Originally, I planned to transcribe the interview with Mark his about his drum circle and mentoring organization called 3rd Wheel, but when I listened to the audio, I felt that his story would be better received in his own voice along with the beautiful background noise (wind chimes, birds, crickets, neighborhood noise). The original interview was about an hour and forty-five minutes. It didn’t seem that long at all, though. I’ve whittled it down to less than half an hour to make it more blog-friendly. For anyone who is curious about drum circles, Mark begins by explaining the some history of drum circles, what drums circles are like, who participates, and the purposes that drum circles serve. He continues by sharing some fascinating stories about group participation, interaction, and connection. This interview, in my opinion, speaks to everyone, drum circle participant or not.
Here is the interview: http://youtu.be/YTfLUl4gEiA
Here are a couple of examples of drum circle beats: http://youtu.be/gjUvXINHSUM