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Rhythm for Our Soul – Drumming Workshop & Performance
June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rhythm for Our Soul – Drumming Workshop Series & Performance
It began with the Mother’s heartbeat, and we are all still connected. Let’s drum together!
Similar to our single Drumming Circle sessions, each student will learn the history of djembe drums, traditional rhythms, and as a class, we will build upon what we have learned in each class, leading up to a group public performance. Tammi will lead us through some of the ancient traditional rhythms and inspire you to express the rhythms in your own soul. Did you know that drums have notes? Learn the 3 traditional notes, the history of the instrument, and its culture. Express your own rhythms, learn traditional – and non-traditional – songs, movements, and most definitely have some fun! Please let us know ahead of time if you need a djembe drum.
DATES: Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27
PREFORMANCE DATE: Friday, July 7 (First Friday in Downtown Lancaster – location TBD)
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early)
CLASS SERIES FEE: $80.00 (four class series)
WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water bottle, and get ready to rock! If you have a djembe, bring it, but if not, please let us know to bring one for you. When we play drums, we will remove rings and large items around your wrists (bulky bracelets or watches).
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Tammi Hessen is drawn to the transformative arts—she is a local family therapist, a health policy analyst, and a West African drumming educator in the Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, and York areas. Tammi has led drumming classes and circles for 20 years, teaches at Franklin & Marshall College, has a small private therapy practice, teaches empowering local drumming classes, and is a member of several music bands and performance groups. Ready to begin your journey? Contact Tammi for private or group drumming lessons, or for performances and school programs. www.tammihessen.com