"WE ARE THE DRUM" is a hand drumming workshop (and jun-jun/bell for those interested) for beginning to "advancing" players, starting with the basics as given by Babatunde Olatunji and moving into West African and Afro Caribbean rhythms with the emphasis on pulse, flow and developing the awareness that as drummers, and musicians in general, we walk a fine line between playing and being played by the music. Making music together involves a collective awareness, a communal agreement as to how we relate to and use the flow of time, choosing moments of sound and silence to create rhythm. Our goal as a drum ensemble is to become one drummer with as many hands as are playing.
Drumming, dancing and singing have the power to elate, to heal, and to heighten one's spiritual and physical well being. Music is a gift we are all blessed with to one extent or another and the way to honor that gift is to use it and to share it, through teaching, performing, or simply sending a joyful noise into the universe around us.
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