Ricarda Raabe has been facilitating drum circles and rhythm based events for teams, conferences, conventions, healthcare and other social facilities for 10 years. She is the main initiator of the large Community Drum Circle taking place on Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin, and organizes further education, in-house trainings and event days for diverse institutions around the topic 'Drum Circle' all around Germany. Ricarda is a Drum Circle Facilitator (VMC Graduate) and HealthRHYTHMS® Moderator (Health Rhythms Trained Facilitator) and has developed a special program for people with dementia.
Her motto: Rhythm connects – vitalizes – enchants
For me, drum circles represent an easy way and a great opportunity for everyone to explore the world of rhythm, and experience fun, energy and joy of life. It is a fantastic invitation to improvise on different drums and ercussion instruments, in order to create a magnificent and pulsating musical experience together, as a group. From my heart and soul, I encourage people to join in and play music together – spontaneously, lustfully and open to the experience.
Everyone can participate, regardless of musical experience, age, sex, social or ethnic background: Everybody can take part in a drum circle. A drum circle enhances community, free from judgement and free from classifications of "right" or "wrong".
I moderate, arrange and orchestrate a group of any number into a drum circle ensemble. In so doing, I serve the group and make suggestions, as well as lead through the drum event using clear communication, presence and unambiguous body language. I create a bond among participants and motivate them to work together, to respect each other, to listen to one another and to trust each other – while keeping my focus on the Big Picture: To connect people through rhythm!