Another great workshop led by Chuck Cogliandro of Kumandi Drums (www.kumandi.com).
first 12/8 clave workshop on February 5th was so successful we had to turn a few
people away due to space limitations. We will be in the same space this time and
can take 25 participants, so don't wait too long to register. One participant
saw magic in the connection between the 12/8 and the diatonic (do re mi) musical
scale. Many people reported feeling energized, even after 8 hours with this rhythm!
I think that's a good result. There were numerous beginner drummers who really
enjoyed it. One participant said I could share these words inspired by the experience:
'I witnessed myself letting go of the need to 'play Liberte' [the rhythm we
were learning] and instead found myself longing for the feeling of the connection
within that rhythm to the GaMaLa, and the pulse, and the breath. To feel myself
move within the spaciousness. I so want this. And not just with a drum between
my knees, but in my life. To be able to hold my own space and yet feel that space
breathe at it's edges. As I come into and out of relationship with others. As
I contract in anger or expand in joy. As I attempt to multi-task and do so efficiently
as opposed to spiraling in the chaos of the 'crowded space' (as I perceive it).'
I think that's a good result too. We will continue playing in the 12/8 dimension
and explore all the possible combinations of the wheel. We'll have opportunities
to hold multiple rhythms simultaneously- playing two, playing one and chanting
another, etc. We will again move in the world of 12/8 from many different perspectives,
including chant, movement, clapping, hearing multiple layers simultaneously, TaKeTiNa,
and the learning of a traditional West African djembe rhythm. Bring an open mind
and willingness to go for a ride together! We will have a lunch break- there are
many excellent restaurants right around the church".
have a one-hour lunch around 1 PM. You have the option of bringing something and
eating on site or going out to eat.
or Money Order
(+$10 for drum rental if needed)
payable to Village Events
1343 Wilkes Crest
Dacula, GA. 30019