The Paralounge Drum Gathering is a celebration of the human spirit. Paralounge Inc. is dedicated to building a community utilizing drum and dance from around the world. Each indigenous culture has developed unique styles and techniques involving drum and dance. This indigenous music has become the building blocks of our modern music. So there is a very educational aspect to the practice we call “drum circle”. We can learn the intricate foundations of our music and learn about world culture as well.
The Paralounge Mission:
Create an environment where these ingredients are present:
We are dedicated to creating a community through multi cultural interaction and musical understanding. The Paralounge is a place where you can learn about cultures from around the world and understand the basics of rhythm.
Spend your day learning about all kinds of exotic instruments created by indigenous tribes. Learn how they were made and what they were made for. Many rhythms can be crossed over between other percussion instruments.
Get your body moving and learn traditional dances practiced by your ancestors. The workshops are full of all kinds of educational facts. Many teachers have enjoyed the Paralounge Drum Gathering and received Continuing Education Hours (approved by their district).
This is a celebration of the human spirit with drum and dance. The Paralounge Drum Gathering is a Music Retreat for families and community. This is an atmosphere where families may enjoy an outdoor adventure together, while also receiving an educational and bonding experience. Paralounge is a place where you may find your family! The warm welcome and open minded community offers a strong bonding experience.
The first Paralounge Drum Gathering was in July 2002 at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Each event since, has grown and evolved as the community becomes more engaged and unified.
Many life long friendships have been made. Many community drum circles have been created because of the relationships created here. Many participants learn techniques and rhythms at the Paralounge Drum Gathering, then share them with their community drum circles.