I am very excited to let you all know that the Blue Lotus Trio is coming to the Comox Valley on April 20 for a frame drumming workshop and house concert at Creekside Commons!
This will be the first of three opportunities for you to get to know the frame drum, one of the world's first drums, a mystical instrument used by priestesses and shamans in cultures worldwide -- for celebrations, rituals and rites of passage.
Hope to see you there! Seating is limited at Creekside and parking for the public is to the left when you enter the complex. Please RSVP me if you intend to attend the workshop; pre-registration is necessary: firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUE LOTUS TRIO: an intimate studio concert
Monday April 20, 8:30 - 9:30pm Creekside Commons
The three members of the Nova Scotia-based world music ensemble, Blue Lotus Trio, are inspired by their passion for Indian music, Sufi poetry, Turkish rhythms, and the direct language of the love song, in its many manifestations.
At times romantic, playful and meditative, their sound is intimate, acoustic and international - blending the warmth and beauty of songs in English, Sanskrit, Farsi and Turkish with the dynamic intensity of Indian and Middle Eastern drumming, and balanced over a smooth, focused layer of drone.
SAHARA NASR (voice, sarangi, guitar, frame drum)
KEN SHORLEY (tabla, darabuka, riq, frame drums, saz, voice)
HEIDI KALYANI (shruti box, tamboura, frame drum)
Blue Lotus Trio on YouTube:
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FRAME DRUMMING WORKSHOP with Blue Lotus Trio
Monday April 20, 6:30 - 8pm
This hands-on workshop will focus on exploring the beautiful resonance of the frame drum. Participants will learn basic hand and finger techniques, along with a selection of traditional, sacred and dance rhythms from the Middle East. The workshop will be facilitated by members of Blue Lotus Trio, a visiting world music ensemble from Nova Scotia. The cost of workshop registration ($25) includes admission to an intimate studio concert with Blue Lotus Trio which will take place immediately following the workshop. (Drum rentals will be available for an additional $5.)
Ken Shorley (from Blue Lotus Trio) on YouTube: