Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
April 18, 2012
Hi - this would be a great group to motivate me!
My mother-in-law speaks only Marathi and Hindi, and I'd like to be able to talk to her. (I chose Hindi over Marathi because there are more materials to teach yourself Hindi than Marathi; also, I can use it in a wider variety of places when visiting India).
I have two books, both with CDs that have been helpful and Rosetta Stone, which is very useful. My husband speaks Hindi, but I'm not confident enough with him to carry on a conversation. I've slacked off the past few months, though, so it would be good to be accountable to someone else to get me motivated to practice.
My name is John O'Connor and I am with Forte Swordplay.
We are a group that mainly does longsword in the German tradition.
We are starting to do more dagger work too.
We meet on Wednesday and Sunday. Longsword is a great workout.
Please check us out.
Hi Barbara, Welcome to the West Newton Minimalist Runners I hope we see you at some of our group runs soon. - Ken Schafer
Hi, Barbara! Welcome, greetings, & blessings from all of us at Newton-Boston Martial Artists and Yoga Practitioners. We hope to see you soon in person and wish you peace, joy, good health, long life, and love! -- Sal
Hi Barbara! And welcome :) Of course you are more than welcome to pay the member dues in any way that is most convenient for you. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you very soon. Happy writing!
Generally, we have a drum circle only ont he 4st sat of the month. Next one is SAT Feb 26. Hope you come - and fine to bring friends and dancers. If you want another circle to go to I suggest "The Boston Drum Circle" that meets in Lexington, on MAss Ave, near Arlington line. Every two weeks, usuallt. Chekl the meetup group. Run by Alan Tauber. He's the best teacher I know, and an internationally respected authority on West African drumming - plus, just a really nice person to know.
Nice you joined and are coming to the next meeting. fyi - we have quite a few really good dunun (djun-djun) players, as well as some seasoned in traditionsal rhythms from Guinea and Mali. Mostly we work to keep a solid background melody on dununs, and clear basics on djembes - then all the less experienced people can just jam happily, and the group feel is then musical and fun and ok for dancing.
Yay! Great you're coming! Fine to bring husband, friends, kids - for both drumming and dance. Bring drums if you have them, or you can use ones people bring to share.
Go sign-up to the Framingham Drum Circle (it is really only 1/2 hr from Arlington) so you get messages.
idea - interested in fun, easy beginner class?
Natick, we also have one in Arlington.
Let me know your plans. thanks. john