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Old Jul 10, 03
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Rayeine will become famous soon enough
Drum Circle fun!

Is anyone selling an old drum of theirs?
If not, join me anyways, for some good and fun times indeed.

mwah! :c-tard:




Vancouver Area Hand Drumming Events


Upcoming Events
See below for regular, ongoing events and see our links page for links to other Vancouver event listings

July 12 - Drum Circle at Cates Park - This is the first of a series of drum circles on Saturday evenings during the summer, weather permitting, in beautiful Cates Park, starting around 7PM. From 4 - 7 there will be a performance by a local band, followed immediately by a drum circle, so bring your picnic. Cost: $5, drums available for rent for $5.

To get to Cates Park from Vancouver, go north on 2nd Narrows Bridge, take the first exit (Dollarton Hwy), continue along Dollarton through the Maplewood Flats area, through the Indian Reserve, and then another mile or so. The park is on the water on your right. The drum circle will be located on the grass area close to the lighthouse.

July 15/16 - Djembe Drumming Classes with Russell Shumsky - Master drummer Russell Shumsky is starting new sessions of drumming classes on July 15 and 16. Classes are located at Britannia and Strathcona Community Centres. Drums are provided. For more information see www.russellshumsky.com or call 604-253-2114.

July 16 - Drum Circle, Jam & Dance Party at Hot Jazz Club - An ongoing drum circle, dance party & jam session at the Hot Jazz Cabaret, 2120 Main Street (near 6th Ave). This Wednesday featuring a performance by Sambata with dance rhtyhms from Brazil & Cuba. $5 for the whole evening, refreshments available. Drum circle starts at 7:30, first person drumming gets a free drink! Some loaner drums will be available.

July 19 - Drum Circle at Cates Park - An ongoing series of drum circles on Saturday evenings during the summer, weather permitting, in beautiful Cates Park, starting around 7PM. From 4 - 7 there will be performances by local bands, followed immediately by a drum circle, so bring your picnic. Cost: $5, drums available for rent for $5.

July 25 - Drum Circle at Masabo Studio - Jam with Fana Soro & friends the last Friday of every month at Masabo Music & Dance Studio, 40 - 6th Street, New West. 604-521-4225

July 26 - Illuminares - This lantern festival at Trout Lake Park (near 15th & Victoria Drive) is the best drumming event of the summer. Picnickers converge on the park during the late afternoon, and drumming, dancing, parading, fireworks, etc. go on until past midnight.

Aug 2 - Drum Circle at Cates Park - An ongoing series of drum circles on Saturday evenings during the summer, weather permitting, in beautiful Cates Park, starting around 7PM. From 4 - 7 there will be performances by local bands, followed immediately by a drum circle, so bring your picnic. Cost: $5, drums available for rent for $5.

Aug 6 - Drum Circle, Jam & Dance Party at Hot Jazz Club - An ongoing drum circle, dance party & jam session at the Hot Jazz Cabaret, 2120 Main Street (near 6th Ave). $5 for the whole evening, refreshments available. Drum circle starts at 7:30, first person drumming gets a free drink! Some loaner drums will be available.

Aug 9 - Drum Circle at Cates Park - An ongoing series of drum circles on Saturday evenings during the summer, weather permitting, in beautiful Cates Park, starting around 7PM. From 4 - 7 there will be performances by local bands, followed immediately by a drum circle, so bring your picnic. Cost: $5, drums available for rent for $5.

Aug 11 - 15 - Fun with Rhythm at Summer Camp - An exciting course for those who play or would like to discover drums and percussion. Students will learn technique and rhythms in a wide variety of styles. Taught by Dave DiTomaso, who has been performing since 1980. $70. Italian Cultural Center, 3075 Slocan @ Grandview Hwy. Call Dave at 604-254-2315.

Aug 20 - Drum Circle, Jam & Dance Party at Hot Jazz Club - An ongoing drum circle, dance party & jam session at the Hot Jazz Cabaret, 2120 Main Street (near 6th Ave). $5 for the whole evening, refreshments available. Drum circle starts at 7:30, first person drumming gets a free drink! Some loaner drums will be available.

