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Drum 360°at The Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf and Blind

Drum360° is a group drumming experience that is 100% accessible for individuals in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and Deaf-Blind communities by utilizing Support Services Providers (SSPs), American Sign Language Interpreters, ProTactile cues, and many balloons! We create an environment that generates organic rhythms and allows the space for each drummer to express himself or herself freely, all while maintaining communication throughout the group. The unfortunate theme of feeling isolated from the rest of society is felt heavily by many members who identify themselves as DeafBlind, that is why we offer an event that is focused on empowerment, expression, community spirit, and sharing good vibes with your neighbors!

When the drumming comes to an end we offer the option for participants to express themselves further by telling us exactly how they feel after drumming with their peers at our “express yourself” video camera station. This video is the culmination of response from a few DeafBlind drummers after the group drumming session we hosted for the students and staff at The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. Enjoy!