Hometown: New Zealand...Fiji...Edmonton
February 3, 2010
From funkmaster facilitator, Marcus Fung.
A set of djundjuns from the Ivory Coast (that I co-own with some of the women in Lomani Mundi), two djembes, a Lali Ni Meke from Fiji, an Udu, a Kpanlogo (also co-owned), a native frame drum, boom whakers, claves, bells, maracas, etc.
I can really belt out a tune in the shower!
To connect with others, practice patience with myself, open myself to a lifelong journey of learning, and learn to embrace my own song. Also, to make some phat beats with the women of Lomani Mundi (women's world percussion group).
To meet and play with diverse drummers. To learn and perform drum songs from around the world. To help create a women's drum community in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
The ladies of Edmonton's Lomani Mundi percussion ensemble all arrived in Seattle safely (including their drums). Check out the workshops/circles they can choose from today - CRAZY GOOD!!!: http://swps.org/swps?page=schedlistwrf130413 Last night was the opening night, which included performances and circles by: Arthur Hull, Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble, Naby Camara, Simone LaDrumma, Malima Kone & Meridian Negilski, Kim Atkinson, Pamela Mortensen & Alexandra Be, George Sadak w/ Nawal Singh & Anil Prasad, Sam Rogers, and Monette Marino-Keita. Can't wait to share everything we learn in Seattle with all you fabulous Edmonton drum folk!