Sept 3 - Drum Circle, Jam & Dance Party at Hot Jazz Club - An ongoing drum circle, dance party & jam session at the Hot Jazz Cabaret, 2120 Main Street (near 6th Ave). $5 for the whole evening, refreshments available. Drum circle starts at 7:30, first person drumming gets a free drink! Some loaner drums will be available.

Sept 5 - 7 - Hand Drum & Percussion Camp on Hornby Island - Come to Hornby Island and experience the rhythm of the Island, the eagles, the forest, the beaches and the drum. Drum Camp Facilitators: Ron Sitter and Dean Samuel 5 hours of workshops on each of Sept 6 and 7 Circles Drum and Didgeridoo circles on Sept 5, 6 (bring your Didge along!) Cost: $100 for the weekend or $50/day if you can't stay, youth 16 years and under - $80 for all or $40.00 per day Drums: Bring your own or Djembes available for $10 rental Register: Email ron&june@telus.net or phone 250 335 0699. Please register by August 15. Deposit $50.00 deposit (cash or cheque only) with registration Contacts Dean 250-335-2022 or Ron 250-335-0699







Ongoing Events
Here are some regular, on-going (usually weekly) events for drummers. These events come and go so, especially for the older postings, check with the organizer before going out of your way.

Drum Circle at Spanish Banks - The perennial Spanish Banks Sunday drum circle has started for the year! Folks start to gather at 6 or 7PM Sunday evening near the anchor at Spanish Banks and stay until it is too cold or wet to continue. Bring your own drum (or rhythm toys of any description) and whatever else you need to be comfortable. - posted 2003-6-12

West African and SABAR Dance Lessons - Every Sunday at Ache Brasil, 341 East Broadway, Siley Adama teaches tradional African tribal dances from West Africa and the exceptional Sabar dance from Senegal from 6h30 to 8h. 8 weeks/90$ 4 weeks/50$ Drop in/15$ Bring your kids! Info: 604-733-6390 - posted 2003-4-24

African Night every Tuesday at El Cocal - Jam and African Music from 8pm - 10pm (bring your drums and African CDs) Free! At 10pm there will be a performance by Djembe/Sabar/Dance master Sileye Adama and his band - 1037 Commercial Drive Info: 604-733-6390 - updated 2003-5-12

Escola de Samba - Music and drumming of Brazil - Learn the unstoppable Carnaval rhythms of Brazil - Open rehearsals Wednesdays 7 - 10PM Locaton varies, so please call before you come. Info: Paul 604-340-8252 - updated 2003-6-12

Jericho Community Drum Circle - Note new day and time! - Our circle is into its 4th year, the longest running weekly drum circle in Vancouver, facilitated by Lyle Povah, is now on Sundays instead of Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m. (note-Feb.16, Mar.16, Apr.13, May 11 and June 15 time is 5 - 6:30 p.m.), address is 4196 West 4th Avenue, all African drums and various instruments provided, for first time beginners and more advanced players, cost is $5 (children under 10 years old and seniors free) For info lyle_povah@codacom.com or 604-736-6487 - updated 2003-1-27

Beginners Djembe Workshop - This is an on-going eight week beginner course in the Djembe. Taught by Vancouver percussionist and drum teacher Alex Mckechnie Every Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the Forufera Centre for Dance, Joy, and Well-Being, 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. To sign up for the full eight weeks it costs 120$ (15$ a lesson). People can drop in and see if they are interested for half the cost of a single lesson. Info: 604-562-8911 or www.forufera.com

Drum Circle with Adel Awad - First Sunday of every month, 7 - 9PM, Forufera Centre, Mezzanine Level, 505 Hamilton Street (Corner of Pender Street), Vancouver - 604-633-2623 - posted 2002-2-27

Transcedental Rhythm and Music Workshop - You are invited to participate in the spontaneous creation of Transcendental Rhythmic Music. Musicians, Drummers, as well as people with no musical background are all welcome. Participants may bring drums or other percussion instruments. Workshop Facilitator and Presenter: Nima Ghaemi. Admission: $7.00 Time: Sundays, 2pm Location: Delkhaneh At 301B, 1425 W. Pender St. For more information call 604-771-6565 - posted 2001-11-7

Mandido - Academy of African Music / Have Drums Will Travel - Drum circles for different levels, drum rebuilding classes - 2365 Burrard Ave (at 8th Ave) 604-734-DRUM email: mandido@telus.net - posted 2001-3-19
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