Mickey Hart: Drumming As Peacemaking Tool
“Humans are rhythm machines. Thatâ€™s what life is built on, rhythm, so when you share that with someone you make a connection at a very deep level. You get to understand their emotions, their hopes, dreams, fears, whatever.
“When you entrain you get in sync, you have common ground, youâ€™re touching the essence of life. Youâ€™re sharing some kind of sacred space with these people. That makes peace.
“I donâ€™t ever remember coming off of a stage where people were really passionate about playing music at that moment, and feeling bad towards them. Itâ€™s always a heightened experience; itâ€™s always enlightening in some way, and it makes you feel good. And itâ€™s fun.”