Join us for a drum circle session and concert with Chota Madre, the only Ecuadorian band outside of Ecuador that promotes Afro-Ecuadorian bomba music. They will be visiting Chicago for the first time and will share their cultural movement with us. Bomba was born and flourished from the cultural exchange between the indigenous, mestizo and African communities living in proximity in the Carchi and Imbabura provinces of Ecuador. Bomba is characterized by the percussion bomba drum, handmade by the African desce...
ndants living in the area. Together the requinto guitar, the guiro, and male and female voices transmit color, feeling and passion to the people.
We will also have a demonstration of Afro-Peruvian rhythms.
What is a drum circle?
A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle.
Typically, people gather to drum in drum "circles" with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and yourself and to create a community
It is suggested to bring a percussion instrument or anything that can be banged on to make noise can be used as a percussion instrument such as cans, buckets, pipes, etc. You can also bring any other musical instrument.
One need not possess or purchase a drum or be a musician to participate. The participants make up the music as they go along, using their listening and playing skills to make musical connections and express themselves in any way that feels right. Participation is voluntary and often includes drumming, singing or chanting, dancing, and listening.
Suggested Donation: $7