Past Featured Events

Journey To The Heart of Mayan Wisdom – A 10 Day Pilgrimage to Guatemala

with AJ Block, Xango Shola and special guests Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina Cruz of the Tz’utujil Mayan Family of San Pedro de...
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Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering 2017 Highlights

On July 1, 2017 a group of 20 didgeridoo players gathered in New York City for Didge Project’s annual free event: The Central Park...
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The Tribal Rhythms Gathering, Aug. 17-20, 2017, with Lewis Burns, Nadishana, Maestro Manuel Rufino,...

THE TRIBAL RHYTHMS GATHERING 2017 THURS. AUG 17, 7PM - SUN. AUG. 20, 5PM DIDGERIDOO MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LEWIS BURNS ON SUN., AUG. 20. UPSTATE NEW...

Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering – July 1, 2017

THE CENTRAL PARK DIDGERIDOO GATHERING SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017, 11AM TO 2PM  DIDGERIDOO CLASSES WITH MEMBERS OF DIDGE PROJECT CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY Welcome to the...

Heart and Mind Festival: Voices of the Earth – June 16, 2017

In a time and place where humanity is at a crossroads, the Heart & Mind Festival has become a trusted ground for all people...

All Past Events

Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market

Jun 10, 12:00pm - Jun 10, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Come to the Ark for a brand new showing of spectacular visionary art and indigenous handicrafts from around the globe!

This Market will feature Hand made, one of a kind:
~Indigenous tribal Clothing
~Ceremonial items
~Jewelry
~ Beadwork
~Bags
~Feathers
~Tapestries and wall hangings
~Crystal and Gem adornments
~Original Visionary Paintings and prints

and more!

All items have been handpicked and fair-trade sourced from the Amazon jungle and the Andean Mountains in Peru, and various tribes of Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Egypt.

We will also have various indigenous musical instruments such as: ~handcrafted didgeridoos from Australia
~ceremonial rattles from the Amazon jungle crafted by the Shipibo tribe
~Rare harmonic handpan Rav drums (from Russia. These are impossible to find in any store in the United States)

Entrance is FREE

Homemade vegetarian food and drink will be available for purchase

Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, and venmo accepted!

Paintings from (Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two master visionary painters from the Peruvian Amazon) will be on display and for sale. Alfredo and Moises were trained from their teenage years onwards by the legendary shaman and world famous painter, Pablo Amaringo, in the unique visionary and mystical style of neo-amazonian art. They visited our community in 2015 and we began working with them and other Amazonian indigenous artists, helping them sell and share their traditional art, jewelry, and clothing in the United States. We have a large number of Alfredo and Moises's original paintings and many beautiful prints available for purchase.
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Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

Drum Making Ceremony - Santa Cruz

May 22, 10:30am - May 22, 9:00pm

Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA  95060–95067 Map

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The drum is a sacred tool that has been used by many cultures from around the world to connect us to our heart, the earth, the cosmos, and spirit. It is a medicine in itself which has the ability to help us heal ourselves and others by bringing the body and spirit into its natural rhythm. The beat of the drum has the power to bring people into deep states of meditation and is used often in shamanic journey work.

During the course of this ceremony, you will create your own drum from start to finish. Through focused intention and prayer we will paint our frames and tie our drums. We will share songs and learn how to use and take care of the drum during the course of this gathering. At the end, you will have a beautiful instrument that will be a companion on your spiritual path for years to come.

This workshop will be lead by Matt Canale, founder of Blue Deer Drums. Participants can choose between 16 or 18-inch maple drum frames and select from Deer, Buffalo or Elk skin.

You can also dye your drum skin indigo for an additional $30.

NOTE: ** People should bring their own towel and vegetarian food to share.

** Please do not make any plans after the event that will cause you to leave early. This is not something to rush through. This is a ceremony and the space should be closed together as a group.

** Refund Policy - Deposit refunds will not be made after May 15th.

Cost: 16 inch - $245
18 inch - $270
Indigo Dye Drum Skin: $30

Complete your registration please send your $150 deposit as a gift to matthew.canale@gmail.com through Paypal. You can also use Venmo using @matthew-canale. Registration closes 5/15.

Location given upon registration.

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Matt Canale

Matt has been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. Maestro Manuel is a recognized Taino Elder, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. It is with the blessing of Maestro Manuel that he created Blue Deer Drums. Matt is a founding member of Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a founding member of Dream Seed, a sound healing ensemble that uses instruments and music from sacred traditions to create a space for deep meditation, relaxation, and self-reflection. He is also a carrier of the water drum, a sacred ceremonial instrument, which he also uses with the blessing of his teacher. Matt is also a gifted painter and artist.

AJ Block

AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, indian classical music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including the ABCs of Didgeridoo, the Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed. AJ is a founding member of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino, AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.

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Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Journey To The Heart of The Maya: A 10 Day Retreat in Guatemala

Apr 25, 12:00pm - May 4, 2:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE MAYA
A 10-DAY ANCIENT WISDOM RETREAT

with AJ Block, Xango Shola and special guests Tata Pedro Cruz and Nana Marina Cruz of the Tz’utujil Mayan Family of San Pedro de Atitlán

GUATEMALA

April 25 - May 4, 2018

You are invited to enter the Heart of Mayan Wisdom, a journey into ancient shamanic practices.

On this pilgrimage we will reach places where indigenous communities practice ancient ceremonies and prayers, upholding traditions which have gone uninterrupted for thousands of years.

Our journey into knowledge is focused on inner-development and self-improvement through tangible tools passed from Mayan elders. Many of these ways have been hidden away, protected from misuse by outsiders. Now with the emergence of the Age of Aquarius, profound knowledge from the Mayan people is being unveiled. The Mayan tradition is founded on the manifestation of spirit in the natural world. Plants, animals, minerals, the four elements, the cosmos, and everything found in the natural world plays an important role in Mayan ceremonies and daily life.

If you would like to attend and learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK:

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The sites of our pilgrimage are a direct manifestation of this spirit-nature worldview. Our trip will be centered at the Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a spiritual hub for Mayan wisdom. Many of our activities will happen here and we will also travel to sacred sites throughout the region where we will participate in ceremonies.

Together with the Mayan elders we will participate in a number of traditional Mayan ceremonies and practices, including:

Mayan Fire Ceremony

To the Mayan People, the sacred fire is a living manifestation of spirit and responds to our offerings and prayers. We will participate in these ceremonies at ancient sites throughout the region.

Cacao Ceremony

The sacred cacao plant has been used as a sacrament by the Mayan people since ancient times, and in ceremony it carries the power to cleanse and purify. In addition to participating in cacao ceremonies, we will learn about the traditional uses of cacao and how to prepare it for ceremonial use.

Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

In many native traditions throughout the Americas, every home has a temazcal, a earthen chamber used for sweat lodge ceremonies. The sweat lodge is used for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. The Mayan people have a unique approach to the sweat lodge ceremony and we will participate in and learn the wisdom of this practice.

Mayan Yoga and Meditation

Over many thousands of years the Mayan people have developed an equivalent to the yoga of India. Through postures, exercises and meditations, these practices aim to connect us to the spirit realm and help us to find long lasting health and happiness.

Additionally, we will be immersed into traditional healing arts such as the Mayan massage, Mayan plant medicines to address all healing conditions, tobacco healing, tobacco divination and more. Vegetarian food will be provided for all meals and a translator will facilitate the transmission of information from Spanish to English.

OUR MAYAN ELDERS & GUIDES

Tata Pedro Cruz

One of the few surviving members of the Mayan Council of the Elders of Tz'utujil, which is a branch of the Maya Qui-che. “Tata Pedro” as he is most affectionately known, is a traditional Mayan Ajq’ij and Day Keeper, and one of the principal authorities of the Council of Mayan Elders of Lake Atitlan in Guatamala. He received the title, “Heart of the Lake Atitlan” K’U’XYA, by his fellow Mayan Council of Elders and Tz’utujil people. Tata Pedro recognizes the interconnectedness of all people, the expanding consciousness of the planet, and the urgent need to unify our spiritual, cultural and ethnic wisdom for the benefit of the planet and humanity. Tata Pedro is a globally recognized elder in the Mayan tradition and has traveled far and wide sharing knowledge, ceremonies and practices. He is the interpreter of dreams for his community and a leader of the preservation and education of Mayan day keeping and fire ceremonies.

Nana Marina Cruz

Nana Marina is the daughter of Tata Pedro and is a healer, day keeper, herbalist, and conductor of the Cacao, Temazcal and Fire Ceremonies. In addition she is highly knowledgable in the use of tobacco for healing and divination and has trained many younger healers from her community.


TRIP ORGANIZERS

AJ Block and Xango Shola

Walking together in sacred union, AJ & Shola are dedicated to developing pathways of peace and understanding by nurturing community building through education, service and the healing arts. For the past 8 years they have been traveling the world with their teacher, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum in an effort to weave together an inter-tribal global community that embraces the transcendental path of wisdom, love, truth and knowledge of the eternal soul.

AJ & Shola are co-founders of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs that support the preservation of arts traditions from around the world. They are active members of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness located in Brooklyn, New York, and are members of the Dream Seed shamanic sound healing collective, a musical ensemble that tours the planet sharing transformative sound in an effort to heal, uplift and bridge cultures and communities together.

AJ & Shola have been initiated by Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz as Mayan day-keepers and have been passed the sacred Mayan fire ceremony. Through these sacred practices, they feel blessed to be connected to this lineage and are honored to share the wisdom that resides in the living Mayan tradition with the attendees of this pilgrimage.



If you would like to attend or learn more about this trip please fill out our form by clicking the PRE-REGISTRATION LINK: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1u3LgcbGnwlCkEC0ZbI1GuBFlATxxZkqPkRgosMNHq5awGQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Mar 6, 7:30pm - Mar 6, 9:30pm

X Marks the Loft
405 johnson avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11206 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.


Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Shamanic and Tribal Arts Market

Shamanic and Tribal Arts Market

Feb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Come to the Ark for a brand new showing of spectacular visionary art and indigenous handicrafts from around the globe!

This Market will feature Hand made, one of a kind:
~Indigenous tribal Clothing
~Ceremonial items
~Jewelry
~ Beadwork
~Bags
~Feathers
~Tapestries and wall hangings
~Crystal and Gem adornments
~Original Visionary Paintings and prints

and more!

All items have been handpicked and fair-trade sourced from the Amazon jungle and the Andean Mountains in Peru, and various tribes of Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Egypt.

We will also have various indigenous musical instrumentssuch as: ~handcrafted didgeridoos from Australia
~ceremonial rattles from the Amazon jungle crafted by the Shipibo tribe
~Rare harmonic handpan Rav drums (from Russia. These are impossible to find in any store in the United States)

Entrance is FREE

Homemade vegetarian food and drink will be available for purchase

Cash, Credit/Debit card, Paypal, and venmo accepted!

NEW work from (Alfredo Zagaceta and Moises Llerena, two master visionary painters from the Peruvian Amazon) will be on display and for sale. Alfredo and Moises were trained from their teenage years onwards by the legendary shaman and world famous painter, Pablo Amaringo, in the unique visionary and mystical style of neo-amazonian art. They visited our community in 2015 and we began working with them and other Amazonian indigenous artists, helping them sell and share their traditional art, jewelry, and clothing in the United States. We have a large number of Alfredo and Moises's original paintings and many beautiful prints available for purchase.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 22, 7:30pm - Feb 22, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

ALL SALES FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE CASH-ONLY AT THE DOOR. PLEASE COME EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Feb 1, 7:30pm - Feb 1, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
*** We ask that everyone please be respectful and arrive on time. Doors close at 7:45 promptly.

dreamseedsound.com


Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Live Q&A on YouTube: Ask Me Anything About Music (free event)

Live Q&A on YouTube: Ask Me Anything About Music (free event)

Nov 18, 2:00pm - Nov 18, 3:30pm

I'm taking your questions on any musical topics, live! Feel free to ask me anything from circular breathing to music theory, from help with rhythm to understanding deeper levels of music. Though you may know me as a didgeridoo player, I have studied jazz and classical music for most of my life. Instruments I play include didgeridoo, djembe, handpan, piano, guitar, flute, and percussion. -AJ

***I will first address questions emailed to info@didgeproject.com by 12pm on Saturday, Nov. 18.

*Livestream Link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq2IStWTZhQ

About
AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. He is also the author of Didge For Sleep, a didgeridoo learning method designed specifically for people with Sleep Apnea. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Tickets are sold out for this event. Please stay tuned for more dates soon. 🙂

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.

dreamseedsound.com

Bio
Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 28, 7:30pm - Sep 28, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE DOOR THE DAY OF THE EVENT LOOKING FOR TICKETS. THANK YOU!

