What is the aim of the project?
We are delivering ‘Sound Circles’ and Sound Therapy to a variety of groups in their own environments. In our Sound Circles we include drum circle elements as well as West African/Arabic rhythms, World/Old time songs and Soundscapes.
It is an inclusive musical adventure, taking the group on a journey, encouraging individual and group creativity with an emphasis on mental and physical well-being.
Each circle is tailored specifically to the needs of the group to provide the most inclusive and enjoyable experience for our participants.
In our Sound Therapy sessions we use large beautiful Gongs, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Shruti boxes, various chimes from around the world and Handpan drums.
"The Sound Circle is an inclusive musical adventure, taking the group on a musical journey, developing musical skills, encouraging individual and group creativity, improving physical and mental well-being."
Participants sit back, relax and listen to the hypnotic sounds. This encourages deep relaxation and produces a meditative state. Positive feedback has shown how this provides a respite from stress, pain and every day worries. Groups we have worked with include the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafes, Endike Community Day Care, 5 Senses, Your Lives, Sight Support and the Refugee Council.
This project began in 2017 and is running until May 2019.
We delivered a Drum Circle in the park for Refugee Week and for a Hull Afro Caribbean Association (H.A.C.A) community gathering in 2018.
WE HAVE RECEIVED LOTS OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM ALL OF THE ORGANISATIONS WE ARE WORKING WITH.