Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Explore how drumming stimulates the mind, body, and spirit, activates creative expression, and supports wholeness and well-being. In this workshop, we will learn transformational drumming based on ancient and contemporary understandings of the positive and restorative effects of rhythmic music and harmonic resonance. We’ll expand our understanding of world music rhythm patterns of the djembe, conga, ashiko, dundun, bells, and rattles, for use in community drum circles, personal enjoyment, education, healing practices, and performance. We’ll also explore tone quality, timing, composition, improvisation, and sound healing. Come open and clear your inner pathways to brighten and enliven your own Spirit.
Note: All skill levels welcome. Handouts and resource information will also be provided. A personal hand drum is required to participate, such as a djembe, ashiko, frame drum, dundun, conga, or dombeck. Rattles, hand percussion, bells, singing bowl are also suggested but not required. Ubaka recommends Music Inn World Instruments (musicinn.nyc), 169 West 4th Street, New York, (212) 243-5715.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 am- 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $145
New York Open Center
Ubaka Hill, a nationally known performer, recording artist, and teacher of hand drumming, is the founder of the Drumsong Orchestra, the Drumsong Institute Museum and Archive of Women’s Drumming Traditions, and the Million Women Drummers Global Initiative.