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.

goldendrum.org
dreamseedsound.com

Bio
Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Guitar Through Latin American Folk Songs: A Workshop

Guitar Through Latin American Folk Songs: A Workshop

Sep 19, 7:00pm - Sep 19, 10:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

This workshop is focused on enhancing your guitar technique and learning to sing and play a variety of Spanish and Latin folk songs, exploring the dance between the voice and the guitar. This workshop is for those who wish to improve their technique on the instrument and learn Latin American folk rhythms and songs.

This class is for intermediate and higher level guitar players. Participants should bring their own instruments.

What we will be doing:

-Extending the harmonic field of the guitar by learning new chord voicings.
-Right hand exercises to improve finger picking, in order to gain precision, strength and volume, also left hand hammer ons, pull offs, etc.
-Creating beauty of sound, which will make you enjoy your practice.
-Learning Latin American songs and applying these new techniques to them.

Songs include:
-Sueño con Serpientes (Silvio Rodriguez, songwriter from Cuba)
-Al Cautiverio and Danza de los Niños (Luzmila Carpio, songwriter fom Bolivia)
-Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra, songwriter from Chile)
-Nanak (Rosalia Mowgli)

Event cost: $25

Teacher Bio:
Rosalia Mowgli is a musician born in Spain whose music education has been a mixture of many different cultural inputs. Her work of the past 25 years has focused on performing recitals, teaching guitar and giving workshops.
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The Aboriginal Australian Tradition: A Performance and Talk

The Aboriginal Australian Tradition: A Performance and Talk

Aug 22, 7:00pm - Aug 22, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Carrying one of the longest known continuous traditions, the Aboriginal Australian people are best known for their four art forms: music, dance, painting and storytelling. Join Aboriginal Artist Lewis Burns for a night of sharing the richness of this vibrant culture. Lewis will perform on didgeridoo, share about his tradition and take questions from the audience.

Entry by donation. Suggested donation $20. Cash only at the door.

Lewis Burns is a Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri man born and living in Dubbo, NSW Australia. He has been learning about his Aboriginal culture for as long as he can remember. He continues to practice and respect these life skills each day and still learns and grows from this ancient knowledge. Lewis’ love of his heritage is evident when you speak with him, and depicted even more in his Aboriginal crafts, traditional dancing, didgeridoo performances, mural paintings and teaching. He is very dedicated to sharing what he knows with others to help keep these customs alive. Lewis paints in traditional Aboriginal and contemporary styles. He has exhibited globally and performed globally with his handcrafted didgeridoos. Each piece of Lewis’ artwork tells a story…..a story that will live on forever through the generations, as the artwork is handed down from one family to another. Visit Lewis on the web at lewisburns.com/.
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The Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2017

The Tribal Rhythms Gathering 2017

Aug 17, 7:00pm - Aug 20, 5:00pm

Deertown NY

Welcome to The Tribal Rhythms Gathering, a camp-out retreat in the woods with musical masters in the fields of didgeridoo, percussion, Tuvan throat singing, traditional African rhythms, handpan, beatboxing, live looping, and much more.

This year’s gathering will feature international artists:
Vladiswar Nadishana (Siberia)
Australian Aboriginal Artist - Lewis Burns. (Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri, Australia)
Mikko Heikinpoika (Finland)
Maestro Manuel Rufino (Taino elder, Dominican Republic)
Lightship: Kaila Mullady & Mark Martin (Champion beatbox & beatrhyme artists)
Kevin Nathaniel (African Roots music)
Tripp Dudley (tabla and frame drum)
ARKAWA Juan Carlos Arévalo (Columbia)
Aum Prakash (Hawaii)
Jacob Cole (handpan and percussion)

Participants will experience the mastery and magic of world-renowned musicians such as Nadishana, who plays over 200 instruments, many of which he has invented along with the opportunity to experience a traditional healing sweat lodge with Taino elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino and hear the teachings and stories surrounding the didgeridoo as shared by aboriginal elder, Lewis Burns. Prepare yourself for a mesmerizing gathering of global culture, world-class music, workshops, and ancient shamanic wisdom.

BONUS EVENT: DIDGERIDOO MAKING WORKSHOP
Sunday, August 20

Join Lewis Burns in making your own didgeridoo from a Termite Hollowed Mallee Eucalyptus tree that comes from Australia. This workshop is limited to 5 people. Bring your own gloves, all other supplies will be included.

TICKET INFORMATION:
The event price includes meals, accomodations, workshops, sweat lodge, concerts and all activities Friday through Sunday.

Purchase tickets at didgeproject.com/gathering

***EARLYBIRD TICKETS are available at a discount (first 20 tickets only).

Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Accomodations: There is camping available for free on site. Hotels are available 20-minutes away. All participants who are camping must provide their own tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags. We will send you information on the nearest hotels as soon as you register.

Food: Vegetarian meals will be provided throughout the retreat. Meals include Thursday dinner, all meals for Friday and Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch. We guarantee you will feel satisfied with quality food prepared by quality people.

Location: This event is being held on private land upstate New York (2 hours driving from New York City). The exact location will be given upon registration.

Parking: Parking is available on site and we encourage carpooling as much as possible. Please let us know where you will be coming from and if you would be able to bring additional people in your vehicle.

Public Transportation: Shuttles can be arranged to and from the event site and nearby towns. We will send you the best transit options via email as soon as you register and will help you find the best option.

Full details and tickets at didgeproject.com/gathering
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jul 6, 7:30pm - Jul 6, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering

Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering

Jul 1, 11:00am - Jul 1, 2:00pm

The Great Hill, Central Park (North) Map

Welcome to the Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering, a free event bringing together didgeridoo players from around the Northeast. At this gathering you will be immersed into the many uses and practices of the didgeridoo, with everything from beginners techniques to beatboxing and advanced rhythms.

This is a potluck. Be sure to bring a vegetarian dish to share with at least 10 people!

All ages welcome.

Need a didgeridoo? No problem, just check off that you need an instrument when you RSVP and we will provide them for you. You must RSVP by June 29 to guarantee we will have an instrument for you.

RSVP for realtime updates, day of event contact phone number, details on what to bring, directions on how to get to the Great Hill, and more: didgeproject.com/featured-events/central-park-didgeridoo-gathering-2017/
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

May 15, 7:30pm - May 15, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

goldendrum.org/
dreamseedsound.com/

Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.
Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.
They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Heart of the Earth: Drum Making Ceremony (Blue Healing Drum)

Heart of the Earth: Drum Making Ceremony (Blue Healing Drum)

Apr 1, 10:00am - Apr 1, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit.

In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique that we received from our communities spiritual leader and elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino.

We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and elk, buffalo or deer hide, and sinew.

**In this special class we will give our students the option of dying their hide in natural indigo dye. You do not need to dye your drum, but please do notify us if you would like to do this.

The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a visioning meditation for our lives and our paths, so that our thoughts and intentions remain in a high vibration as we create the drums and through that process they become part of the drums. During that time we will share and listen to sacred songs from different Native traditions. Making your own personal drum is a sacred journey and the power of making something like this with your own hands is incredible, it becomes an extension of your own heart & mind.

COST: $275 for 16" drum or $295 for 18" drum

A $35 additional cost collected the day of class if the student decides to indigo dye their hide. Please let us know if you would like to do this.

REGISTRATION ENDLINE: THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Mar 31, 7:30pm - Mar 31, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop with Adam Maalouf

Mar 28, 7:00pm - Apr 11, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 7-9pm

Welcome to our Spring 2017 Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop. Together, we will dive into ancient rhythms and melodies from around the world. We will become in touch with our inner musicians through movement, vocalization and rhythm-development exercises. Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and melodic vocabulary that will take students on a journey through the musical traditions of the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments. There will be high quality instruments available for purchase, and student instruments to practice on during the workshops.

Cost:
All 3-classes = $90
Single Class = $35

About Adam Maalouf:

As a specialist in pantam, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe and will be releasing a new record entitled "Flight" this coming April.

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages. Find more info at www.adammaalouf.com
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Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Sacred Song Study with Leona Walker

Mar 1, 2:00pm - Mar 1, 3:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting and mantra and medicine songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.

Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In this course, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.

Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)

WE WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMING THIS CLASS AGAIN UNTIL APRIL.

REGISTRATION DONATION FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE COLLECTED IN PERSON.

$10-$20 Suggested Donation (cash only please)
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Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Sacred Song Study with Xango Shola (in-person and livestreaming)

Feb 8, 7:00pm - Feb 8, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Golden Drum Community members have been cultivating their connection to sacred sound, chanting and mantra and medicine songs from around the world. Under the guidance and inspiration of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder & world director of M.A.I.S.C, we have come together to create an educational platform for sacred songs to be learned.

Music is one of the deepest forms of prayer and healing that we carry with us throughout our lives. To learn, carry and sing a sacred song is an ability we all have, we simply need to tap into it. In this course, we invite you to tap into your own ability to use sacred song as a study, practice and way of prayer and expression. We will create an environment that promotes the development and learning of traditional sacred songs from all around the world. Each class will focus on a selection of songs, where we will learn the pronunciation, translation, and intention of the songs, as well as covering the melodic and rhythmic structure of singing the song.

Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one. All singing levels are welcome.

Please arrive 5 minutes early so we may start on time:)

**This event will be livestreamed on Youtube Live. Donate to receive your access code.

Donation suggested $10-20

Teacher Bio

Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; a NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the pas t 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.

She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.

Shola is a community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions.
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Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Cacao Ceremony with Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - Album

Feb 2, 7:00pm - Feb 2, 10:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Cacao is an ancient medicine used by the Maya and other American peoples for purification and connecting to the heart. In this musical Cacao Ceremony, led by the members of Dream Seed, we will provide an authentic ritual cacao drink, made from pure cacao from Guatemala. Then we will embark on a 2-hour shamanic sound journey to help bring peace and healing to our hearts and minds. This will be a ceremonial Dream Seed, which will consist of a larger amount of participants than normal, and a more engaged, sitting meditation journey. All proceeds from this event will go towards the recording of Dream Seed’s forthcoming studio album.

Dream Seed is a shamanic sound ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Cost: $35
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 19, 7:30pm - Jan 19, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC

Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC

Jan 7, 10:00am - Jan 7, 5:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Welcome to the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, a full day of empowering didgeridoo and world music workshops to expand your mind and inspire your music playing.

This workshop is for all levels of didgeridoo players, those who want to take their playing to the next level and those who want to welcome the didgeridoo into their life for the first time.

Nowhere else will you be able to get this much feedback about your playing from a truly experienced team of people.

When you sign up for the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, you are making a commitment to develop these great musical skills:

· Rhythmic playing
· Circular breathing
· Getting multiple layers of sound
· Incorporating the didgeridoo in a world music context
· Using the didgeridoo as a tool for meditation
· Playing with other musicians

BONUS GIFT: When you sign up for the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat you will receive instant access to Didge Project’s Circular Breathing Mastery Course ($47 value) at no extra cost. Comprised of over 20 videos and 3 full length pre-recorded classes, this program will help you move beyond the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing and give you everything you need to master circular breathing.

