And if you’re in her neck of the woods in Allentown, PA next month, you should consider joining in at a drumming workshop that she’s organized on Saturday, April 4 with Jim Donovan from Rusted Root. If I can get away from the city, I may go, too!
Details after the jump.
Saturday April 4th, 2009 Allentown, PA
Join us for a Day of Drumming with Jim Donovan (Rusted Root) at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley.
Drumming is not only satisfying as a social or community event, but also as a healing experience that feeds your spirit. It drops you into a space of presence, of being in the moment, of moving towards openness, and it reminds you that it’s ok to push things aside and create space for you yourself to let go and enjoy life.
The Yoga of Drum & Chant – 12:00pm to 2:30pm
“The Yoga of Drum and Chant : Drumming Meditation Workshop” is an energetic experience designed to renew your spirit and encourage transformational growth through direct positive action. Through conscious breath, sacred chant, and the healing power of the drum, you will leave the workshop feeling peaceful, grounded, invigorated, and alive. The energy exchange that comes from drumming and chanting as a group will lift you to a new level of openness within yourself that will continue to move you towards new personal and spiritual exploration.
ALL NEW! Drumming: Ecstasy & Evolution – 4:00pm to 6:30pm
In “Drumming: Ecstasy & Evolution”, Jim will teach you hand drumming techniques to play exciting rhythms and drumming songs from Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. You will also learn a simple yet powerful, four-step process that will teach you how to deeply connect with your drumming by learning to inject true emotion into what you play. This process will help to intensify your experience and provide a great opportunity to access both your personal connection with the drum, as well as your connection to the people around you.
“Drumming: Ecstasy & Evolution” also teaches you to drum in a supportive and selfless way, and as you do this, your drumming experience will become richer, more satisfying and cathartic. It’s true community music making.
Venue: MCCLV : Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
930 North 4th St., First Floor (Silkwerks building) Allentown, PA 18102
Free parking is available 24 hours a day behind the building and along Whitehall Street.
Pre-registration fee: $35 single workshop or $65 for both
Day of the event: $45 single workshop or $75 for both
Beginners warmly welcomed. Ages 17 and over. Drums provided.
All Major Credit Cards Accepted. Pre-Registration strongly recommended. Register Today!