|Percussion Around the Fire:
There are practical and magical aspects to drumming. As humans we struggle with the tools we are given and the limits of our daily existence. But the magic of the fire and the drum can release us from our earthly bonds and let us rise above our limits.
If we set ourselves on the path of music with an authentic desire to learn and grow, then we will be challenged and our hard work will be rewarded with moments of great intuition. These are gifts of spirit where we leap forward to a new place.
In this workshop we will learn some of the details of how our drums work and how to improve our playing. We will supply a framework and some concepts and ideas from which you can distill your own style and allow you the freedom to explore.
With these tools you can express yourself better and begin to communicate with other drummers and dancers more effectively around the fire.
Billy Woods (Sylvanus):
A Qi Gung practitioner and wandering Abbot of Shen-Men Guan (Spirit Gate Temple), Billy Woods teaches and leads Qi Gung classes across the US. He has been a professional drummer since 1958, performing across the United States. He recorded an album with Imani White and worked with Dragonsong 2010-11, and his own summer festival tour preforming his peace, love and light show. featuring his latest compositions, "Clean air ,clean water", "Peace is possible" , "The time of greed is over" and "Frankenfunk". For more info see billywoods.com
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