Location:

This full-day intensive is being held at The Ark, Home of Sacred Arts Research Foundation in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a beautiful neighborhood in New York City.

Retreat includes:

· Worksheets containing a wide range of exercises, rhythms, tips and guidance
· Opportunities to play with other musicians
· Opportunities to ask questions during the workshop and get feedback about my playing
· Circular Breathing Mastery online course with over 20 videos and 3 full-length classes.

Registration: $120

Sign up at didgeproject.com/urban-didgeridoo-retreat-nyc-2016/

Teacher Bio:

AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.
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Winter Solstice Sound Journey with Dream Seed

Winter Solstice Sound Journey with Dream Seed

Dec 22, 7:30pm - Dec 22, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

*** Cancelations made the day of the event will not be refunded.
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Sacred Arts Holiday Market

Sacred Arts Holiday Market

Dec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The Sacred Arts Holiday Market has arrived!

Sunday, December 18, 12-8pm

Sacred Arts Holiday Market brings you handmade goods from around the world including jewelry, clothing, musical instruments, paintings, crystals and more!

Get all your holiday shooping done in one location

***Free entry***

Items for sale include:

Scarves, dresses, clothing and jewlery from Egypt via Ixchel Prisma

Didgeridoos, handpans, shipibo rattles and more instruments! via Didge Project

Clothing and tapestries from the Shipibo people of the Amazon via Jerry Walsh

Paintings (originals and prints) by Peruvian Visionary Artists Alfredo zagaceta and Moises Llerena

Spiritually charged sacred adornments for mind body spirit.

Art prints from Katherine Westermeyer's Freedom Series

and more!


Vegetarian Food, affordable and delicious, will be available for purchase.
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Shamanic Healing Night w/Maestro Manuel Rufino & Dream Seed~

Shamanic Healing Night w/Maestro Manuel Rufino & Dream Seed~

Nov 30, 6:00pm - Dec 1, 1:30am

GUAVA 4210 Holden St., Emeryville Map

Shamanic Healing Night with Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Join us for an evening of sacred teachings, sound healing, art, crafts, and nourishment. This is a 5-hour event.

6:00 - 7:30pm - Dinner/Cacao and Intertribal Art and Craft Gallery
7:30 - 9:00pm - Lecture with Maestro Manuel Rufino
9:00 - 10:30pm - Dream Seed Sound Healing Journey

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$20 Early Bird Ticket Online (No fee, closes 11:11pm Mon, Nov 28th)
$25 Door Ticket (Online or at Door, will post when sold-out)


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6:00pm
We will begin the evening with nourishment and connection, while enjoying the opportunity to view and purchase indigenous art and crafts from all over the world.
Offerings include Peruvian visionary paintings and textiles, Colombian beawork and jewlery, Egyptian and Numbian textiles and clothing, and community made ceremonial items.
Food will include an organic vegetarain meal and a ceremonial cacao drink.

*Food and cacao are optional and can be purchased for an additional cost

7:30pm
Shamanic Healing is a practice drawing on ancient knowledge from sacred traditions around the world. Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the Shamanic Tradition, Maestro Manuel Rufino will share wisdom teachings on Shamanic Healing.

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community, Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta,Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years.Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

9:00pm
Following this talk, Dream Seed will lead a Shamanic Sound Journey meditation using sacred ceremonial music.
Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound-healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical. Dream Seed’s members include Xango Shola, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh of Didge Project, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Matt Bazgier, Michael Fisher, Leona Walker and members of the Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation community. Visit Dream Seed on the web at www.dreamseedsound.com

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GUAVA
4210 Holden Street, Emeryville
Easy-access location in the East Bay, plenty of free/well-lit street parking. Please do not park in lot next to Guava's building (but across the street okay)

Blacklight, Mandala, Visionary & Sculpture Art exhibits by:
Debi Dee Art, Vibrata Chromodoris, Carina Alia Earl, Damien Jones Art, Ishka Lha, Jake Kobrin, Tessa Mythos, Teraysa Guinasso and Quintessa Katra.

We ask that street shoes be removed upon entry.
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Global Rhythm FULL DAY Intensive with Adam Maalouf

Global Rhythm FULL DAY Intensive with Adam Maalouf

Oct 22, 10:00am - Oct 22, 5:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Sacred Arts Research Foundation welcomes students for an OPEN LEVEL Global Rhythm Workshop with NYC based percussionist and composer Adam Maalouf. This full day intensive will cover rhythms from the Middle East and India on instruments such as the ancient Frame Drum and the modern Handpan.

*There will be instruments provided for the day, but you may also bring your own.



Workshop Schedule:

10:00am - Opening Circle, Rhythmic Vocalizations

11:30am - Arabic Rhythms, Introduction of the 8 beat Cycle

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Turkish Rhythms in 5 Beat, 7 Beat, 9, Beat

3:30pm - Improvisation over the Cycle, Indian Concepts of Tala and Raga

4:00pm - Composing - Apply concepts to playing with others and with loop machine

5:00pm - Sharing of compositions, Closing Circle


Registration: $120


Teacher Bio:

Adam Maalouf is a performer, composer, and educator based in NYC. As a specialist in Handpan, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music. His "well-fed" approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and musical vocabulary that will take students on a global journey around the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Kat Williams, Suzanne Sterling, Juliet Rabia, and Morley. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe. Find more on Adam Here: www.adammaalouf.com

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages.

Please contact adammaalouf@gmail.com with any questions regarding the workshop.
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Drum Spiral with Mateo

Drum Spiral with Mateo

Aug 11, 7:00pm - Aug 11, 8:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart.

We invite all to join us to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life. We will learn some drum techniques that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist lesson elements. We have some drums available for the class.

PLEASE BRING A DRUM WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE (djembe, conga, all kinds of drums are welcome)

COST: $20

Mateo Bazgier is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Under the guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he studies the use of sacred music in many forms. “I understand sound and music as a tool to create energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I am particularly interested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the world.”
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Aboriginal Australian Art and Music Night with Lewis Burns

Aboriginal Australian Art and Music Night with Lewis Burns

Aug 9, 7:00pm - Aug 9, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Lewis Burns is an Aboriginal Australian Artist that has been learning about his culture for his entire life. He continues to practice and respect these life skills each day and still learns and grows from this ancient knowledge. Join Lewis for an evening of aboriginal songs, didgeridoo playing and storytelling with his own paintings and visual art on display.

Vegetarian food will be available for purchase.

Tickets $15 online/$20 cash at the door.

Artist bio:

Lewis Burns is a Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri man born and living in Dubbo, NSW Australia. Lewis’ love of his heritage is evident when you speak with him, and depicted even more in his Aboriginal crafts, traditional dancing, didgeridoo performances, mural paintings and teaching. He is very dedicated to sharing what he knows with others to help keep these customs alive. Lewis paints in traditional Aboriginal and contemporary styles. He has exhibited globally and performed globally with his handcrafted didgeridoos. Each piece of Lewis’ artwork tells a story, a story that will live on forever through the generations, as the artwork is handed down from one family to another.

Visit Lewis Burns at lewisburns.com/
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The Didgeridoo Mountain Retreat with Lewis Burns, Adele and Zalem, Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

The Didgeridoo Mountain Retreat with Lewis Burns, Adele and Zalem, Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed

Aug 5, 3:00pm - Aug 8, 6:00pm

Upstate New York

THE DIDGERIDOO MOUNTAIN RETREAT
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 5-7

DIDGERIDOO MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LEWIS BURNS ON MONDAY, AUG. 8

UPSTATE NEW YORK (2 HOURS FROM NEW YORK CITY)

Welcome To The Didgeridoo Mountain Retreat, a special gathering bringing together didgeridoo players from around the world. At this gathering you will be immersed into the many uses and practices of the didgeridoo, both aboriginal and western. Featuring international artists Lewis Burns (Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri, Australia), Adèle & Zalem (France), Maestro Manuel Rufino (Taino, Dominican Republic) and Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey (New York), participants will be exposed to a wide range of didgeridoo performances and workshops and learn how it is used as a sacred tool in the aboriginal tradition. Additionally participants will enter into a sweat lodge with Maestro Manuel Rufino and his students and experience a sacred sound bath as members of Didge Project, Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation unite to form Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. Come dive into the world of didgeridoo with us for a transformative weekend that will charge you with inspiration!

PRESENTERS

LEWIS BURNS

Lewis Burns is a Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri man born and living in Dubbo, NSW Australia. He has been learning about his Aboriginal culture for as long as he can remember. He continues to practice and respect these life skills each day and still learns and grows from this ancient knowledge. Lewis’ love of his heritage is evident when you speak with him, and depicted even more in his Aboriginal crafts, traditional dancing, didgeridoo performances, mural paintings and teaching. He is very dedicated to sharing what he knows with others to help keep these customs alive. Lewis paints in traditional Aboriginal and contemporary styles. He has exhibited globally and performed globally with his handcrafted didgeridoos. Each piece of Lewis’ artwork tells a story…..a story that will live on forever through the generations, as the artwork is handed down from one family to another.

ADELE & ZALEM

Adèle & Zalem are a pair didgeridoo players from France with a very modern sound. Drawing inspiration from modern dance music, beatboxing, house and dubstep, this didgeridoo duet has a unique sound that’s will make it so you can’t even believe you are listening to didgeridoo. In 2013 Adèle & Zalem released their first album Urban Tree and in 2016 their second, “Pure Pulse”. Adèle & Zalem will perform and lead a rhythm workshop at this retreat.

MAESTRO MANUEL RUFINO

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community, Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta,Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years.Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals. Maestro Manuel will lead a sweat lodge at this retreat.


DREAM SEED: A SHAMANIC SOUND JOURNEY

Dream Seed is a shamanic sound ensemble in which shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound-healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical. Dream Seed’s members include Xango Shola, AJ Block, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Jerry Walsh, Matt Bazgier, Michael Fisher and Leona Walker. Dream Seed will lead a group shamanic sound journey at this retreat.

DETAILS

Accomodations: There is camping available for free on site. Hotels are available 20-minutes away. All participants who are camping must provide their own tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags. We will send you information on the nearest hotels as soon as you register.

Food: Vegetarian meals will be provided throughout the retreat. Meals include Friday dinner, Saturday all meals and Sunday breakfast and lunch. We guarantee you will feel satisfied with quality food prepared by quality people.

Location: This event is being held on private land upstate New York (2 hours driving from New York City). The exact location will be given upon registration.

Parking: Parking is available on site and we encourage carpooling as much as possible. Please let us know where you will be coming from and if you would be able to bring additional people in your vehicle.

Public Transportation: Shuttles can be arranged to and from the event site and nearby towns. We will send you the best transit options via email as soon as you register and will help you find the best option.

WHAT TO BRING:

Tent
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad/Camping Mattress
Pillow
Clothing
Sweat Lodge outfit (bathing suit or sweat lodge dress)
Bug Spray
Rain Gear (just in case)
Waterproof boots or hiking boots
Didgeridoo (we can provide instruments upon request)
Other musical instruments (optional)
Yoga Mat or blankets for sitting outdoors
Comfortable long pants and long sleeve shirt
Jacket (it may get cold at night)
Towel
Flashlight

TICKETS

Retreat cost is $297 includes meals, accomodations, workshops, sweat lodge, concerts and all activities Friday through Sunday.

BONUS EVENT: DIDGERIDOO MAKING WORKSHOP on Monday, August 8

didgeridoo eucalyptus making workshop with lewis burns Join Lewis Burns in making your own didgeridoo from a Termite Hollowed Mallee Eucalyptus tree that comes from Australia. This workshop is limited to 10 people and costs an additional $350. Bring your own gloves!

