Welcome to the Paralounge website.
The Paralounge is a family friendly Music Retreat in central Florida. It’s a unique family event that promotes multicultural interaction that strengthens the community through fun and educational workshops and performances. Enjoy learning about indigenous cultures from all over the world. Participate in workshops designed to teach self confidence, team building, creativity and musicality. We encourage entire families to participate!
Camp Kiwanis 19300 S.E 3rd ST. Silver Springs, Florida
Located in the Ocala National Forest
April 30 – May 3, 2020
35th Paralounge Drum Gathering
We have 35 drums present to borrow, for those who need a drum to participate.
Thursday April 30
4:00 PM – Building Frame Drums with Wolf Murphy. ( You must pre-register for this workshop! ) Visit https://jamminshop.com/ to register for this workshop and buy the materials needed to build your drum. Or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2577160752573532/
9:00 PM – Sound Therapy with Nina Marie includes a Gong Bath, Rav Drum, Buffalo Drum, Native American Flute, Rain stick and Crystal Singing Bowls. Using harmonies and techniques that move energy through the body to release tension and blockages, sound therapy can inspire healing, personal growth and connection to self. Nina’s intention is to create a calm environment, radiate love, and hold a supportive and compassionate space for participants and aid in self-healing.
Friday May 1, 2020
9:00 AM – Yoga with Sandy Palmer
10:00 AM – How to play the Australian Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo.
11:00 AM – How to play the Native American style Flute with Ray Wood.
1:00 PM – Tribal Dance with Iba Gjilani, Jenenne Bottaro, Astarte Tzighan and Meridy Mendoza
2:30 PM – Big Drum Club Bring your BIG drum and bring your favorite rhythm to share. This time is set aside for the Bottom End players to familiarize themselves with each other, before the All Night Drum Circle.
4:00 PM – Drum Circle Dynamics – We will be setting drum circle up in different ways and discussing the importance of structure and musical integrity. We will also discuss drum circle etiquette as well.
5:00 PM – Welcome Home Drum Circle. Get the weekend started with a drum circle! This is the way we welcome the family back to Paralounge and begin a magical weekend of drum & dance!
7:00 PM – Open Microphone! Here’s your chance to show off your talent to the community. E mail us and sign up for a time slot. Indigenous instrumentation. 10 minute time limit. Simple set up and break down.
- Wolf Murphy
- Meridy Mendoza
- Andrew Oakes, Jenifer Trieste, Christopher Rodriguez, Matt Powell
- Eugene Malloy
- Silk Road Caravan
9:00 PM – Drum Circle / Didgeridoo Circle / Gypsy Dance Circle / Flute Circle / Conga Corner
Saturday May 2, 2020
9:00 AM – Yoga with Sandy Palmer.
10:00 AM – Frame drumming on the Tar Drum: Hymn to the Muse
11:00 AM – Facilitated Drum Circle with Giving Tree Music. All levels of skill invited to participate. All ages are encouraged to play!
1:00 PM – Dunun Dance and Intro to Djembe
2:30 PM – Learn about the Taiko Drums with Tampa Taiko.
4:00 PM – Children’s Drum & Dance. Children learn to drum & dance, and rehearse for the stage performance.
6:00 PM – Children’s Performance Kids get the spotlight!
6:30 PM – Paralounge Give Away! Must be present to win! (Must be inside the building and ready to claim your gift, or another name will be pulled and another winner will be announced.) If you do not “need” the gift, be a hero and ask for another name to be pulled. (Details on the Admission Page)
7:00 PM – Tampa Taiko brings the BIG DRUMS! Enjoy Japanese Taiko drumming.
8:00 PM – Inanna Sisters in Rhythm Performing World Rhythms
9:00 PM – Drum Circle / Conga Corner / Didgeridoo Circle / Gypsy Dance Circle / Flute Circle
Sunday May 3, 2020
9:00 AM Yoga with Sandy Palmer.
10:00 AM Rhythm Church with your host Clinton Tipton. Rhythm Church is not based on any religion. It is an experience, using Intentional Music, to broadcast and receive spiritual connection.
All campsites must be vacant by 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon.
Enjoy the season and we will see you at the 36th Paralounge Drum Gathering October 8-11, 2020
Primitive Camping included with Admission. You have the option to upgrade and reserve a “single bunk” in the bunkhouse.