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Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances. ~ Maya Angelou

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Organic Groove Summer Drum Jam 2016!

5th July 2016 by admin

Organic Groove Summer Drum Jam
Every 3rd Thursday in the summer
June 16  |  July 21  |  August 18  |  September 15

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Victoria Park Island
Victoria Park, Downtown Kitchener

Let’s create music in the moment and community!

How to drum jam!
Bring your drum and a folding chair
Percussion is fun: Think cowbells, shakers, and tambourines!
Dress in layers: Drumming generates heat but evenings can be chilly
Bring water to stay hydrated

The OG Summer Drum Jam Manifesto
The OG Summer Drum Jam is a safe and inclusive space
It’s free and always will be
Everyone is always welcome:
All ages, cultures, abilities, LGBTQ2S

Rain + Drums = Cancellation
Stay up-to-date by checking out our Facebook page:
KW Drum Circles



A story I’ve never shared, about a time I felt I didn’t belong

5th July 2016 by admin

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong?

WeBelong Waterloo Region is a wonderful project by Bridges to Belonging happening right now. What does it mean to belong? How does it feel? And how does it feel if you don’t?



When the champion of this project, Cameron Dearlove, Executive Director, Bridges to Belonging, asked me to write something about my experiences with belonging, I didn’t know if I had the courage to share what you are about to read. Spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending.

Click here to read my story, about a time when I didn’t feel I belonged.



Learn to play the West African djembe

5th July 2016 by admin

Did you know? Kat van Groove teaches 10-week group Rhythmic Journey hand-drumming sessions. Learn to play the West African djembe in a fun and friendly space.

Fall 2016 Rhythmic Journey session
September 20 – November 29, 2016 (10 weeks)
No class October 11
Tuesday evenings
New drummers – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Returning drummers – 8:30 – 9:30 pm
88 Gibson Drive, Kitchener

New drummers learn:

  • Proper technique
  • Bass and tone notes
  • Essential rhythms
  • Rhythm games
  • Drum Circle 101
  • Intro to Improvisation
  • Drumming in Community

Returning drummers learn:

  • Advanced technique (slaps, flams, rolls)
  • Intermediate level improvisation
  • Complex poly-rhythmic playing
  • Meditative Drumming 101
  • Authentic West African rhythms and drum songs

It’s all about creating community!

We end each session with a potluck and facilitated community drum circle with friends and family. It’s all about making music in the moment and creating community!

No drum? No problem!
You can rent a drum for just $2 per class.

Have any questions?
Ready to register?

Let’s talk! Email Kat at