Mark your calendars: on September 11, from 2:30 - 5:30 pm (note time change) at the Fallen Alders Hall on Royston Road, Comox Valley rhythm and drum enthusiasts have an exciting and rare opportunity to participate in a unique workshop, facilitated by the amazing Ubaka Hill, who is coming all the way from New York via Vancouver to share her time and energy with us. Ubaka is a visionary: she is a performer, composer, songwriter, recording artist, motivational speaker, conference weaver, and teacher of hand drumming workshops whose soul-vision and intention is to facilitate and inspire personal transformation, empowerment, healing and joy with music that moves you. For more information on Ubaka, visit: http://www.ubakahilldrumsong.
Ubaka's 3 hour workshop will be divided into two parts:
The first section, "Drumsong: The Art and Spirit of Drumming", is a fun and empowering exploration of the art and spirit of drumming that fosters individual ability and authentic self-expression, offering you a pathway to connect with the power of your own, personal inner rhythm. You will learn complete drum songs rooted in various cultural and contemporary rhythmic styles and patterns and there will be a focus on developing and improving playing techniques and rhythmic ability for community drumming circles. This is an exploration of the foundations of the universal language of drumming, rhythm and pulse, time and tone - you will experience the spirit of drumming and the unifying, energizing, and revitalizing effects of individual and group/ensemble playing, improvising, and singing.
The second section, "Drumming: Beyond the Edge", is an experiential journey that explores the impact and relationship of sound frequencies on our energetic states of well-being and growth. We will explore ways to integrate the drum, rattles, and other sounding forms for transformative healing. We will learn ways to raise, hold and direct sound frequencies to revitalize and inspire health and balance of one's whole being.
Pre-registration for these workshops is absolutely necessary, and spaces will likely fill quickly. FMI and to hold your space, please contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.338.1444. The cost for this amazing opportunity is on a sliding scale of $40 - $80 - we would like this workshop to be accessible to as many people as possible and trust that you will donate what you can honestly afford. Following the workshop(s) there will also be an opportunity to share in a light potluck dinner in Ubaka's company.
This is a wonderful way to start our fall season of drumming - please register asap to hold your spot!