Upcoming drumming 05/25/11

posted May 25, 2011, 2:02 PM by Steve Calkins
Hi "One-Heart Community Drum" Folks!,
   Excellent drum circle in the grove at Stewart Park, for our first outdoor drum circle of the season! Thanks to all that attended. Looks to be another nice day this Saturday, and we'll start at 3P.M. to accommodate the earlier sun sets this time of year. Well do a special Memorial Day barbecue/potluck and drum circle starting at Noon, on Monday as well. Hope to see you there! Love, Steve

Upcoming drumming:

    Saturday, May 28th, 3P.M. Open community drum circle, Stewart Park, (south end of Cayuga Lake), grove area, (Central south). Extra drums available, children welcomed, potluck optional!    

    Monday, May 30th, Noon, Memorial Day celebration, (with barbecue and potluck.) Open community drum circle, Stewart Park, (south end of Cayuga Lake), grove area, (central south side of park.) Extra drums available, children welcomed.

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 at 6:30 pm., Cayuga St, Ithaca.

From: drewnoden@gmail.com Ithaca Festival Parade Director:
     The 2011 Ithaca Festival Parade  Thursday, June 2nd, starting at 6:30 pm.
    Vehicles should be on site by 5:30 PM when the barricades go up; this is especially critical for oversized vehicles and anything that needs to be unloaded or assembled. Pedestrians should be on site by 5:45 - 6:00 PM.
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRIVERS  - Vehicles with staging sites on Cayuga Street should enter Cayuga Street from Lincoln Street.  Vehicles for EAST Lewis or EAST Jay Streets should enter from Utica Street, while those on WEST Lewis or WEST Jay Streets enter from Auburn Street.  Parade staff at each entrance will assist you.
    At DeWitt Park all vehicles must turn LEFT onto Buffalo Street.  Be especially careful at this turn – it usually is dense with onlookers.  Please stay in formation until you pass the boundary of DeWitt Park. Do not stop your vehicles on Buffalo St, as this arrests progress for the Parade groups behind you.  If you need to unload passengers, either pull briefly to the side of Buffalo St. or proceed east and turn left onto Tioga Street.  If you have special needs persons who need to be escorted, you can discharge them in the large parking lot behind the Courthouse.
    The Tabernacle Baptist Congregation at the corner of Cayuga and Lincoln Streets will again provide free cold drinks and cookies for us, and also allow access to their bathroom facilities beginning at 5:00 PM.  Just be careful and stay on the sidewalks on Cayuga Street, as there will be a series of 1-mile races from the High School to DeWitt Park from 6 - 6:30 PM.  And of course thank them for this generous hospitality.
     I expect each adult in the Parade to buy ($5) and wear an Ithaca Festival button. Drew Noden, Ithaca Festival Parade Coordinator

       Sunday, June 5th, Ithaca Festival Open Community Drum Circle, All Day in Stewart Park Grove Area, set-up beginning at Noon. To get into Stewart Park with a vehicle, you need a pass, and we only receive one vehicle pass, as a group. If you want me to transport any drums, get them to me by Saturday P.M. Drumming to begin as soon as set-up is complete. This is always a great event, attended by several thousand people. Hope you can join us! It's a real party/celebration!              

From: drumzzone8@gmail.com
    Wednesday, June 1st, 7:30 - 8:30pm, DrumZZone Community Drum Circle. Donation and yep drums to share.  Summer schedule will be 1x a month, first wednesday 7:30 - 8:30pm.
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)

    Saturday, June 18th, Summer Solstice Celebration at Peter Karig's home in West Danby. (Rte 34/96). Potluck, bonfire, extra drums available. (More info to follow.)

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

From: drumzzone8@gmail.com
    Monday, June 27th at 6pm! JANET PECK is returning to The DrumZZone for another hot kickin' African dance class!  Reserve the date now.  Contact Elizabeth. Nonrefundable pre-registration required, cost only $20.00  Register at The DrumZZone ASAP! Need at least 20 to run the class. Janet is incredible, don't miss this opportunity.
    DrumZZone will be present and teaching this year at Where Womyn Gather, a women's spirituality festival in PA.  That's going to be in June check out the website for more info and registration. www.wherewomyngather.com

