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Arthur Hull    

Drummer and Experiential Team Building Facilitator

Arthur Hull is recognized as the father of the community drum circle movement. He is a motivational speaker, keynote presenter and an internationally acclaimed master at facilitating groups of people through a common experience using music and rhythm. Since 1985, Arthur has used the Village Music Circles™ metaphor to build team spirit and promote unity in corporations, schools and communities worldwide. Arthur's unique awareness of human dynamics allow him to work successfully with diverse populations. From corporate executives to kids at risk, from the self-proclaimed “rhythmically challenged” to professional musicians, Arthur inspires full, enthusiastic participation. Arthur has taught Village Music to over 7,000 students at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Apple Computer, Silicon Graphics, Patagonia, Kinko’s, Motorola, McDonald’s, Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal, ExonMobile, World Bank, Sony, and Toyota are among the hundreds of corporations who have found the spirit of community through Village Music Circles™ events.

Based on years of experiences Arthur has authored a book/CD and a video in which he shares his stories and techniques in facilitation and rhythm. Drum Circle Spirit: Facilitating Human Potential Through Rhythm and The Video Guide to Endrummingment are available through Village Music Circles™ Products. Arthur has been nationally awarded for his success in using rhythm as a tool for social awareness and change. His awards include:

2001 Infinity Foundation Spirit Award, 2000 Drum Magazine’s Drummie Award for Best Drum Circle Facilitator, 1998 Drum Magazine’s Drummie Award for Best World Beat/New Age Percussionist of the Year, 1994 All One Tribe Foundation’s Drumming Education Award.

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As a performing musician for 30 years Arthur has studied and worked with many renowned percussionists including Babatunde Olatunji (left), Hamza El Din, and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead. His studio work has placed his rhythms on many recorded albums including those of The Small Village Music Ensemble; The Nigerian Highlife Orchestra, Katoja; and Babatunde Olatunji’s African Rain.

Arthur is a Signature Series Endorsee for REMO, Inc. He has designed many REMO World Percussion Drums and facilitates national and international REMO sponsored events.

Arthur's mastery of group facilitation and musical talent combined with his spontaneous humor and wisdom guarantee fun and inspiration for all.

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