Workshop includes:

- 1 log, harvested from the Australian outback near Dubbo.
- Instructions and guidance on how to de-bark the log, shape the mouthpiece, work on the base and permanently fix any small hairline cracks (if any) and permanently plug any small holes from broken off twigs (if any).
- Didgeridoo Painting
- Meals for the entire day

Retreat + Didgeridoo Making Workshop cost is $647 and includes includes meals, accomodations, workshops, sweat lodge, concerts and all activities Friday through Monday.

BUY YOUR TICKETS AT WWW.DIDGEPROJECT.COM/RETREAT

Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
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Adèle & Zalem Didgeridoo Duet, Live at The Ark (Brooklyn, NYC)

Adèle & Zalem Didgeridoo Duet, Live at The Ark (Brooklyn, NYC)

Aug 4, 7:30pm - Aug 4, 9:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Adèle & Zalem are a pair of musicians from France that masterfully orchestrate and perform modern beats on the ancient aboriginal instrument known as the didgeridoo. Drawing inspiration from house, dubstep, beatboxing and upbeat dance music, Adèle and Zalem travel the world sharing their sounds. You won’t believe that what you are listening to is only two musicians on didgeridoos.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBGZoBYaLY

Though little more than a wooden tube in design, the aboriginal instrument known as the didgeridoo is traditionally made from termite-hollowed eucalyptus logs. Though it may seem simple, the didgeridoo can be used to create upbeat and melodic music capable of getting the crowd dancing.

At this debut New York City performance, Adèle and Zalem will perform original works from their two albums, “Pure Pulse” (2016) and “Urban Tree” (2013).

Location: The Ark, Home of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, 107 Green St. Suite. G55, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Date and Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm.

Tickets: $20 online / $25 at the door

Artist Bios:

ADÈLE AND ZALEM (France) have both played the didgeridoo since 2002. Always in search of the infinite possibilities which offer this instrument, they explore it through various musical universes: electronic music, jazz, world, hiphop and other styles.

In Grenoble of February 2013, during their first jam together, it was obvious that a duet needed to happen. This sparked a collaboration that continues to innovate with original and surprising compositions. Adèle and Zalem have released two albums, 2013’s “Urban Tree” and 2016’s “Pure Pulse.”



ZALEM DELARBRE began to play the didgeridoo in 2001 with Denra dur, Ash dargan, Mark atkins and Gauthier as reference players. He first started with a wobble (breathing sounds) based style of playing and progressively developed his own style with rock and electronic music influences.

In 2007 he entered the band JMPZ (rock/electro/tribal), and recorded with them the third album of the band and started a national tour. Thanks to this, he gained his professional status and let down his Biology studies to dedicate his whole time to music.

After this Zalem joined many collaborative projects and has released numerous albums under his own name and his collaborations. Visit Zalem at www.zalemdelarbre.com



ADÈLE BLANCHIN is a young self-educated French woman who loves world music and is involved with numerous collaborations. 11 years ago she entered the world of Didgeridoo and she has never left since.

Through her numerous musical encounters, she joined the band Secret Vibes in 2003, where she also plays the Jews Harp. She also formed a group called “Yangbay” with two other musicians ( Luc heitz and Nicolas Derolin) called Yangbay : 2 didgeridoos mixing with oriental drums.

Adèle released her first solo album in April 2011 entitled, “Energetic Side”. Visit Adele Blanchin on Facebook.

Event sponsored by Didge Project
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey with special guest Maestro Manuel Rufino

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey with special guest Maestro Manuel Rufino

Jul 28, 7:30pm - Jul 28, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/

Bio
Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.

ABOUT MAESTRO MANUEL RUFINO

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 40 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world with his wife Aneta sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

In 2010 Maestro Manuel and a number of his students opened Golden Drum as a space for sacred traditions in New York City. Founded to give voice to the worldview of Native Americans, indigenous peoples and the esoteric schools, Golden Drum features living representatives and students of these great traditions.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jul 7, 7:30pm - Jul 7, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

Bio
Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey featuring Jarrod Byrne Mayer

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey featuring Jarrod Byrne Mayer

Jun 23, 7:30pm - Jun 23, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

This special event features guest artist Jarrod Byrne Mayer.

Cost: $25

Bio: Dream Seed

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.

dreamseedsound.com/
goldendrum.org/

Bio: Jarrod Byrne Mayer

Jarrod Byrne Mayer is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Brooklyn based musician,writer, and artist. His music is a reflection of his inner vision and experience through Kundalini and survival arts. His music is a meditation in itself where others join in unconsciously, bringing listeners into a single state where the experience is shared and group consciousness expanded.

Jarrod has studied with master survivalist Tom Brown Jr. in the pine barrens of south New Jersey and believes a connection with the earth and nature is essential to expanding within the infinite. The earths magic is in plain sight yet we must expand our consciousness and awareness to look beyond what we see and read the language of the earth.

Jarrods key principle he brings to the teachings is giving the students the tools to change the story they have been told and writ for themselves. The deconstruction and boundary dissolution of illusionary walls expands the self into a greater sense of well being. He wants students to uplift the veil of maya and see life for what it is, a miracle and a blessing. He’s married to Melody and they have two cats.
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Sacred Song Study with AJ Block #2 (Live at The Ark and Streaming Online Worldwide)

Sacred Song Study with AJ Block #2 (Live at The Ark and Streaming Online Worldwide)

Jun 15, 7:00pm - Jun 15, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Join us in an intentional study group every Wednesday 7-8:30pm, for sacred song practice. Together we will create an environment that promotes the development and deeper learning of traditional sacred songs from around the world. Our goal is to implant these sacred chants in our hearts so that we can share them in prayer, personal practice and strengthen the sacred song community of New York. We will begin our classes always by honoring the directions; we ask that you come on time, so that we can open the space together in a good way.

**AJ's class will cover a variety of music from Judaism, the traditions of the Americas and the traditions of India.

**Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. All singing levels are welcome. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one.

SLIDING SCALE DONATION: $10-$20

***If you would like to take this class on YouTube Live please sign up on the sacredartsresearch.org website by giving your donation and a link will be emailed to you!***

Teacher Bio

AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.

didgeproject.com/
dreamseedsound.com/
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“Tribute to the 20 Nawales” with Balam Ajpu, Live in NYC (Mayan Hip-Hop)

“Tribute to the 20 Nawales” with Balam Ajpu, Live in NYC (Mayan Hip-Hop)

Jun 10, 7:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Doors at 7:30pm, Concert at 8pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation welcomes Mayan hip-hop group Balam Ajpu for the New York City debut of their original work, “Tribute To The 20 Nawales” (Jun Winaq´Rajawal Qíj). This landmark project bridges the knowledge of sacred Mayan calendar with traditional Mayan sounds, modern beats and conscious hip-hop rhymes.

Based in the highlands of Guatemaya (the ancient name of Guatemala), the three primary members, or "the three stones" as they call themselves, are Tzutu Baktun Kan (Rene Dionisio), M.C.H.E. (which stands for Memory, Consciousness, History and Evolution, aka Yefry Pacheco), and Dr. Nativo (Juan Martínez). Balam Ajpu (literally the "Jaguar Warriors”) is more than just the three primary members; it is a collective of folkloric musicians, spiritual guides, beat makers, instrumentalists, shamans, healers, M.C.s, singers and producers. All of these talents came together in Guatemaya to give the nawales a forum in which to sing.

What are the nawales?

For the Mayan people, the nawales are a set of twenty energies that guide humanity through time. Each day the sun rises and a new nawal takes charge. The 20-day cycle repeats 13 times to create a 260 cycle, known as the Chol’qi (Tzolkin), the central wheel in the system of Mayan calendars. Additionally, for each year in the Ha'ab (the 365 day calendar) a new nawal reigns. The members of Balam Ajpu explain that the nawales are like guardians, angels, and friends. Each of us has a nawal that we were born with, which guides us. Some say that this is our “Mayan sign.” Implicit in each nawal is a sense of duality: it has a human side and an animal side, a masculine and a feminine, a positive and a negative.

This concert features Tzutu Kan and Dr. Nativo (Nativo De Guatemaya) and will feature all 20 songs, one for each nawal.

Tickets $15 online/$20 at the door
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Jivamukti Yoga NYC

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Jivamukti Yoga NYC

Jun 8, 8:30pm - Jun 8, 10:30pm

Jivamukti Yoga NYC
853 Broadway
New York, NY  10003 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $30 online/ $35 at the door

dreamseedsound.com/

Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jun 2, 7:30pm - Jun 2, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost: $25

dreamseedsound.com/

Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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Sacred Song Study with AJ Block (Live at The Ark and Streaming Online)

Sacred Song Study with AJ Block (Live at The Ark and Streaming Online)

Jun 1, 7:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Join us in an intentional study group every Wednesday 7-8:30pm, for sacred song practice. Together we will create an environment that promotes the development and deeper learning of traditional sacred songs from around the world. Our goal is to implant these sacred chants in our hearts so that we can share them in prayer, personal practice and strengthen the sacred song community of New York. We will begin our classes always by honoring the directions; we ask that you come on time, so that we can open the space together in a good way.

**AJ's class will cover a variety of music from Judaism, the traditions of the Americas and the traditions of India.

**Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. All singing levels are welcome. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one.

SLIDING SCALE DONATION: $10-$20

***If you would like to take this class on YouTube Live please sign up on the website by giving your donation and a link will be emailed to you!***

Teacher Bio

AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.

didgeproject.com
dreamseedsound.com
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Drum Spiral with Mateo

Drum Spiral with Mateo

May 27, 7:30pm - May 27, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart. We invite all to join us during the full moon to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life. We will learn some drum techniques that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist lesson elements. We have some drums available for the class.

PLEASE BRING A DRUM WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE 🙂

Cost: $20

Mateo Bazgier

Mateo Bazgier is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Under the guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he studies the use of sacred music in many forms. “I understand sound and music as a tool to create energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I am particularly interested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the world.”

goldendrum.org
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Shamanic Healing Night with Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed at Integral Yoga Institute, NY

Shamanic Healing Night with Maestro Manuel Rufino and Dream Seed at Integral Yoga Institute, NY

May 12, 7:00pm - May 12, 10:00pm

Integral Yoga Institute New York City
227 W 13th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

Shamanic Healing is a practice drawing on ancient knowledge from sacred traditions around the world. Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the Shamanic Tradition, Maestro Manuel Rufino will share wisdom teachings on Shamanic Healing. Following this talk, Dream Seed will lead a Shamanic Sound Journey meditation using sacred ceremonial music. This is a 3-hour event.

Teachings will include how to smudge and use healing herbs, healing with the four elements (water, earth fire and air), the healing sounds of the four elements, how to protect yourself while doing healing work on others, how to protect yourself from witchcraft, spells and enchantments and the best ways to protect healers and patients.

In Dream Seed, Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound-healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical. Dream Seed’s members include Xango Shola, AJ Block and Jerry Walsh of Didge Project, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Matt Bazgier, Michael Fisher, Leona Walker and members of the Golden Drum and Sacred Arts Research Foundation community. Visit Dream Seed on the web at www.dreamseedsound.com

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community, Sacred Arts Research Foundation and Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta,Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 48 years.Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.

Cost: $38
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The Didgeridoo Skills Course: Live in NYC and Online Worldwide (2 Month Program)

The Didgeridoo Skills Course: Live in NYC and Online Worldwide (2 Month Program)

Apr 19, 7:00pm - Apr 26, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The Didgeridoo Skills Course
Tuesdays, April 19 – June 14, 2016, 7-8:30pm EST
Live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Worldwide via Streaming Video

Program includes:
- Six in-person didgeridoo classes with members of didge project
- Videos of each class, yours to keep forever
- The Didgeridoo Skills Course handbook (not available elsewhere)
- Bonus: Instant access to World Rhythms for Didgeridoo, our 45-minute online course

Welcome to The Didgeridoo Skills Course, a program specially designed to help you develop a high level of musicianship as a didgeridoo player.