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 at 133 Jersey Hill Rd Ithaca, NY. Tea Garden Ithaca is a beautiful forest like quiet oasis where guests can share sixty acres of 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 Jersey 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, as the festival starts on Friday, and there will be workshops on Friday. See schedule of events.
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.
Disruptive inebriated behavior, abusive behavior or trespassing will not be tolerated.
Right is reserved to remove anyone displaying these types of behaviors from the gathering.
Meeting and greeting Friday night: we will have the optional drum making workshop at 7 pm followed by a gathering around the fire. We will also have snacks, beverages, food 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.
We will have workshops Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, with a bonfire Friday night and all night drumming Saturday night.
We will have workshops in two different styles of drumming.
This year we will be offering both "Spirit-Rhythms": Ceremonial and Ritual
Drumming Workshops and African Drumming Workshops.
See schedule for times of 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 a great 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 has 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 personal atunements. These will be limited to four, and are available on a first come first serve basis. See Ray at at the gathering to schedule.
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.
Erica Crytzer will be teaching a beginners African Dance Class. Erica's class will be a beginner class focusing on one of the traditional dances from Guinea .
Erica has been dancing most of her life and has been a student of traditional West African dance for many years, as well as participating in many performances of traditional drumming and dance.
SpiritSoar - A Beginning African Dance Class

offered by Jaekah Chase

Jaekah has an immense love of opening the individual spirit through dance. She has studied various forms of dance throughout her life and focused on African Dance with master dancer and drummer, Maurice Haltom. She was a teacher of African Dance at Full Life Fitness in Ithaca, NY, as well as a student of yoga and djembe drumming for 10 years. She was deeply impressed with the fact that, once her students learned to move their bodies in a new way, they became, not only better dancers but, more confident and graceful in the 'dance of life'. This is what she truly loved about teaching.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Jaekah is fully aware of the Mind-Body connection and, as an African Dance teacher, she witnessed over and over again, that once one opens up the body through rhythmic movement, it opens the mind and imagination to more creative thinking. This, in turn, can foster a greater sense of inner peace and well-being.

Beginning African Dance works particularly well for this kind of personal expansion for three main reasons: 1) it is well-suited for every body-type as it's less about perfect technique than it is about learning to move the body parts (torso, arms, legs & feet, head) in unison, rhythmically; 2) it opens the core (mid-section or torso) of the body thus allowing for a better flow of energy along the spine and 3) so much of it focuses on cross-crawl movement (left foot/right arm, right foot/left arm...like crawling and walking) which connects the brain hemispheres.

Jaekah will be offering a Beginning African Dance class, using some simple African Dance inspired sequences done to traditional rhythms, that promises to be energizing and uplift the spirit.

Come and dance and let your spirit soar!

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 (other than optional), 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!
Optional Workshops:
You must be registered for Spirit-Rhythm to attend these workshops.
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 making 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.
Registration: Payment may be made by check or money order.
Checks or money orders are to be made out to One Heart Community Drum.
Checks must be mailed prior to 15 June.
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
You may e mail questions to me personally at:
feel free to join the Spirit-Rhythm group by sending e mail to:
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!
Schedule of Events

Friday July 8:

You may arrive anytime after 12 noon; if you arrive earlier send e mail to let us know.

6:00pm Gathering officially opens. There will be food in the dome for your convenience. Fruit, Juices, vegetables, salads, grains, breads, muffins etc, coffee, tea

7:00 pm Build your own drum workshop, requires either pre registration or bring cash to workshop. Let us know if you will be doing this so Tom brings enough supplies.

8:15 pm Welcoming Ritual

10:00 pm meeting and greeting and bonfire, this can go till dawn.

Saturday July 9

10:00 am rise and shine continental breakfast in dome

11:00 am Spirit Soar Workshop

12:30 am Lunch at the main house

1:45pm and Drum Workshops, African and Ritual and Ceremonial

3:15 pm African Dance Workshop

4:30 pm Drum Workshops, Ritual and Ceremonial

6:00 pm Drum making workshop

7:00 pm Reike atunements: see Ray to sign up, class size limited

8:00 pm Dinner at the main house

9:00 pm Main Ritual

10:00 pm Start of the magickal, ritual all night bonfire and drumming till dawn

Sunday July 10

10:00 am Rise and Shine

11:00 am Spirit-Soar Workshop

12:00 pm Lunch at the main house

1:00pm Ceremonial and Ritual Drumming Workshop

2:30 pm African Dance Workshop

3:30 pm African Drumming Workshop

5:00 pm Closing Ritual

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