A multicultural drum circle to celebrate the equinox and drum for peace will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, March 21 at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. The event is part of an international event held on each solstice and equinox started by Teotihuacan Indians in Central Mexico.

These indigenous people believe when the sound of 8,000 sacred drums join together, Mother Earth, animals and the human family will begin to heal in order to live together on the road to Sacred Peace.  The drum circle at Gibbs Library will occur at the same time as many other drum circles around the world, joining in this event for peace.

The library drum circle will include Maine Native American drumming as well as singing and chanting of songs from many cultures.   Jody King, a Washington drummer and drum teacher, will lead the event.  Anything that can be “drummed” can be brought to the event, including pots or pans, for those without a hand drum. A few extra drums are available at the circle. People also are invited to bring various instruments from around the world to create a rich and complex musical event.

The drum circle is free. For more information, call Gibbs Library at 845-2663 or visit gibbslibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.