The Bundaberg Region community joined drummers from around the world to beat collectively in the 2019 Largest Drum Circle in the World for Peace and Unity.
People of all ages and abilities arrived at Nielson Park, Bargara, on Saturday afternoon with a drum in hand, ready to tap and bring wellness within and to their surroundings with the Unity Drummers for the Largest Drum Circle.
Unity Drummers spokesperson Cynthia Hoogstraten said the Largest Drum Circle was a global event that was held to promote peace within each individual and also the wider community.
“Peace starts within, but you can’t always just claim it; we need to be able to create it ourselves,” Cynthia said.
Cynthia said the Largest Drum Circle in the World for Peace and Unity movement was about finding the rhythm with a common aim to transform the world through small steps within our community in peace and unity.
“This is the second or third time we have joined with other circles from around the world in a 24-hour period,” she said.
“Drumming can change all of us, it’s about helping to plant the seed of peace within ourselves.
“I like to promote drumming for brain health and connection. We all have to remember if you don’t use it you will lose it!”
Unity Drummers beat monthly
The Unity Drum Circle also takes part in the monthly event of drumming to the full moon as it rises, the popular social activity is held on the foreshore at Bargara.
Cynthia said the local drumming group started five years ago and new members were always welcome to join, or they could just show up.
“You don’t have to be a professional drummer to take part in any of our events,” she said.
“We have drums we loan out or people could always bring a long a bucket and stick as they are most welcome to come.
“We drum as one and don’t focus on any single drummer – it’s about social and personal connection.”
To find out more about the next Unity Drummers event click here.
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