With a special focus on world rhythms, breathing patterns, expanding your palette of sounds and finding relaxation while you play, this course is guaranteed to make you shine as a didgeridoo player. After you learn the skills given in this class you will never again be at a loss for what to practice on didgeridoo. This program is led by AJ Block, co-founder and director of Didge Project.

This course is for you if you already play didgeridoo and are looking to take your playing to the next level. Topics include rhythmic playing, intonation, syncopation, playing with other musicians and writing and performing original compositions, among others.

In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, members of our programs typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and greater joy. The Didgeridoo Skills Course is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

* Strengthen your rhythmic abilities
* Play with other musicians
* Refining the quality of your sound
* Integrate vocal technique into your playing
* Learn to play longer on the didgeridoo
* Breathe deeper
* Expand your lung capacity
* Reduce and eliminate symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring and other respiratory conditions
* Channel stress into a positive outlet
* Explore meditation through sound

Program Cost: $180

Nowhere else will you get this much value for your money: Six live classes, video recordings, and course book, all with an experienced teacher who has worked with hundreds of didgeridoo players!

Sign up at didgeproject.com/skillscourse/
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Seed Dance - Blindfolded Movement Journey with PrayerformanceART and special guest Adam Maalouf

Seed Dance - Blindfolded Movement Journey with PrayerformanceART and special guest Adam Maalouf

Apr 15, 6:30pm - Apr 15, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Shamanique Experience Presents:

The Seed Dance: Blindfolded Movement Journey w/ Live Music from Adam Maalouf

THE SEED DANCE is an opportunity to EMBODY one’s most soulful INTENTIONS. Through blindfolded movement and an integrative dance wave, we grow our roots into the fertile darkness. In the exploration of our heartfelt expressions, we can nourish our seeds for the purpose of blossoming into our authenticity and deepen into the nature of our human experience. This event calls out to SPIRITUAL ENTHUSIASTS, NATURE LOVERS, ARTISTS, HEALERS, ENTREPRENEURS, VISIONARIES and anyone who is willing to be courageous towards living their dreams and vulnerable enough to make their mark in the world. Doors open and warm-up : 6:30 PrayerformanceART and Dance : 7:00-9:00 After dance: Tea and Reflections.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

Doors and warm up at 6:30pm dancing begins at 7pm to 9:30pm

LIMITED TICKETS: (most likely will sell-out) $25 pre-purchase (plus service fee) $25-35 sliding scale at the door Pre-purchase tickets @ www.theseeddance.com
REGISTER

Seed Dance Facilitators:

Dominique Warfield (Asheville) is a catylyst for soulful transformation. She is the firestarter of the "Shamanaiuqe Experience" and has been touring around the country offering the Seed Dance. She is passionate about movement, music and spending time in the Appalachian waterfalls. Dominique aims to open the doors for authentic expression as a passage way for healing, empowerment and respect for our beautiful planet.

www.dominiquewarfield.com

Adam Maalouf (New York) musical journey began at the age of 3, and after experiencing a wide range of musical training that included a classical education on the piano and cello, his eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. Adam's first experience with hand drumming was on the Arabic Derbekke Drum (otherwise known as the Doumbek) during his childhood visits to Koura, Lebanon. Since then, he has performed in many of the world's finest concert halls and museums, international music festivals, yoga and dance studios, public schools, and homeless shelters.

www.adammaalouf.com

Lyca Mikhael (Asheville) is a Shape-Shifting Mage of Elemental Harmony and Lucid Movement ~ Founded in a wide library of Exploration, Evolution, and Expression. He is a genuine movement facilitator, drawing from deep roots, a vivid engagement with the present, and the flowing possibilities of perpetual arrival. Lyca is also a performer, spanning experimental dance through theatrical circus – working with his bare body and a wide library of tools like crystal spheres and enigmatic hoops. Lyca's Movement Arts Stoke Kindled Fires, Share Archetypal Stories, and Evoke Inner Light.
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Drum Spiral Presents a New Moon Drum Circle with Mateo

Drum Spiral Presents a New Moon Drum Circle with Mateo

Apr 8, 7:30pm - Apr 8, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart. We invite all to join us during the full moon to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life. We will learn some drum techniques that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist lesson elements. We have some drums available for the class. PLEASE BRING A DRUM WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE 🙂

Cost: $10-$20 Suggested Donation

Mateo Bazgier

Mateo Bazgier is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Under the guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he studies the use of sacred music in many forms. “I understand sound and music as a tool to create energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I am particularly interested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the world.”
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Circular Breathing Intensive: Didgeridoo Masterclass

Circular Breathing Intensive: Didgeridoo Masterclass

Mar 19, 10:30am - Mar 19, 1:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Live in NYC and Online Worldwide

Join AJ Block, director of Didge Project in this 3-hour workshop, specifically focused on learning circular breathing through a multitude of approaches. Mastery of circular breathing strengthens the respiratory system, builds vital energy in the body and can take your wind-instrument playing to the next level.

Why learn how to circular breathe?

For one, circular breathing will allow you to find more relaxation while you play and allow you to enter a more meditative state while playing. Secondly, circular breathing lends itself to a wide variety of rhythms that will make your playing sound more interesting and give you lots of ideas to play with.

The Circular Breathing Intensive is perfect if you’re someone who wants to proficiently play the didgeridoo. Whether your interest is enhancing the health of your respiratory system, learning to play this fantastic musical instrument, or reducing stress through meditative breathing practices, this workshop will help you find what it is your are looking for.

Registration: $65

All participants will receive a copy of the course worksheets
In-person participants will receive complementary didgeridoo rental and tea.

Online participants will attend via live video-stream and will also receive a video recording they can keep indefinitely.

Sign up at didgeproject.com/circular-breathing-intensive/
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SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

SOLD OUT - Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Mar 18, 7:30pm - Mar 18, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing ensemble created by members of Golden Drum, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation.

Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Some blankets and yoga mats will be provided but we encourage people to come with extra padding just in case there isn't enough for everyone.

Cost
$25

dreamseedsound.com/

Bio

Members of Dream Seed are active organizers of the Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation communities. They are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized Taino elder, spiritual guide and ceremonial leader. With his blessing, Dream Seed was created as a vehicle with which to share the music of sacred traditions of the world.

Their affiliations include Made in Prayer, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light, Jungle Cafe and Didge Project.

They have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating their art, music and programs through their practices and disciplines.
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SOLD OUT - Sonadora - A Shamanic Sound Healing Workshop

SOLD OUT - Sonadora - A Shamanic Sound Healing Workshop

Mar 17, 7:00pm - Mar 17, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Sonadora is about sacred shamanic sound, about tuning into subtle vibrations and learning how to heal with sacred sound and vibrations. Sacred shamanic sound is an ancient science that is for healing and consciousness and is based on vibration, frequency and intention or focus.

In this workshop series we will focus on listening, awareness, intention and intuition as we learn sound healing techniques, awaken to the inner voice and intuitive energies. We will focus on opening the voice through vocal exercises, sacred mantras, indigenous songs and chants and creating sacred sound through shamanic sacred sound healing instruments.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own sound healing instruments to work with but there will be crystal singing bowls and other instruments available. It is recommended to bring your own instrument so that you can begin to develop a deeper relationship with it and learn how to work with it.

This month's focus will be on the East, the element Air and the Springtime!
Please RSVP at: theholyexperiment@gmail.com

Cost: $25

Brooke Hamre Gillespie

Brooke has been working with sound her entire life. She is actively involved with the Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn, a member of the Initiatic College, and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino Manuel Aneta Rufino learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions and is a founder of Dream Seed, the shamanic sound journey collective.

Brooke has had the blessing to study with master sound healer and instrument maker Tito La Rosa from Peru for the last few years in New York and Poland. This past year at the Heart & Mind Festivals in Poland, Brooke had the opportunity to accompany Tito La Rosa during one of his public sound healing concerts. She is planning to continue her deerper study of shamanic sound with him in Peru.

Brooke is a visionary sound healer, composer, song-writer and song carrier of sacred songs from all over the world including Native American songs from South, Central, and North America, Tibetan and Sanskrit mantra, African songs and more. Brooke is a gifted energy and sound healer, Pleiadian Lightworker and Reiki Master and she also is a recording engineer and producer. She believes in sound and music as universal methods of healing and a language of universal peace. She is currently working on recording the first release of her new shamanic prayerformance band, Pink Sun.

dreamseedsound.com
goldendrum.org
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Drum Spiral with Mateo

Drum Spiral with Mateo

Mar 12, 7:30pm - Mar 12, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart.

We invite all to join us during the new moon to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life.

We will learn some techniqes that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist of lesson elements.

*** Important note: please bring your own drum if you have one. If you don't have your own drum and you want to come, please let us know, so we can arrange an instrument for you. ***

$10 to $20 suggested donation

Mateo Bazgier
Mateo Bazgier is a multininstrumentalist and music producer. Under guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he study use of sacred music. I understand the sound and music as a tool to operate energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I'am patriculary instrested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the others.

www.facebook.com/mattbazgier
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Drum Spiral Presents a Full Moon Drum Circle with Mateo

Drum Spiral Presents a Full Moon Drum Circle with Mateo

Feb 25, 7:30pm - Feb 25, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart.

We invite all to join us during the new moon to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life.

We will learn some techniqes that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist of lesson elements.

$10 to $20 suggested donation

Mateo Bazgier

Mateo Bazgier is a multininstrumentalist and music producer. Under guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he study use of sacred music. I understand the sound and music as a tool to operate energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I'am patriculary instrested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the others.

goldendrum.org
www.facebook.com/mattbazgier
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Mālama Honua: An Evening of Indigenous Hawaiian Culture - Including a Special Documentary with Hawaiian Chanting & Song

Mālama Honua: An Evening of Indigenous Hawaiian Culture - Including a Special Documentary with Hawaiian Chanting & Song

Feb 18, 7:30pm - Feb 18, 10:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

This evening we will be screening a film about the sacred journey of the history of the sacred canoes that are currently sailing on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. The documentary is called "THE NAVIGATORS" and was created by Sam Low in 1983. Kris Kato will be introducing the film with Hawaiian chant and song. There will be tea and delicious food for sale during the event. The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage is making its way to the East Coast of the United States with plans to reach New York City in July, 2016.

Mālama Honua means to care for our Island Earth, but in Hawaiian, Mālama Honua means to take care of everything that makes up our world: People, land, oceans, living beings, and our community. It means learning from the Pacific Islander tradition of taking care of your limited resources as though you were living on a canoe in the open ocean. On a canoe, water, food, plants, and other basic needs are in limited supply and tended to with great care.

As Hōkūleʻa voyages around the world, we are discovering and sharing stories of hope that help us understand how indigenous and local wisdom can guide us in solving some of the greatest challenges we face as a global society today.

www.hokulea.com/new-york/

Cost: $20

THE NAVIGATORS
Sam Low 1983 One of the greatest seafaring feats of human history has been recreated in a documentary about an island tribe in Micronesia. Anthropologist Dr. Sanford Low demonstrates how ancient Polynesians traveled thousands of miles in traditional voyaging canoes from Tahiti to Hawai`i guided solely by the stars, winds and waves.

Introduction to the film, Hawaiian blessing and song by Kris Kato, Hawaiian cultural practitioner and emerging filmmaker based in New York City.

There will also be information available on how you can get involved in this very special voyage. The Hokulea will be docking in New York at some time in the Spring/Summer in the New York Harbor and there are many ways that we as a community can get involved!
Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, the Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage began in 2013 with a Mālama Hawaiʻi sail around our archipelago, and will continue through 2017 when our new generation of navigators take the helm and guide Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia back to Polynesia after circumnavigating the globe.

