Upcoming drumming 05/06/11

posted May 6, 2011, 2:30 PM by Steve Calkins
Hi "One-Heart Community Drum" Folks!,
    Another great drum circle last weekend. Thanks to all that contributed their energies.  Nice to have Ray Eldridge back drumming, as he adds a lot to the group, and nice to see Rich Farr, who is super busy, and is often out of town. Keep drumming, and smiling!
    This weekend is our last drumming workshop with Jeremy Crytzer, (other than at Spirit Rhythm), for the remainder of the summer, so try to make this if you want some excellent instruction for a fair price. (Donation.) 
    The following weekend, (May 14th), I'd like to shoot for our first outdoor drum circle in Stewart Park for this season. Since it is still getting dark early I suggest that we meet at 3P.M. (rather than out normal indoor time of 6P.M.) Spread the word, and if the weather is inclement, we can still drum earlier at the school, and have time to attend other evening events. Love, Steve

Upcoming drumming:

From: Joe Lorincz <oneheartcommunitydrummers@yahoo.com
    Saturday May 7th, 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Drumming workshop with Jeremy Crytzer: We will spend the afternoon with Jeremy learning rhythms from Guinea and Mali, West Africa; in addition to djembe parts we will also have a chance to learn doundounba parts as well so if you have a doundounba bring it.   The circle will have some drums to share, but if you have a drum bring it.   We will have a break in the middle of the program so bring a snack and some to share.   We will be taking donations to help pay for Jeremy's time.  
    Jeremy Crytzer:  Learn rhythms from Guinea and Mali , West Africa , on djembe and doun douns with Jeremy Crytzer. Jeremy has studied West African drumming for over 21 years with many master teachers including Karamba Dioubate, Abdoul Doumbia, Yaya Diallo, Mamady Keita, Mbemba Bangoura, and others. He has performed all over the country and facilitated workshops with many of the African masters with whom he studied and played. He has been teaching drum classes since 1999, previously in Tucson, Arizona, and is considered a patient and encouraging but rigorous teacher.
   Steve's Note: We are asking people to bring a potluck dish to pass, to provide for refreshments during the workshop. This is optional. See you all there!

May Full Moon: May 17th, 7:09A.M. EDT

June New Moon: June 1st, 5:03P.M. EDT

June 01, Partial Solar Eclipse, 7:16P.M. (Siberia)
   
    June 2nd-5th, Ithaca Festival:
       Parade: Thursday June 2nd Cayuga St, Ithaca.
       Open Community Drum Circle All Day Sunday, June 5th, in Stewart Park Grove Area.
       We have received confirmation from the Ithaca Festival Folks for the all day drum circle, Sunday, in Stewart Park, Grove area. Always a great event, attended by several thousand people. Hope you can join us! It's a real party/celebration!

June Full Moon: June 15th, 4:13P.M. EDT

June 15th, Total Lunar Eclipse,  Total eclipse begins 3:22P.M. Greatest eclipse: 4:12 P.M. EDT Total eclipse ends 5:02P.M. (Africa-Asia)

June 21, 1:16 P.M. EDT, Summer Solstice

July New Moon: July 1st, 4:54A.M. EDT

July 01, Partial Solar Eclipse 4:38A.M. (Antarctica)
   
