DJDJ at the Kamloops Wellness Festival 2013

Wellness pic from Ivy 2013

Djembe Django Drummers performed at the awesome Kamloops Wellness Festival on the Sept. 27th weekend. We had the opportunity to play for the opening ceremony and we were so happy to be spreading rhythms of wellness! The performances by DJDJ were superb! Thanks to these drummers for giving their all; spreading the joy and making smiles and grooves happen!  Hugs to Mona, Brenda, Diane, Cynthia, Raven, Una, Sue, Jean, and Ivy. THANKS bunches for the extra practise times and for letting it all flow into awesomeness!

A special note is that we had two brand new drummers ( only 3 practises) on the stage with us. Brenda and Diane were time keepers for us and they did not miss a beat! WOW! See drumming is easy and fun!

Robin Layne Oct 20th – guest presenter at Let’s Move Studio

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 Rhythms for the Earth

Guest Workshop Presenter – Robin Layne from Vancouver, BC

www.robinlayne.ca

 WHERE: Let’s Move Studio, Kamloops BC

#200-1201 Summit Drive:

Scotia Bank Building: Upstairs, Corner of Summit and Columbia

at the corner of Sahali Mall: Lots of free parking!

Enter on Summit Drive under the awning.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20th

TIME: from 12:30 until 3:00 (Short break in between the two workshops.)

Please arrive before 12:30. We’ll be starting right away.

WHAT: Afro-Latin Drum Workshops 6/8ths

FEE: $25 for one workshop, $40 for both

Please bring the exact bill amount. Thank you. Receipts available.

REGISTRATION: contact Raven at djembedjango@hotmail.com to register ( Name, phone #, djembe (drum)  needed?) #s of participants attending are needed by Oct. 16th to ensure that Robin’s workshop will go ahead as planned. Thank you.

AGENDA:

Join renowned percussionist Robin Layne for two workshops that celebrate the joy of drumming. Both of the rhythms you will learn are in 6/8, which is a circular rhythm and great for bringing you back to earth after the summer. In traditional cultures the world over, drumming, singing, and dancing are intertwined and are a part of daily life.

Robin has been drumming most of his life and has had the opportunity to study with fantastic teachers all over the world.  Robin says, “ I personally love to teach because there are few things more enjoyable than seeing a group of people who may or may not know each other, suddenly communicating through the universal language of music.”

Come and join us for a great time! We’re celebrating you and new rhythms!

 Workshop 1: Bandogyeli – Rhythm from Guinea, inspired by Monkeys

Learn to play solo phrases and the djembe, doun-doun, and bells parts for this fun rhythm from Guinea.  Who doesn’t like Monkeys?  I learned this rhythm from Famoudou Konate and it’s got a great 6/8 groove in the folk tradition of the northern part of Guinea.

Workshop 2: Afro-Cuban Rumba

Learn to play folkloric rumba patterns such as Columbia on the djembe, congas, and bells.  This is one of the most beautiful conga patterns of the Afro-Cuban tradition and we’ll translate it to the djembe and ensemble.  You will be encouraged to sing for this one, too, if you feel like it!

 

DRUMMING IN KAMLOOPS – Calendar Dates for the 2013 term

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Hi all drummers, music lovers, and fun people. This is an invite to come and drum! Please read the  DJDJ schedule and the new dates for UJAMMA Community drumming.

Please contact me for DJDJ drum circle times at my house if you got this invite and are wanting to join a drum circle.

Please contact me for lessons/circle times if you are a newbie and want to get in the drum circle community. We’d love to hear from you and hope to see you soon at DJDJ or UJAMMA time.

Rhythms, Raven     djembedjango@hotmail.com

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 UJAMMA – KAMLOOPS COMMUNITY DRUMMING

@ Let’s Move Studio #200 – 1201 Summit Drive

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DJEMBE DJANGO DRUMMERS

@ at Raven’s 6:30 – 8 pm, 250 828 2953 djembedjango@hotmail.com

Oct. 7th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 4th, Nov. 12th, Nov 25th, Dec. 2nd, Dec. 16th

2014 will be posted later.

Give us a call if you’re in town!

Besides your drum, please bring your perc. toys for practising shaker, stick, guiro, clave etc.