The Hawaiian name for this voyage, Mālama Honua, means “to care for our Earth.” Living on an island chain teaches us that our natural world is a gift with limits and that we must carefully steward this gift if we are to survive together. As we work to protect cultural and environmental resources for our children’s future, our Pacific voyaging traditions teach us to venture beyond the horizon to connect and learn with others. The Worldwide Voyage is a means by which we now engage all of Island Earth—bridging traditional and new technologies to live sustainably, while sharing, learning, creating global relationships, and discovering the wonders of this precious place we all call home.

www.hokulea.com/new-york/
goldendrum.org
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HEART OF THE EARTH: A DRUM MAKING CEREMONY

HEART OF THE EARTH: A DRUM MAKING CEREMONY

Feb 6, 11:00am - Feb 6, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit. In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique that we received from our communities spiritual leader and elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino. We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and elk, deer or buffalo hide, and sinew. The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a visioning meditation for our lives and our paths, so that our thoughts and intentions remain in a high vibration as we create the drums and through that process they become part of the drums. During that time we will share and listen to sacred songs from different Native traditions. Making your own personal drum is a sacred journey and the power of making something like this with your own hands is incredible, it becomes an extension of your own heart & mind.

$275 for 16" Deer, Elk or Buffalo
$290 for 18" Deer, Elk or Buffalo
Cost includes drum materials and art supplies.
Sign up on website

***Registration required by Thursday, January 28. This will ensure that your materials arrive on time.

*Please Bring a Vegetarian Dish to share for our lunch break and plenty of snacks to keep you satisfied throughout the day.
MEET YOUR DRUM MIDWIVES:
Matt Canale, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block and Xango Shola are students from the Golden Drum Community and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. We are all members of Made in Prayer, Dream Seed, Pink Sun and the Didge Project. We are disciples of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a teacher of great value to our planetary community. With his permission and blessing from the tradition, we have been given the guidance to share the path of the visionary artist. We have spent over 7 years in a deep study here in Brooklyn cultivating our art, music and programs through our practices and disciplines from the tradition.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Integral Yoga Institute NY

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Integral Yoga Institute NY

Feb 5, 7:00pm - Feb 5, 9:00pm

Integral Yoga Institute New York City
227 W 13th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound-healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical.

Cost: $25

Dream Seed is led by students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and the visionary who guides the Golden Drum community. He is a spiritual guide, a gifted ceremonial leader, and a teacher of sacred initiation traditions of the world. Dream Seed’s members include AJ Block, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, Xango Shola and Jerry Walsh.

www.dreamseedsound.com
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Joyful Mbira Circle Singing and Afrikan Rhythms with Kevin Nathaniel

Joyful Mbira Circle Singing and Afrikan Rhythms with Kevin Nathaniel

Feb 4, 7:30pm - Feb 4, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

A joyful community music making experience - singing together, moving together, laughing and breathing together. People all over the world... join hands... This workshop will be a community music making experience in which we will be learning and singing mbira songs, moving together, and even breathing in rhythms. We will also play with African vocal textures such as yodeling, and other rhythmic textures. We will "musicalize" and "rhythmatize" everything we do at the core and essence of sound and motion. There's no better way to learn to play something than to be able to say it, and to go a step further - to breathe it! Afrikan mbira songs (and many other Afrikan songs) are often sung in interlocking, interdependent vocal parts just as the instruments are also played in interlocking, interdependent parts. The song becomes richer as people join in, and everyone's contribution becomes important to the song. In this way the music becomes a picture of a harmonious, synergistic, symbiotic community.

Cost: $20

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton graduated Yale University in 1982 as Scholar of the House for fine arts. He has since devoted himself to music – African music in particular. He performs on several traditional African instruments and builds them as well. Kevin is a known composer of African-inspired contemporary music. He writes songs, lyrics, poetry, and essays on music and instruments. He has composed and recorded for the audio version of Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy, for the film Beloved, as well as several documentaries. His workshops and lecture/demos have been presented at Lincoln Center, Juilliard, University of Michigan, Wesleyan University, and several other institutions. In 2005 he and Hasan Bakr were commissioned by Carnegie Hall to write and direct the fall Family Concert titled “DIndinyaa”. As an advocate for African culture he has been called the “Johnny Appleseed” of the mbira because he has taught tens of thousands of people all over the world the art of mbira making and playing. Trained musically in the ancient master-disciple tradition, Kevin is an accomplished percussionist and well-known specialist on the mbira and the shekere. He worked extensively with Zimbabwe’s mbira legend Ephat Mujuru, and with master drummer Chief Bey. Along with 9 recordings he has produced, his music is also available on the Narada collection “African Voices”, and the Ellipsis Arts release “African Dreams”.

www.mbirasanctuary.com
goldendrum.org
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POSTPONED - Self Love Open House

POSTPONED - Self Love Open House

Jan 31, 7:00pm - Jan 31, 10:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Winter is the season where we enter that sacred space of honoring the stillness within. We've shed all of our leaves and now we must wait, hibernate and gestate to welcome what will bloom in the lightness of spring.

With the intention of going inward, SARF would like to honor this process by offering a free open house for you to explore the gift of receiving, centering yourself with the seasonal vibrations, while honoring the deep transformation taking place beneath the surface.

In this three hour event you will have the opportunity to participate in shamanic sound healing, energy work, reiki, meditation and tea. In the luxury of a safe and high vibrational atmosphere, you will be met by gifted and trusted healers, insight, visions and whole lot of love!


A FREE EVENT for all offered by the healers and musicians of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation and the Golden Drum community.
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Cosmic Astrology - Planets in the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

Cosmic Astrology - Planets in the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

Jan 30, 4:00pm - Jan 30, 6:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Cosmic Astrology – Planets in the 12 Signs of the Zodiac – This month we will focus on the major planets and how they relate to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac with AJ Block.

Cost: $10-$20 suggested donation
goldendrum.org

AJ Block
AJ Block is a musician, healer and teacher inspired by spirituality and sacred traditions. He is a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino and co-director of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. As director of the New York didgeridoo organization Didge Project, AJ has spent nearly a decade developing creative businesses. As a Certified Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner AJ works with individuals and groups who seek healing through sound and music, most often with the didgeridoo. Listen to AJ's music at www.ajblock.com and visit Didge Project at www.didgeproject.com.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Jan 28, 7:30pm - Jan 28, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing experience created by members of Golden Drum, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

We provide yoga mats and blankets to lay on during the meditation. You are welcome to bring your own blankets and pillows if you think you would like to be more comfortable. Please just be mindful of space so no mattress pads etc.

We ask that you PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. Doors will close at 7:30pm and the ceremony will start shortly after. Space usually fills up so we reccommend that you come around 7pm especially if you are coming with a group and would like to sit together.

For more info please visit us at www.dreamseedsound.com/

Cost: $20 cash only at the door (no advance tickets)
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SACRED SONG STUDY with XANGO SHOLA

SACRED SONG STUDY with XANGO SHOLA

Jan 27, 7:00pm - Jan 27, 8:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Painting by the gifted Mariposa Galactica. www.etsy.com/shop/MariposaGalactica

Join us in an intentional study group every Wednesday for sacred song practice. Together we will create an environment that promotes the development and deeper learning of traditional sacred songs from around the world. Our goal is to implant these sacred chants in our hearts so that we can share them in prayer, personal practice and strengthen the sacred song community of New York. We will begin our classes always by honoring the directions; we ask that you come on time, so that we can open the space together in a good way.

**Guest teachers and community members lead this course.

This class will be led by Xango Shola. January 13, 20 & 27.

**Please bring a journal and pencil so that you may keep a record of the songs you learn. All singing levels are welcome. Bring a drum or rattle if you have one.

SLIDING SCALE DONATION: $10-$20

***If you would like to take this class on YouTube Live please sign up on the website by giving your donation and a link will be emailed to you!***

Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; an NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the past 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.
She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.
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Sonadora - A Shamanic Sound Healing Workshop

Sonadora - A Shamanic Sound Healing Workshop

Jan 22, 7:00pm - Jan 22, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

A sonadora is a sacred sounder, one who heals with sacred sound and vibrations. Sacred shamanic sound is an ancient science that is for healing and consciousness and is based on vibration, frequency and intention or focus. In this workshop series we will focus on learning sound healing techniques, awakening to the inner voice and intuitive energies and opening the pathways to working with sacred sound. We will focus on opening the voice through vocal exercises, sacred mantras, indigenous songs and chants.

We will explore shamanic sound healing though giving and receiving sound baths and we will be working with quartz crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, flutes, bells, drums, rattles, harmonium and other sound healing instruments to explore and learn how to create healing spaces with sound.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own sound healing instruments to work with but there will be crystal singing bowls and other instruments available. It is recommended to bring your own instrument so that you can begin to develop a deeper relationship with it and learn how to work with it.

Cost: $25

Brooke Hamre Gillespie

Brooke is a founder of Dream Seed, the shamanic sound journey collective. She is actively involved with the Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn, a member of the Initiatic College, and a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino Manuel Aneta Rufino learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Brooke has also had the blessing to study with master sound healer and instrument maker Tito La Rosa from Peru for the last few years. This past year at the Heart & Mind Festivals in Poland, Brooke had the opportunity to accompany Tito La Rosa during one of his public sound healing concerts. She is planning to continue her deerper study of shamanic sound with him in Peru.

Brooke is a visionary sound healer, song-writer and song carrier of sacred songs from all over the world including Native American songs from South, Central, and North America, Tibetan and Sanskrit mantra, African songs and more. Brooke is a gifted energy and sound healer, Pleiadian Lightworker and Reiki Master. She believes in sound and music as universal methods of healing. She is currently working on recording the first release of her new band, Pink Sun.

dreamseedsound.com
goldendrum.org
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Drum Spiral with Mateo Bazgier

Drum Spiral with Mateo Bazgier

Jan 21, 7:00pm - Jan 21, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Throughout time and prominent in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us. The drum has a special ability to touch, deeply, the inner prayer inside each individual’s heart.
We invite all to join us during the new moon to experience traditions from around the world sharing their sacred drum inheritance. Through the beats participants will be guided through a journey of the heart, spiraling vibrations of love deep into the earth and high into the heart of the universe. Please bring your open heart and open mind so the rhythms can plant good seeds into you life.

We will learn some techniqes that will help us to travel more freely through soundscapes, so the meeting will also consist lesson elements.

$10 to $20 suggested donation

Mateo Bazgier

Mateo Bazgier is a multininstrumentalist and music producer. Under guidance of Maestro Manuel Ruffino and elders of many traditions, he study use of sacred music. I understand the sound and music as a tool to operate energy, transform, heal and communicate with the higher planes. I'am patriculary instrested in combining styles and musical worlds to discover new musical grounds. Music is my way of service to the others.

www.facebook.com/mattbazgier
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MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE CONCERT with PORANGUI

MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE CONCERT with PORANGUI

Jan 15, 8:00pm - Jan 15, 10:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Friday, Jan 15
7:30pm doors
8:00 - 10:00pm concert
$20 door

Brazilian World Soul artist, Poranguí masterfully weaves ancestral songs & indigenous rhythms from around the world as a one-man orchestra. His infectious grooves move the body, and soulFull harmonies uplift the spirit, transcending the invisible barrier of performer & audience. Immerse yourself in sacred sounds that transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries to deeply heal & integrate the mind, body and soul.

Journey through deep, earthy didgeridoo grooves into high-vibe ecstatic Brazilian beats, and return to still point with blissful African kalimba lullabies. From serenades and storytelling to beat boxing and booty shaking, an evening with Poranguí is sure to be a memorable one. Come, let yourself be moved!

About Poranguí:
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the Southwestern U.S., Porangui was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Porangui has over fifteen years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.

www.porangui.com
goldendrum.org
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - New Moon in Capricorn

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey - New Moon in Capricorn

Jan 7, 7:30pm - Jan 7, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing experience created by members of Golden Drum, Pink Sun and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

We provide yoga mats and blankets to lay on during the meditation. You are welcome to bring your own blankets and pillows if you think you would like to be more comfortable. Please just be mindful of space so no mattress pads etc.