Spirit-Rhythm 2011: Drumming and Dancing in The Forest, July 8, 9, 10, 2011  a Joe Drumn production See our website for more information: www.oneheartcommunitydrumming.org
Spirit-Rhythm: 2011 Drumming and Dancing in the Forest will be held at Sheela Kingsbury's "Tea Garden Ithaca".
    Located just a short drive from downtown Ithaca, NY at 133 Jersey Hill Rd Ithaca, NY. Tea Garden Ithaca is a beautiful forest like quiet oasis where guests can share in the serenity and beauty of nature.
    Directions: From Ithaca: 96B South, past Ithaca College to stop light at W. King Rd. & Upper Buttermilk Falls sign. Turn right, travel 3.1 miles until Jersey Hill Rd. Turn right on Jerseyy Hill and go 1000ft Blue mailbox, Tea Garden sign & 700ft. driveway on the left.
   Spirit Rhythm will be July 8, 9, 10, 2011. Please try to arrive Friday night, but please be there by 9 am Saturday at the very latest.
    Spirit-Rhythm will be focused on drumming workshops (two separate styles of drumming workshops are offered this year), dance workshops (two separate style of dance workshops), an optional Japanese Tea Ceremony, Reike workshops and all night drumming around the fire Saturday night, and building and celebrating a close connected community. (Plan on arriving either Friday night or no later than Saturday morning by 9 am.)
    During the day, you can explore many types of ceremonial, ritual, spiritual, drumming, dance, and other natural, magical and artistic practices via workshops, We offer an optional Japanese Tea Ceremony, nature hikes, forest walks, drumming, chanting, singing, and dancing in a circle; together, around a beautiful bonfire. Hanging out with new friends in the community exchanging insights, thoughts, ideas, moments, trust and forging connection .
    When the sun goes down, the bonfire light will light up the night to the sights and sounds of amazing ceremonial, freestyle, and beautifully rhythmic and stimulating magical dancing, spiritual and ceremonial chants, songs, drumming, laughing and that special spark that comes from a close connected community enjoying and celebrating itself!
    Please treat the land as sacred. Pick up all trash and place it in the designated receptacles. There will be containers for garbage as well as recycling. Please leave the area better than you found it. Cigarette butts and other trash must be disposed of in the containers or sand buckets provided, and not thrown onto the ground, into the woods, or into the sacred fire. No smoking in the dome, circle or around the sacred fire.. Simply leave the circle for a moment.
    Alcohol is restricted to your camp site. No strolling around with open containers or inebriated. No alcohol in the dome, circle or sacred fire. Simply leave the circle for a moment.
    Meeting and greeting Friday night: we will have snacks, beverages and fruit available. We will also gather around the fire to get to know each other, drum a bit, share information about Spirit-Rhythm and get ready for two fun filled days of drumming and dancing and celebrating our community.
    This year we will be offering both "Spirit-Rhythms": Ceremonial and Ritual Drumming Workshops and African Drumming Workshops.
    "Spirit-Rhythms": The Ceremonial and Ritual Drumming Workshops, will include ceremonial and ritual drumming techniques and rhythms, chants, songs, "ritual dance and working the fire" for people and circles whose drumming and dance has a ritual, spiritual, magical or ceremonial focus or working.
    "Spirit-Rhythms" will be taught by Spirit Drummer and Master Reike instructor Raymond Eldridge. Ray has greata local and non local reputation for his dedication to Spirit-Drumming and his overall capabilities as a master drummer. Ray has drummed for many percussion musicians, bands and performers, is on CD's, and fhas performed in countless festivals, concerts and events. Ray brings his extensive spirit drumming experience to Spirit-Rhythm and the Spirit-Rhythms Workshops. Ray will also be conducting Reike workshops.
    The African drumming workshops will be taught by Jeremy Crytzer.
    Jeremy Crytzer: Learn rhythms from Guinea and Mali , West Africa , on djembe and doun douns with Jeremy Crytzer. Jeremy has studied West African drumming for over 21 years with many master teachers including Karamba Dioubate, Abdoul Doumbia, Yaya Diallo, Mamady Keita, Mbemba Bangoura, and others. He has performed all over the country and facilitated workshops with many of the African masters with whom he studied and played. He has been teaching drum classes since 1999, previously in Tucson , Arizona , and is considered a patient and encouraging but rigorous teacher.
    Should the weather be inclement there is a nice very large comfortable main house where we will have our meals and workshops. We can fit people in easily and comfortably. We will also have overhead tarps to cover the camping area.
    The price $75.00 includes all workshops, camping, bonfires, meals and snacks. But feel free to bring some of your favorite snacks. We will have a menu that has great vegetarian and meat dishes. Prepared by the Tea Garden chefs known for their culinary skill and magic!
    Registration: Payment may be made by check or money order.
    Checks or money orders are to be made out to One Heart Community Drum.
    Mail to: Joseph Lorincz, 1028 Ellis Hollow Rd. # 236, Ithaca, NY 14850
    Include on a separate sheet of paper, included with your check or money order, your name, address, phone number and e mail. Indicate if you prefer vegetarian menu or meat menu. If you are registering more than one person with your check or money order indicate that and include the above required information.
    Also if you wish: Optional Japanese Tea Ceremony. For a separate $10.00, paid directly to Tea Garden Ithaca, you can enjoy The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art form. In the simple act of making tea and drinking it, host and guest share in a ritual of beauty that promotes a profound sense of well being and connection between participants.
    Sheela Kingsbury has been studying traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony for over 20 years, both in New York City and in Japan. She is a certified tea practitioner and teacher with the Urasenke Chanoyu Tradition, the oldest and largest world wide Tea school.
    As a professional Landscape Designer, Sheela specializes in the creation of Contemplation Gardens, a synthesis of traditional Japanese garden design with a strong naturalistic approach. She is developing Tea Garden Ithaca into a quiet forest and oasis, a unique garden destination, open to the public and available for events, teas and weddings. More info on this serenely beautiful place: http://www.teagardenithaca.com
    If you wish to take part in The Tea Ceremony, include, in the same envelope you use to send in your Spirit-Rhythm registration, A SEPARATE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, made out to Sheela Kingsbury in the amount of $10.00 for each person taking part in the tea Ceremony. Include the number of people taking part and their information sent with your separate check or money order for your Spirit-Rhythm payment.
  Scholarships Available:
    Thomas Kozlowski owner of TOKO Imports, located in Ithaca NY, (on the lower level of The Dewitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 607-277-3780 www.toko-imports.com) has funded four scholarships of $25.00 each
    To participate you must submit in person at TOKO Imports, in written form (not e mail) a brief and concise paper answering the following questions:
1. What does drumming mean to you
2. Why do you want to go to Spirit-Rhythm.
    You must personally bring in your paper to TOKO Imports and answer a couple of questions that Tom will pose to you. You must submit you paper personally no later than 1 June 2011! Winners will be chosen by Tom Kozlowski, and this scholarship program is the sole property and purview of Tom Kozlowski and TOKO Imports. If you are from out of the region, give Tom a call about how to participate! More info will be coming.
Spirit-rhythm will be offering an "optional"  drum making workshop.  There is an additional charge for these:
 Make your own Ashiko:  Tom Kozlowski of TOKO Imports, (located in
Ithaca NY, (on the lower level of The Dewitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St.  
Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-277-3780 www.toko-imports.com) will be conducting two drum mking workshops at Spirit-Rhythm.  They will be on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 5 pm, he will provide a finished drum shell, wrapped rings, rope and a head for the drum.  Under his guidance you will "rope" (assemble) the drum.  The Ashikos are 22 to 24 inches tall and have a 9 inch head and are made out of hard pine.  The cost for this workshop is $125.00. 
 
