31st Paralounge Drum Gathering

May 3-6 2018

Camp Kiwanis

19300 S.E 3rd ST

Silver Springs, Florida

Located in the Ocala National Forest

We are very excited to bring you another amazing line up of Performers and Instructors. You can look forward to a fun and educational weekend that is focused on Building Community through Drum & Dance. All ages are encouraged to participate.



Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music.  Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition.  Together for 26 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums. Traveling from Maine.


Ken Anoff presents: A Time to Drum

A Time to Drum is an amazing “World Percussion” ensemble from Jacksonville Florida. The Paralounge Drum Gathering has been proud to present A Time to Drum since 2007. This eclectic collection of percussion artist know how to deliver intense performances of percussion perfection!





Rhythm Quest is a contemporary world percussion trio exploring the outer reaches of drum music. Their ambitious original compositions draw on global rhythm traditions while maintaining a distinctive contemporary sound.





We are very privileged to have the resource to offer you the opportunity to play! Jana Broder will have her fleet of drums available so you may participate during this event. If you do not have a drum, we have one for you to borrow. Please treat them with respect, these instruments bring smiles to hundreds of people daily! Thank you Jana Broder and www.drummagic.net  



Friday May 4

9:00 am : Morning Yoga with Sandy Palmer

10:00 am : How to play the Australian Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo

11:00 am : Introduction to Drum Circles with Clinton Tipton

1:00 pm : 

2:30 pm : All about the Bass & Bells with Rhythm Quest. In this Workshop Rhythm Quest will explore the creative and responsible use of bass drums (or dununs) and bells – or the “top” and the “bottom” roles in a drum circle. Here we will explore dynamics, texture, energy and rhythmic space as we dig in to these very powerful instruments.

4:00 pm : Drum Circle Facilitator’s Meeting with Jana Broder. Open discussion on the DC Facilitation profession.

4:00 pm : Learn how to play the Native American Style Flute with Ray Wood.

5:00 pm : Welcome Home Drum Circle Meet and Greet

7:00 pm : Paralounge “Give Away” : Buy your admission online before April 23, 2018 and get your name entered into the drawing. Details on the Admission Page

8:00 pm : Rhythm Quest

Saturday May 5

9:00 am : Morning Yoga with Sandy Palmer

10:00 am : Facilitated Drum Circle with Jana Broder

11:00 am : Balkan Traditional Dance with Iba Gjilani

1:00 pm : Learning the Frame Drum with Inanna. All level of Frame Drum experience welcome.

2:30 pm : Singing with the Drums with Inanna. Learn the power of your vocal gifts.

4:00 pm : Advanced Rhythms with Ken Anoff. 

4:00 pm : Children’s Drum & Dance with Jana Broder’s Drum Magic. Kids learn to play and perform for the parents on the Paralounge stage.

6:00 pm : Children’s Spotlight

7:00 pm : A Time to Drum

8:00 pm : Inanna  Sister’s In Rhythm

Sunday May 6


We look forward to seeing you October 11-14, 2018!