2023 classes are scheduled every Monday and some Friday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at The Center of Light. Six instructors facilitate different weeks, and each has agreed to teach their unique flavor of various drumming rhythms for Djembe, Conga, Ashiko, Djun Djun, Frame Drum, Slaptop Cajon, percussion and more. There will be a few extra drums for use on these evenings. Please bring a drum if you have one.
All of the instructors have played or taught professionally and have extensive education and personal practice commitments. They have also studied with Gordy Ryan, Grammy Award winning musician who travelled and performed with Babatunde Olatunji for over 20 years. They will all bring their own authentic style offerings with new experiences of rhythms for us to enjoy and practice with. These are considered beginning / intermediate, and FUN classes. We will also publish information on Facebook in the Group, which you are welcome to join.
The new central location is at 21st and Harvard, in the east side of the Utica Park Clinic rented by Center of Light, located at the front of the building. Parking is available both in the front and back. A $10 suggested donation is asked for participants.
SE Corner of 21st and Harvard
Utica Park Clinic, CENTER OF LIGHT
Full and New Moon drumming sessions are held at Woodward Park in the Butterfly Garden area through the Fall. Dates are listed in Drumming Schedule. Sessions are weather permitting. We are drumming "into" each moon phase, so usually it falls the day before any official published Full or New Moon date/time.
These are impromptu, allow-the-energies-to-move-us sessions that can include West African beats, Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, Congolese and many others. Please bring a folding chair and any kind/style of drum for these outdoor sessions. Percussionists and dancers welcome! Free.
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2023 Drumming Schedule
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“I look, at my hands moving, they are my hands, but not me moving. They are being moved by the Pulse,
the way of the song.” — From the Way of the Pulse, Drumming with Spirit
Monday Sept 25th - Monday Night Drumming with Leslie - Center of Light - 7-8:30pm
Thursday Sept 28th - Full Moon Drumming at Woodward Park Butterfly Garden - NEW TIME - 7:00 - 8:30