We also ask that you PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. Doors will close at 7:30pm and the ceremony will start shortly after. Space usually fills up so we reccommend that you come around 7pm especially if you are coming with a group and would like to sit together.

For more info please visit us at www.dreamseedsound.com/

Cost: $20 cash only at the door (no advance tickets)
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World Rhythms Retreat with Adam Maalouf and AJ Block

World Rhythms Retreat with Adam Maalouf and AJ Block

Dec 12, 10:00am - Dec 12, 5:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Welcome to The World Rhythms Retreat, a full day of rhythms from around the world to expand your mind and inspire your music playing. This workshop is for any musicians who want to expand their rhythmic knowledge and capacity, especially didgeridoo players and drummers. If you want to take your playing to the next level or simply want to welcome the didgeridoo and hand drums into your life for the first time, this workshop is for you!

***Drums and Didgeridoos Will Be Provided For All Participants***

In The World Rhythms Retreat, you will learn these great musical skills:

· Developing a stronger sense of time
· Combining multiple layers of sound
· Incorporating the didgeridoo and drums in a world music context
· Utilizing breath as a guide for music making
· Playing with other musicians
· How to integrate today's technology into composition and performance (Ableton Live, Effects, Loop Pedals, etc.)
· The do's and don'ts of accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist
· The art of listening while playing
· How to form a successful drum circle or ensemble

BONUS GIFT: When you sign up for The World Rhythms Retreat you will receive instant access to Didge Project's World Rhythms for Didgeridoo at no extra cost. This 45-minute class features some great introductory rhythms, which can be applied to any instrument. This will be a great way to prepare for the retreat and get the most out of your investment.

Cost: $120

Full registration and details at www.didgeproject.com
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey featuring Adam Maalouf

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey featuring Adam Maalouf

Dec 11, 7:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound healing experience created by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit. This special Dream Seed features Adam Maalouf

Visit Dream Seed at www.dreamseedsound.com

$20 cash only at the door (no advance tickets)

About Adam Maalouf, Percussionist, Composer, Educator

Adam's musical journey began at the age of 3, and after experiencing a wide range of musical training that included a classical education on the piano and cello, his eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. Adam's first experience with hand drumming was on the Arabic Derbekke Drum (otherwise known as the Doumbek) during his childhood visits to Koura, Lebanon. Since then, he has performed in many of the world's finest concert halls and museums, international music festivals, yoga and dance studios, public schools, and homeless shelters.

After graduating from Eastman School of Music in 2013, where he was exposed to classical, jazz, contemporary, and a variety world music, Adam based his operations in one of the great musical hubs, NYC, to continue new projects and education. Adam has studied with some of the world's greatest percussionists including Glen Velez, Yogesh Samsi, Rohan Krishnamurthy, Michael Burritt and River Guerguerian just to name a few.

"Far From Home" is Adam Maalouf's debut album as a solo artist, and through cello, hang drums and percussion from many musical styles of world, Adam weaves his performances carefully, taking the listener on an epic journey through the different stages of his musical creations. In his music you will hear influence from many of the world's musical traditions, mixing inspirations from the Middle East, Spain, North and South India, Africa, Cuba, Brazil and Appalachia. This approach has resulted in innovative collaborations with musicians from around the world.

As a collaborator, Adam has performed with countless ensembles and renowned musicians, including Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, the National Arabic Orchestra, Farah Siraj, Galeet Dardashti, Jamey Haddad, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Flames and Frequencies, Patriot Brass Ensemble, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project and with many other talented musicians and projects.

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is an annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages.

As an educator, Adam's work with children in NYC's bustling public school system has inspired him to spread his child-like love for rhythm. In February 2015, Adam spent 3 weeks in Scranton, Pennsylvania teaching eager 4th graders rhythm and percussion from around the world. At the end of the residency, Adam recorded the children performing their newly discovered music, produced a short EP of the compositions, and followed the residency with a performance for the community.

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ARKAWA Album Release Party for SOUL CONNECTIONS (6th Album)

ARKAWA Album Release Party for SOUL CONNECTIONS (6th Album)

Dec 3, 7:30pm - Dec 3, 9:30pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

SOUL CONNECTIONS Launch Party: ARKAWA’s 6th Album Release featuring ARKAWA’s Ethnic Instruments of The World, Columbian Charango Master Jorge Gustavo Rodriguez, Adam Maalouf (percussion) and AJ Block (didgeridoo and guitar)

Join us in celebration of ARKAWA’s sixth production: “Soul Connections.” This album release event will feature two special performances by ARKAWA: a presentation of Ethnic Instruments of The World and a full ensemble playing music from Soul Connections featuring Jorge Gustavo Rodriguez (Columbia), Adam Maalouf and AJ Block.

Tickets $15 online / $20 at the door

Bios

ARKAWA (JUAN CARLOS AREVALO) is an indigenous multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and arranger from the town of Pastos, Columbia. More than 25 years of exploration of ethnic music of the world serve as the foundation for Arkawa’s music. Mr. Arevalo has represented his country in international music competitions and at the World Championship of the Arts in Los Angeles, CA won Silver Medal for Best Original Work

Ethnic Instruments of The World is a multicultural presentation of more than 50 native instruments from different traditions of the world. This auditory journey through the cultures of Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and Latin America explores the origin and historical context of these incredible musical instruments.

JORGE GUSTAVO RODRIGUEZ studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cauca-Colombia, where his classical training on guitar soon led him to what would become his main instrument, the charango, in 1989. In the year 2013 he created the project “Gustavo y Su Charango,” accompanied by Harold Giovanni Rodríguez and Iván España, with whom he represented Columbia as the Concert Performer in the 10th International Charangos of The World Festival in Loja, Ecuador in October of 2014. Gustavo is a prolific recording artist and he currently directs the performance group, “Sentimiento and Pueblo.” In April 2015 he represented Columbia in the 11th International Charangos of The World Festival in Rosario-Argentina and in August 2015 he participated as the concert performer in the Second International Gathering of Charango in Cusco, Peru.

ADAM MAALOUF’s musical journey began at the age of 3, and after experiencing a wide range of musical training that included a classical education on the piano and cello, his eyes were opened to the infinite world of percussion. After graduating from Eastman School of Music in 2013, where he was exposed to classical, jazz, contemporary, and a variety world music, Adam based his operations in one of the great musical hubs, NYC, to continue new projects and education. Adam has studied with some of the world's greatest percussionists including Glen Velez, Yogesh Samsi, Rohan Krishnamurthy, Michael Burritt and River Guerguerian just to name a few. Visit Adam at www.adammaalouf.com.

AJ BLOCK is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world with an early focus on jazz trombone. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, an active member of the Golden Drum Community and a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino. For more on AJ and his work visit www.didgeproject.com.

Event tickets at sacredartsresearch.org
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The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Live in NYC and via Livestream Worldwide

The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Live in NYC and via Livestream Worldwide

Oct 20, 7:00pm

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Map

***Program registration reduced to $180!

Welcome to The ABCs of Didgeridoo, a program specially designed to help you become a skilled didgeridoo player and attain healthy natural breathing.

Through a series of classes over the course of Fall 2015 you will learn the skills necessary to embark on your didgeridoo journey and elevate your playing to the next level.

The ABCs of Didgeridoo is designed to help you develop a complete understanding of didgeridoo playing. The program includes in-person small group training, your very own travel didgeridoo which fits in any small daypack, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument, all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the technical aspects of the didgeridoo, and break through to exciting new levels of health, meditation, musicality, confidence and more. Created and managed by Didge Project's AJ Block, The ABCs of Didgeridoo will give you everything you need to shine as a didgeridoo player and a musician.

Program Includes:

-Six group didgeridoo classes with Didge Project instructors

-Video Library: Examples of each exercise, meticulously organized

-The ABCs of Didgeridoo Handbook (not available elsewhere): Our easy to follow written manual

How does live streaming online work?
Utilizing the latest streaming technology each class will stream live online and will be available to attend in real time . Participants who attend in real time will be able to ask questions and interact as if they were sitting in class!

Can't make it to a session? Full length class video recordings will be available for up to 24 hours after each class, easily accessible online!

Need a didgeridoo?
Participants in our live class will have access to any didgeridoo in our store. Instruments will be available for purchase for as low as $40! Remote participants can order an instrument from us ahead of time.

Class Dates
Oct. 20 and 27, Nov. 3, 10, and 17, and Dec. 8

Sign up now for only $180!

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HEART OF THE EARTH: DRUM MAKING CEREMONY in Brooklyn

HEART OF THE EARTH: DRUM MAKING CEREMONY in Brooklyn

Oct 18, 11:00am - Oct 18, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit.

In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique that we received from our communities spiritual leader and elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino.
We will be making one-sided hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and elk, deer or buffalo hide, and sinew.

The creation of the drum is a prayer and a ceremony in itself. We will work with our drums as a visioning meditation for our lives and our paths, so that our thoughts and intentions remain in a high vibration as we create the drums and through that process they become part of the drums. During that time we will share and listen to sacred songs from different Native traditions. Making your own personal drum is a sacred journey and the power of making something like this with your own hands is incredible, it becomes an extension of your own heart & mind.

Cost includes drum materials and art supplies.
$275 for 16" Deer, Buffalo or Elk Drum
$290 for 18" Deer, Buffalo or Elk Drum

Payment must be received by Thursday, October 8!

Register at: www.sacredartsresearch.org/calendar/2015/9/25/heart-of-the-earth-drum-making-ceremony-with-member...

*Please Bring a Vegetarian Dish to share for our lunch break and plenty of snacks to keep you satisfied throughout the day.

MEET YOUR DRUM MIDWIVES:

Matt Canale, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block, Xango Shola and Amanda Capobianco are students from the Golden Drum Community and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. We are all members of Made in Prayer, Dream Seed, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light and the Didge Project. We are disciples of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a teacher of great value to our planetary community. With his permission and blessing from the tradition, we have been given the guidance to share the path of the visionary artist. We have spent over 7 years in a deep study here in Brooklyn cultivating our art, music and programs through our practices and disciplines from the tradition.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey in Hartford, CT

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey in Hartford, CT

Oct 16, 7:00pm - Oct 16, 9:00pm

The Conduit Center
1227 Burnside Ave, Ste 1
East Hartford, CT  06108 Map

DREAM SEED: A SHAMANIC SOUND JOURNEY
with Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Xango Shola, Matthew Canale, Amanda Capobianco and AJ Block

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Price: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Tickets at tinyurl.com/DreamSeed-Tix-10-16-15

Bio

Matt Canale, Brooke Gillespie, AJ Block, Xango Shola and Amanda Capobianco are students from the Golden Drum Community and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation. We are members of Made in Prayer, Dream Seed, Pink Sun, Brooklyn Light and the Didge Project and we are disciples of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a teacher of great value to our planetary community. With his permission and blessing from the tradition, we have been given the guidance to share the path of the visionary artist. We have spent over 7 years in a deep study in Brooklyn, NY cultivating our art, music and programs through our practices and disciplines from the tradition.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Oct 9, 7:30pm - Oct 9, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Yoga mats and blankets are provided but we invite people to bring their own blankets if they wish to be more comfortable. We recommend that people arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to claim their spots, especially if they are coming with friends and would like to be next to each other.

Cost: $20 at the door.

*** We do not take reservations and all tickets are given on a first come first serve basis. ***

dreamseedsound.com
goldendrum.org
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Sep 25, 7:30pm - Sep 25, 9:30pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Yoga mats and blankets are provided but we invite people to bring their own blankets if they wish to be more comfortable. We recommend that people arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to claim their spots, especially if they are coming with friends and would like to be next to each other.

Cost: $20 at the door.

