DRUM & CHANT WORKSHOP & OPEN DRUM CIRCLE
For Drummers, Singers, Bards and Percussion junkies,
Introduction to World Drum & Chant
Part Four: The Native American Drum - Chante Wanjila: One Heartbeat
3-5pm, Sunday August 18th at Magickal Realms:
Frame Drums are traditional for this content, but all drums can perform the rhythms. We will also be working with a large ceremonial drum.
Drumming to the Gods, Open Drum Circle - Immediately follows at 5-7pm
Come to either and learn sumptin' or just Drum Out.
Or come to both and widen your head and get some spirit buzz.
Facilitated by Kurt Griffith/Talking Stone
Native Practitioner, Singer, Bard and Drummer.
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD DRUM AND CHANT
A multi-part introduction to the some many and varied traditions and techniques that make up the rich tapestry of percussion that is an integral part of ritual and ceremony throughout the world. Also exploring the significant differences between drumming for festival and drum circles and for supporting ritual and ceremony. This will be Hands and voice ON. A few instruments may be available, but do bring your kit!
Following sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of the Month.
1 • Introduction to the Sacred Drum
2 • Afro–Caribbean
3 • Celtic & Frame Drum
September 8 - Part 5 • Sacred Chant and Song
October 13 - Part 6 • Supporting Ritual and Ceremony
The workshops and circles will be held at Magickal Realms in City Island, NYC.
We are requesting pass-the-hat donations — for gas money and keepin' the lights on at MR. Kick in what you can!
You do not need to attend all the sessions, each unit is intended to be directly accessible, but material will build on content in each topic session. So just like real life, the more you attend the more you'll learn!
Hope to see many of you there.
Blessings • Mitaquye Oyasin • Namaste • Shalom • A Salaam Alikum • Ashe!
Kurt Griffith / Talking Stone