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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Sound of Drums, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Drum Circle, Prospect Park
Photo by myself in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

On any given Sunday afternoon, the rhythmic sound of drums can be heard throughout Prospect Park, playing in unison for lengths of time.

My fiance Mark and I made our way toward the sound. There they were, about ten guys with drums between their knees. A couple guys with mallets stood behind taller drums.

There is in fact a designated spot for drummers in Prospect Park, in a spot called Drummer's Grove. Drummers assemble there every Sunday.

There must have been construction going on at Drummer's Grove this weekend. The above photo was taken in another corner of the park, at 9th Street and Prospect Park West.

For information about Drummer's Grove in Prospect Park, click here.

Related posts: On Drums and the Brooklyn Bunny, On Swinging Jazz and Sniffing Dogs and Strike up the Band, in Washington Square Park.


Olivier said...

sympa la video, ca devait etre un bon moment

Beatrice B. said...

I agree... must have been a great moment. These spontaneous drum session are always special!!!


Leif Hagen said...

It must have been really fun to discover them playing and to hear their drums making music, Kitty!

Have you and your finance' set a wedding date? Just nosy...

Laura Cousins said...

I simply LOVE the idea of having a designated drumming 'area' like that. So liberal, so forward-thinking. Need that here in Bournemouth.

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Yes I wish I had made a video too. The relentless rhythym of the drums is something a photo just cannot capture.

Thanks Beatrice!

Hi Leif!
Ha, we have not set a date. We are very, very lazy. And we live together so there is no impending rush! Terrible!

Hi Laura!
I'm so glad you saw this post. I was going to email you about this since you are a musician.

It is truly cool how participatory the drumming sessions are. People nod their heads and tap along.