Festival Workshop Series
One of the highlights of the Eastern Mass Rhythm Festival is the workshop series.
We invite members of the community to share their skills with you in a way that is engaging, educational and fun.
Anyone can attend any of the workshops for no additional cost and no need for preregistration.
But because the workshops are physically spread out from each other, you will want to plan ahead which ones you will attend, in order to save yourself a lot of walking.
There are four workshop sessions and within each session there is a choice of different workshops happening at the same time at different locations around the property.
The locations are called Hilltop (at the far end of the upper field behind the parking area), Visitor Center (on the patio or on the grass behind the red barn), and Birch Grove (at the far end of the field on the other side of the canal).
Here's an outline of the workshop presenters and their topics. This list is preliminary and is still being revised, but it gives you a rough idea of what we hope to have in store for you.
11:00 - 12:00
Hilltop Moussa Traore - Rhythms from Mali, West Africa
12:00 - 1:00
Hilltop Sidy Maiga - Rhythms from Mali, West Africa
Visitor center Ami Sarasvati - Learn to play Native American flute
Birch grove Stephen Brown - Intro to Rhythm Bones
1:30 - 2:30
Hilltop Jim Salem - Jam skills for freestyle drum circles
Visitor center Josef Kottler - Sacred drumming & chants
Birch grove Inara - Intro to belly dance
3:00 - 4:00
Hilltop Greg Haggard - West African rhythms on dundun drums
Visitor center John McKusick - Gong bath sound meditation
Birch grove Sarah Huber - Learning to spin the flow staff
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