrument to just pick up and play with not alot of cost involved. Most of all it's a lot of fun. The hand-drum has a long history, in many cultures and is known to have an effect physically, mentally and spiritually, it also improves co-ordination. As well as the fun and social aspect of a drum circle, it is a great way of relieving stress, beating out any frustrations and leaving them behind. It's amazing just how good you feel after bashing out a beat and making lots of noise for a few hours.
The hand-drum has always had a mystical connection due to it's African and American Indian cultures, but it is now also becoming a common sight on the beaches in Sydney.
The name Djembeat is a play on the words Djembe ( the name of one of the main types of African drum used by the group).
Djembeat can also arrange drum making workshops, performance and sale of hand drums.
First time drummers always welcome, so come along and join the rhythm fever it's infectious - MAY THE BEAT BE WITH YOU!
Our Brackets South event takes place ontop beautiful Kincumba Mountain. The community built venue is a mud brick and natural timber building which sits in a bushland reserve, with panoramic views of Brisbane water and magnificent sunsets over the hills beyond.
This venue is the birthplace of Brackets and Jam on the Central Coast and the community considers it as it's spiritual home. The Mountain itself holds a strong significence for our Aboriginal community, and has been a long standing meeting place for Central Coast people. The rock outcrop situated infront of the kiosk forms a natural pool which is said to have once been a sacred birthing place for women.
The Mountain now gives birth to many new beginnings as the hub of creative community arts in the southern Central Coast region.
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