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Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances. ~ Maya Angelou

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Organic Groove Summer Drum Jam 2016!

5th July 2016 by admin

Organic Groove Summer Drum Jam
Every 3rd Thursday in the summer
June 16  |  July 21  |  August 18  |  September 15

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Victoria Park Island
Victoria Park, Downtown Kitchener

Let’s create music in the moment and community!

How to drum jam!
Bring your drum and a folding chair
Percussion is fun: Think cowbells, shakers, and tambourines!
Dress in layers: Drumming generates heat but evenings can be chilly
Bring water to stay hydrated

The OG Summer Drum Jam Manifesto
The OG Summer Drum Jam is a safe and inclusive space
It’s free and always will be
Everyone is always welcome:
All ages, cultures, abilities, LGBTQ2S

Rain + Drums = Cancellation
Stay up-to-date by checking out our Facebook page:
KW Drum Circles

 

 

A story I’ve never shared, about a time I felt I didn’t belong

5th July 2016 by admin

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong?

WeBelong Waterloo Region is a wonderful project by Bridges to Belonging happening right now. What does it mean to belong? How does it feel? And how does it feel if you don’t?

#WeBelong

#WeBelong

When the champion of this project, Cameron Dearlove, Executive Director, Bridges to Belonging, asked me to write something about my experiences with belonging, I didn’t know if I had the courage to share what you are about to read. Spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending.

Click here to read my story, about a time when I didn’t feel I belonged.

 

 

Learn to play the West African djembe

5th July 2016 by admin

Did you know? Kat van Groove teaches 10-week group Rhythmic Journey hand-drumming sessions. Learn to play the West African djembe in a fun and friendly space.

Fall 2016 Rhythmic Journey session
September 20 – November 29, 2016 (10 weeks)
No class October 11
Tuesday evenings
New drummers – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Returning drummers – 8:30 – 9:30 pm
88 Gibson Drive, Kitchener

New drummers learn:

  • Proper technique
  • Bass and tone notes
  • Essential rhythms
  • Rhythm games
  • Drum Circle 101
  • Intro to Improvisation
  • Drumming in Community

Returning drummers learn:

  • Advanced technique (slaps, flams, rolls)
  • Intermediate level improvisation
  • Complex poly-rhythmic playing
  • Meditative Drumming 101
  • Authentic West African rhythms and drum songs

It’s all about creating community!

We end each session with a potluck and facilitated community drum circle with friends and family. It’s all about making music in the moment and creating community!

No drum? No problem!
You can rent a drum for just $2 per class.

Have any questions?
Ready to register?

Let’s talk! Email Kat at organicgroove@gmail.com