Percussion, Music and Service Around the Fire: Bright Hawk

There are practical and magical aspects to drumming. As humans we struggle with the tools we are given and the limits of our daily existence. However we can choose the magic of the fire and the drum to release us from our earthly bonds and let us rise above our limits.

If we set ourselves on the path of music with an authentic desire to learn and grow, then we will be challenged and our hard work will be rewarded with moments of great intuition. These are gifts of spirit where we leap forward to a new place.

In this workshop we will learn some of the details of how our drums work and how to improve our playing. We will supply a framework and some concepts and ideas from which you can distill your own style and allow you the freedom to explore.

With these tools you can express yourself better and begin to communicate with other drummers and dancers more effectively around the fire.

Bright Hawk is an inspired and inspiring musician and storyteller, sharing her gifts (around the world) for more than twenty years to the delight of all. Her playful spirit and intense passion come through in her amazing djembe playing and teaching, the motivational stories she tells, in addition to the exquisite music of the Hang PanArt instrument. Bright Hawk’s recordings include Sacred Side Project’s Echoes of the Deep Waters with Jason Cohen, Chris Baum and Eric Freeman; as well as recording the soundtrack to Becoming an Oracle a seven CD meditation series with Nicki Sculley for Sounds True recordings. Bright Hawk lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is currently working on a story book and DVD of her work. In addition to studying, playing and performing West African music with master djembe player Abdoul Doumbia for twenty years; she also has a marimba band, Chapungu–playing the joyful music of Zimbabwe; and plays the Hang PanArt in hospice settings and for transformational healing programs.


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