August 20, 2010

posted Aug 20, 2010, 4:00 PM by Steve Calkins   [ updated Aug 23, 2010, 7:46 PM by Jeff Wardlaw ]
 Hi "One-Heart Community Drum" Folks!,
    Great drumming at the Lansing Harbor Festival in Lansing; and also, at Beech Hill Pond, (at Matt and Camilla's Anniversary party!) Thanks to all that attended, and gave their energy to the activities! It was appreciated by the many that complimented on the excellent drumming! Love, Steve

Upcoming drumming:

    Saturday, June 21st, 4P.M., Open community drum circle, Stewart Park, NW corner, south end of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY. Extra drums available, potluck optional, children welcomed!

    Monday, August 23rd, 4P.M. Steve will be leading a drumming activity at the YMCA on Triphammer Rd, for the kids summer camp program. It will last about 1 hour, with children ages, 5-15. Anyone interested in assisting in the activity is welcomed to attend.

    Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th, MUSE Festival, Peters Rd, Willseyville, NY. This year's MUSEFest will be a "Reunion Gathering", with only a couple of local bands, and an open community drum circle. Since this is a new site, (which is largely unprepared), this will be primarily an organizing year, (with site preparation for the following return to a full festival lineup, being organized for next year, at this year's festival.)
     There will be little physical advertising of this event, so expect it to be small, as many will not know it is happening at this new site, and the site itself will need a lot of work over the next year to get ready for a return to full activity.
    DIrections from Ithaca: Take Rte 96B South towards Danby. Continue through Danby,  until you reach S Danby Rd/County Rd 125, turning right onto it. Go 2.3 miles to then left onto Peters Rd. Go approx 1 mile, located on the left, across from Nature's Song Retreat, (217 Peters Rd), is the festival site.

    Saturday, September 4th, 4P.M., Open community drum circle, Stewart Park, NW corner, south end of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY. Extra drums available, potluck optional, children welcomed.

    Monday, September 6th, 1P.M. Labor Day drum, and potluck, Stewart Park, NW corner, south end of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY. Special end of summer family gathering, with shared food, barbecue, and drumming! Extra drums available.
   
From: connect@earthdancenetwork.com
    EARTHDANCE GLOBAL FESTIVAL FOR PEACE : : September 18, 2010, 200+ Locations in 50 countries!
Steve's Note: Level Green Community did a local EarthDance event last year, so may do another this year.

Some weekly hand drumming classes available:

From: Jeremy and Erica Crytzer
    Mondays, 5:30-6:30P.M., West African Drum Class, learn fundamentals of technique &
traditional polyrhythms on djembe and doun douns. Location: Moonlight Dance Studio, 407
Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. More info: 607-532-4037

From: Jonathan Kline <jkline@jonathankline.org>
    Subject: Afro-Caribbean Percussion Class Questions: jkline@jonathankline.org

From:  ray <theuniversalrhythm@gmail.com>
    Saturdays 3-4pm, Hand Drumming Classes, Soma Yoga & Living Arts 409 W. State St. around back. $10 hr. More info: theuniversalrhythm.webs.com

O.K. Have a great week! Love, Steve
    
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