Setting Record For Largest Hand Drum Ensemble

The Center for Health Equity is hosting Drum Circle: Drum Beats for Health & Wellness in less than two weeks to reset the Guinness World Record for the Largest Hand Drum Ensemble. The center hopes to raise awareness and promote healthy living through the beat of the drum.

The event will be held on Maryland Day, April 26, 2014, at Byrd Stadium at the University of Maryland, College Park.

For more information and to buy tickets to the event you can visit the Health Equity website, here.

Health Equity Drum Circle: Drum Beats for Health & Wellness from The Clarice Smith Center on Vimeo.

Drum Guru! Features Hit Like A Girl Winners

By Jordan Liffengren
  • Published April 11, 2014
  • Drum Guru

    New York, NY (April 11, 2014) – Drum Guru, the leading educational drumming app, is pleased to announce a new free lesson pack featuring the winners of the just-ended 2014 Hit like a Girl* contest. These winners were selected from entrants from 43 countries around the world by a celebrity judging team that included Dawn Richardson, Sheila E, Hannah Ford, Emanuelle Caplette, Allison Miller, Kate Schellenbach, Jess Bowen, Meytal Cohen, Emily Dolan-Davies, Jen Ledger, Didi Negron, and Nia Lovelis.

    The winners included Riesha Fayson (USA), Fernanda Fuentes (Chilé, Annika Nilles (AnyK) (Germany), Kanade Sato (Japan), Nat Drum-Her (USA), and Leticia Santos (Brazil). Each drummer performs an excerpt from her winning entry in the pack, accompanied by a transcription in practice mode, so drummers can learn and practice some of the great drumming concepts employed by the winners.

    Please visit for more information, and then use the following links to download the app, the free Hit like a Girl 2014 Winners pack, and all of the other great educational content Drum Guru has to offer:


    Google Play:

    Founded by Rob Wallis, who is also president of Hudson Music (the world's leading producer of educational drum media), Drum Guru is the world's leading new educational drumming app, having been featured as one of Apple's “New and Noteworthy” apps and on the front page of the App Store. Drum Guru has also won the Best App “Drummie” award from DRUM! Magazine for two years in a row.

    *"Hit Like A Girl" is a trademark of the Percussion Marketing Council.

    Mick Fleetwood To Host TV Series

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    Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is set to host a series of television specials in which he will interview and adventure with an array of his friends and colleagues at large in the entertainment industry, on the political scene, and well-known in the music and art community. The show, called "24 Hours With Mick," will be filmed in a variety of locations, including his home in Hawaii to cities around the world where he will be touring with Fleetwood Mac.

    Where and when the show will air has not yet been announced.

    Drummer Kliph Scurlock Leaves Flaming Lips

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    The Flaming Lips' drummer Kliph Scurlock is no longer a member of the band, according to Lips' representatives. Rumors were circulating when fans noticed Scurlock wasn't playing with the band at the Buku Music Project last month.

    Matt Duckworth, drummer for Lips collaborators Stardeath and White Dwarves, filled in for Scurlock during the Buku show. He also took up the drums in the Flaming Lips’ April Fools Day videos, which the band created with comedy website Funny or Die. There is no word yet on whether or not he will be joining the Lips in a more permanent fashion.

    The Art Of Drumming: Timelapse Glowing Sticks

    "Rhythm is the root of everything," says drummer Ben Mead. "I'm always looking for new ways to explore it. I've always wanted to see what rhythm might look like – to see the shape of sound."

    Recently, Mead joined forces with an ad agency to display drumming in a way it's never been seen before. They used timelapse photography to capture Mead's stick movement while playing, and a Matrix-style camera rig to view him from any angle.

    Check out the incredible video below: