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Rhythm Fest 2012 - Drumming/Dancing Weekend, Cross Junction, VA

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Winchester, VA
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Calling all Drummers,

A wonderful opportunity awaits you this summer at Rhythm Fest 2012 in Cross Junction, VA. Mark your calendars for the weekend of August 17-19.

This year - two incredible drumming instructors will be present teaching a number of classes all weekend long.

Sidqi (Brad Sitwell) is well known in the Middle Eastern dance community for his expertise in Middle Eastern Rhythms. Sidqi has more than 25 years experience playing darabuka with experience in Balkan, & Middle Eastern drumming technique, and special interest in Turkish and Macedonian Romany rhythms.
Sidqi has taught at east coast venues such as Rakkasah East, the Folktours Mideast-Turkish camp, the EEFC Balkan Camp, the Buffalo on the Danube Balkan camp, and at the west coast Middle East camp in Mendocino, CA. Brad has made field recordings of drummers in the US, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. He founded WMFC, a non-profit group that produces the Balktoberfest and Herdeljezi (Romany “Gypsy”) Festivals in the DC area, which has donated thousands to a charity in Macedonia. Currently he is director of percussion at Sahara Dance in Washington, D.C.

Tigre is a rhythmancer (a drum mage), a drum instructor and a drum circle facilitator.

In his thirty four years of drumming, studying, training, and/or instructing classical and modern percussion, he has acquired a wealth of experience in band, orchestra, marching band and competitive drum corps. He is immersed in traditional West African Djembe drumming and technique. He has studied drumming and drum circle facilitation with Jaqui MacMillan. He has performed and/or studied with many artists including David Korup, Aesa Grayson, Sogjbeti Diamante, Jaqui MacMillan and Jim Donovan of Rusted Root.
Tigre facilitates groups to shape intentions and drum circles for a variety of reasons: ritual, meditation, inspiration, trance, healing and enjoyment.

Tigre has co-created formal and informal ceremonies, and taught classes for many regional and nationally recognized organizations and events such as Drum and Splash, The Mid-Atlantic Men's Gathering, The Sacred Space Conference, Fires Rising, Sacred Well, and Carolina Spirit Quest. He joined the band Kiva in 2005 and now resides in Baltimore, MD.

This is fun and very affordable weekend for the entire family: - good food, drumming, belly dancing, singing, yoga, and much, much more!
For more info. visit: http://www.rhythmfest...­

Thanks, Miramar, Cross Junction, VA
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