If you wish to take part in this workshop you must register in advance (when you register for Spirit-Rhythm).  You may include with your Spirit-Rhythm registration an additional check or money order made out to "TOKO Imports" in the amount of $125.00.  or bring cash to the workshop. Remember this is in addition to your Spirit-Rhythm registration.
 
Optional Japanese Tea Ceremony

 
For a separate $10.00, paid directly to Tea Garden Ithaca, you can enjoy The Japanese Tea Ceremony. 
 
 Japanese Tea Ceremony is an art form. In the simple act of making tea and drinking it, host and guest share in a ritual of beauty that promotes a profound sense of well being and connection between participants.
 
Sheela Kingsbury has been studying traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony for over 20 years, both in New York City and in Japan. She is a certified tea practitioner and teacher with the Urasenke Chanoyu Tradition, the oldest and largest world wide Tea school.

As a professional Landscape Designer, Sheela specializes in the creation of Contemplation Gardens, a synthesis of traditional Japanese garden design with a strong naturalistic approach. She is developing Tea Garden Ithaca into a quiet forest and oasis, a unique garden destination, open to the public and available for events, teas and weddings. More info on this serenely beautiful place:   http://www.teagardenithaca.com
 
If you wish to take part in The Tea Ceremony, include, in the same envelope you use to send in your Spirit-Rhythm registration,  A SEPARATE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, made out to Sheela Kingsbury in the amount of $10.00 for each person taking part in the tea Ceremony.  Include the number of people taking part and their information sent with your separate check or money order for your Spirit-Rhythm payment.

July Full Moon: July 15th, 2:40A.M. EDT

    July 21-24th, Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, NY. We generally drum for the "Happiness Parade", on Saturday, July 23rd, 3P.M., followed by an open drum circle on the small knoll across from the concession stands. Then we do an all-night drum circle, at the off-site camping area, off Agard Rd. For more info on the festival: http://www.grassrootsfest.org/festival/

July (2nd New Moon of Month): July 30th 2:40P.M. EDT

August 3-August 18 Mercury Retrograde

August Full Moon: Aug 13th, 2:58P.M. EDT

August New Moon: Aug 28th, 11:04P.M. EDT

September Full Moon: Sept 12, 5:27A.M. EDT

September 23, 5:05 A.M. EDT, Fall Equinox

September New Moon: Sept 27: 7:09A.M. EDT

    October 6-9, 2011, Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance.  More info: http://www.shakorihills.org/

October Full Moon: Oct 11th, 10:06P.M. EDT

October New Moon: Oct 26th, 3:56P.M. EDT

November Full Moon: Nov 10th, 3:16P.M. EST

November New Moon: Nov 25th, 1:10A.M. EST

November 25, Partial Solar Eclipse, 1:20A.M. (Southern Hemisphere)

November 25-December 14, Mercury Retrograde

December Full Moon: Dec 10th, 9:36A.M. EST

December 10th, Total Lunar Eclipse, Partially visible at moonset only in Eastern U.S. 6:33P.M. EST

December 22, 12:30 A.M. EST, Winter Solstice

December New Moon: Dec 24th, 1:06P.M. EST

    Million Women Drummers Gathering 2013 - If you are a woman drummer, check out what is going on! This event is a vision by Ubaka Hill and is in the beginning stages of creation on facebook. Get involved, TODAY! Help spread the word to all and any women drummer sister friends and become a part of the process! www.millionwomendrummers.com

Other events will be posted as they become confirmed! 

Some weekly hand drumming classes available:

From: Jeremy and Erica Crytzer
  Classes discontinued until later in the Fall. More info: 607-532-4037

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

Have great week! Love, Steve
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