Friday, March 27, 2009

Time and Place: A swell dance party

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

March 21, 2009, 11:12 p.m., on Arizona Avenue N.E.
  • March 21, 2009, 11:12 p.m., on Arizona Avenue N.E.

This week's Time and Place photo was shot at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust drum circle which takes place the first and third Saturday of each month. The drum circle is one of Atlanta’s most unique events with people gathering around a bonfire dancing, chanting, drumming, freaking, humming, clapping and singing from darkness till midnight. The sight of silhouettes shaking it around a cascading fire to the endless throbbing beats that shift and stutter and peter out and start again is quite wonderful. This combined with the spirit of a musical potluck with people bringing their own instruments and novices beating drums with total strangers makes it a truly communal experience. This photo was taken of a person dancing crazily with a light with which they were spinning around and around and around.

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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