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Wed, Jul 14


The Backyard Stage

Drumming Circle - Beginners Welcome (18+) (1)

Join our circle and bring your heart rhythm!

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Time & Location

Jul 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Backyard Stage, Orinda, CA, USA

About the event

Drumming circle participation helps build community, promotes many health benefits for body and mind, reduces stress responses and improves immune function.

This will be a small group activity. We will practice safe distancing for the safety of all participants, and please feel free to use a mask for your own comfort. All attendees are expected to have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

No prior drumming experience is needed. If you have a favorite drum or other percussion tool, please bring it. The activity will include call and response, basic counting, and is open to adults of any age.

Our drumming circle leader is Farahnaz Mazandarani, RN, PHN. She has been facilitating small group drumming for over 15 years and has worked in health care and rehabilitation. Farahnaz uses drumming as a complement to her holistic approach to health and wellness. In 2019, she led drumming circles for students at Miramonte High School here in Orinda.

Farahnaz is the founder of Project Joy And Health, a consulting service for individuals and organizations that is focused on integrating healthy practices into everyday life. You can reach Farahnaz at 415-683-7524, or email

We will provide shade and a safe environment, and the group size is limited due to social distancing regulations. We recommend that you bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable shoes; the space is a roughly finished backyard and the ground is uneven.

SunJams is a nonprofit (Tax ID 47-4435137) that supports music education in under-funded public schools as a science-based means to address students' achievements and a way to combat social inequities. We promote live music experiences as a direct benefit to participants and a way to support our funding efforts. All donations to Sunjams are tax deductible.

The suggested donation for participants in this activity is $10, though we appreciate donations of any amount. Payment can be made via Paypal at

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