*** We do not take reservations and all tickets are given on a first come first serve basis. ***

goldendrum.org/
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Zalem in NYC: Concert and Advanced Didgeridoo Class

Zalem in NYC: Concert and Advanced Didgeridoo Class

Aug 1, 8:00pm - Aug 1, 10:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Didge Project and Sacred Arts Research Foundation invite you to experience one of the most renowned modern didgeridoo players: Zalem! Making NYC the first stop on his North American tour, Zalem plays with a fusion of didgeridoo and beatboxing, with the exploration of the infinite possibility of this incredible instrument. With a wide range of modern dance music as inspiration, Zalem brings his audience into colorful, dynamic and mesmerizing worlds!

Saturday, August 1, 8-10pm

$15 cash only at the door

Artist Bio: Zalem began to play didgeridoo in 2001 with Denra Dur, Ash dargan, Mark Atkins and Gauthier as reference players. He first started with a wobble (breathing sounds) based style of playing and progressively developed his own style with influences from rock and electronic music.

In 2007 Zalem joined the band JMPZ (rock/electro/tribal) and dedicated his whole time to music. Since then he has played in many projects such as Wadhom, Milanga, Vibration Visuelle and Adèle & Zalem. Through these collaborations Zalem’s true style was developed: the use of beatboxing with the didgeridoo, a technique which he has helped spread during workshops and concerts, across the world.

Zalem’s solo project is dedicated to the fusion of didgeridoo and beatboxing, with the exploration of the infinite possibility of this incredible instrument.

Advanced Didgeridoo Workshop

Saturday 9:30-12pm, 2:30-5pm
Sunday 9:30-12pm, 2:30-5pm

This workshop will give you tools to develop your unique didgeridoo style, expanding your playing possibilities and speed while making your playing more soft and relaxed. Zalem is a didgeridoo player from France known worldwide as one of the top performers in the modern didgeridoo style.

Cost: $150, Limited to the first 10 participants to register

This workshop will be divided into 4 parts:

Wobbles:
The term “wobble” indicates the way of breathing by emptying the air you have in the mouth. It can be made by cheeks, tongue or jaws and all the combinations are possible… Wobbles are very useful for a groovy and fast style of playing, while staying very relaxed.

Didg´n´Beatbox:
“Human beatbox,” the art of making music only with the mouth can be mixed with the didgeridoo. Beatboxing incredibly increases musical possibilities while developing the player’s creativity, sense of rhythm and muscles of the mouth.

Breaks and Composition:
How to create a groovy and dynamic rhythm pattern. How to compose pieces that keep the audience focused. There are a lot of rules and musical knowledge which can help you to realize this while enjoying playing rhythmically.

Advice and advanced technique:
Advanced beatbox and wobble combinations, breathing with “snare in,” sound effects and Konokol (South Indian) rhythms.
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey in LA

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey in LA

Jul 17, 7:00pm - Jul 18, 12:00am

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

This special Dream Seed at B E The Change Energy Center features Xango Shola, Brooke Hamre Gillespie and AJ Block.

During Dream Seed:
Yoga mats and blankets are provided but we invite people to bring their own blankets if they wish to be more comfortable. We recommend that people arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to claim their spots, especially if they are coming with friends and would like to be next to each other.

Cost: $35 at the door

*** All tickets are given on a first come first serve basis. ***

Full details at: www.beenergycenter.com/
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Central Park Didgeridoo Class, July 11, 2015

Central Park Didgeridoo Class, July 11, 2015

Jul 11, 2:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pm

Central Park
5 Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St
New York, NY  10022 Map

Join us in New York City's beautiful Central Park for a didgeridoo class! Whether you've never played didge before or are an experienced player, this gathering will give you a number of tools and techniques to go deeper into your practice.

We will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, rhythmic playing and using your voice to create a didgeridoo sound that is completely your own. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the didge or take your playing to the next level this is a great opportunity to do so. This class will be led by Didge Project's Jerry Walsh.

Didgeridoos will be provided for participants who Register Online by Friday, July 10.

Phone contact (day of event): (434) 242-1399

LOCATION: We meet at the Great Hill on the Upper West side of New York’s Central Park. From the 103rd St/Central Park West entrance follow the path that leads to your left. We will be there. For the precise location, see this MAP.

Cost: $30

Reserve your seat at: didgeproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=202
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Summer Session: 3-Months of Private Didgeridoo Instruction

Summer Session: 3-Months of Private Didgeridoo Instruction

Jun 1, 10:00pm - Aug 31, 1:00am

New York, NY
New York, NY   Map

Didge Project Presents: Summer Session

3 Months of Private Didgeridoo Instruction
June-August 2015
In-Person in New York City or Remotely via Skype

Didge Project’s Summer Session is specially designed to help you develop your skills as a didgeridoo player through personalized private instruction.

Summer Session is a one-on-one training program that will help you to gain facility over all the tools and techniques needed to help you meet your didgeridoo playing goals. Through six one-on-one sessions during the summer of 2015 you will move at your own pace, ensuring consistent progress every step of the way.

Our teachers have worked with countless numbers of didgeridoo students, helping to develop a vibrant didgeridoo community in New York City. Now is your chance to get the personal attention that will take your didgeridoo playing to the next level. You will be placed with an instructor based on skill level and meeting location.

--> Register now at didgeproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=272

Didge Project’s private lessons are designed to help you:

-Develop higher levels of musicianship
-Play new and exciting rhythms
-Strengthen your breathing and expand your lung capacity
-Reduce and eliminate symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring and other respiratory conditions
-Explore meditation through sound

In addition to the benefits of one-on-one instruction you have the option to record live demos of all the new exercises you covered on your video or audio device. On skype this is easily done with software applications. You will take this documentation with you and be able to refer to it indefinitely.

Locations: In-person meetings are available at our locations in Greenpoint and Park Slope. Additionally, meetings are available in-home anywhere in NYC for an extra fee. Skype lessons can be done from anywhere in the world (note time-zone differences) at no extra charge.

For pricing, registration and full program details visit: didgeproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=272

See you this summer!

About Didge Project:

Didge Project is an organization specializing in the education and performance of the didgeridoo and world music. Based in New York City, Didge Project works with individuals learning the didgeridoo as a tool for empowerment and health. Didge Project has produced two albums, has a didgeridoo store in Brooklyn, NY and performs throughout the Northeast in many contexts. Visit us at www.didgeproject.com.
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Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC

Urban Didgeridoo Retreat NYC

May 16, 10:00am - May 16, 5:00pm

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Map

Welcome to the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, a full day of empowering didgeridoo and world music workshops to expand your mind and inspire your music playing. This workshop is for all levels of didgeridoo players, those who want to take their playing to the next level and those who want to welcome the didgeridoo into their life for the first time.

Nowhere else will you be able to get this much feedback about your playing from a truly experienced team of people.

When you sign up for the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat, you are investing in developing these great musical skills:

· Advanced rhythmic playing
· Circular breathing
· Getting multiple layers of sound
· Incorporating the didgeridoo in a world music context
· Using the didgeridoo as a tool for meditation
· Playing with other musicians

BONUS GIFT: When you sign up for the Urban Didgeridoo Retreat you will receive instant access to Didge Project's Circular Breathing Mastery Course ($147 value) at no extra cost. Comprised of over 20 videos and 3 full length pre-recorded classes, this program will help you move beyond the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing and give you everything you need to master circular breathing.

Location:

This full-day intensive is being held in a beautiful loft space dedicated to the Sacred Arts in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a beautiful neighborhood in New York City.

Retreat includes:

· A Workbook filled with a wide range of exercises, rhythms, tips and guidance
· Opportunities to play with other musicians
· Opportunities to ask questions during the workshop and get feedback about my playing
· Circular Breathing Mastery online course with over 20 videos and 3 full-length classes
· The option to bring a friend, partner or colleague for only a $50 additional fee. This option is available once you complete your purchase of your workshop ticket.

All of this for the low price of $147

Sign up now at www.didgeproject.com
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey @ Integral Yoga Institute NY

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey @ Integral Yoga Institute NY

May 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 9:00pm

Integral Yoga Institute New York City
227 W 13th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Cost: $25

Reserve your spot at iyiny.org/workshops-and-events/calendar/dream-seed-6123/

Dream Seed is led by students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and the visionary who guides the Golden Drum community. He is a spiritual guide, a gifted ceremonial leader, and a teacher of sacred initiation traditions of the world. Dream Seed’s members include AJ Block, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Matthew Canale, and Jerry Walsh. Visit Dream Seed on the web at www.goldendrum.org/dream-seed/
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Core Principles for Didgeridoo FREE Online Course

Core Principles for Didgeridoo FREE Online Course

Mar 18, 12:00am

Core Principles for Didgeridoo is a FREE one-hour video course that will show you exactly what it takes to be able to play the didgeridoo with confidence and relaxation. Remove obstacles to your didgeridoo playing as we share the most effective approaches to practicing the instrument, learning circular breathing and incorporating new rhythms.

Sign up at didgeproject.com for instant access to this full-length didgeridoo class.

Core Principles for Didgeridoo will show you how to:

- Play with a great sound on didgeridoo
- Understand the anatomy of the respiratory system and how each part affects the sound of the didgeridoo
- Utilize rhythm to create more "musical" circular breathing patterns
- Incorporate various sonic elements to create a multi-layered didgeridoo sound.
- Expand beyond any “limitations” that you think you may have as a didgeridoo player

Don’t have a didgeridoo? You do not need to have a didgeridoo to take this course. In fact, all musicians can benefit by learning the techniques shared in this course and applying them to their respective instruments. This class is for all levels of didgeridoo players.

Sign up now at www.didgeproject.com/

Teacher bio:

AJ BLOCK is a didgeridoo player and teacher inspired by world music, yoga and spirituality. As director of Didge Project, AJ has devoted himself to making education of the didgeridoo accessible to all. Performing in a wide range of settings, AJ brings music to healing events, large-scale meditative gatherings, festivals and dance parties. AJ is a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino and is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation in Brooklyn, NY.
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The Didgeridoo Musicianship Program

The Didgeridoo Musicianship Program

Jan 17, 12:00pm

Join Didge Project's AJ Block for a six-month program that will transform your didgeridoo playing.

The Didgeridoo Musicianship Program is where we give you everything you need to shine as a didgeridoo player and a musician. Through a series of group classes, private lessons and online audio and video resources, you will see your playing skyrocket to new heights. The Didgeridoo Musicianship system draws on many musical education systems to give you a well-rounded approach to musical instrument performance. Through an integration of world rhythm, melody and harmony your voice on the didgeridoo will grow into something uniquely your own.

Program is available in person in New York City and Online Worldwide and lasts from January through June 2015.

The Didgeridoo Musicianship Program includes 6 private lessons and 6 group sessions led by AJ Block, mp3 recordings of each class, video summaries of every lesson, course textbook and as an added bonus, complementary access to our online Circular Breathing Mastery course and a full day retreat where you can really go deep into didgeridoo practice.

Sign up for your complementary consultation and see full program details, pricing and location at didgeridooclass.com
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World Rhythms for Didgeridoo: FREE Online Course

World Rhythms for Didgeridoo: FREE Online Course

Dec 18, 8:00pm

World Rhythms for Didgeridoo is a FREE online course that will show you exactly what it takes to develop a wide palate of musical rhythms on your instrument. Drawing on music from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and the Middle-East this class will get you connecting to your inner pulse and learning the key rhythmic elements syncopation and subdivision. Through a combination of video, audio and PDF worksheets you will be guided through a number of approaches to enhance your didgeridoo playing.

Here’s what you’ll learn:
* How to develop a strong sense of time
* How to break down complex rhythms into easy counts
* Understanding and using theme and variation
* How to begin training for circular breathing
* The #1 secret to playing rhythmically on didgeridoo

Don’t have a didgeridoo handy? You do not need to have a didgeridoo to take this course. In fact, all musicians can benefit by learning these rhythms and applying them to their respective instruments.

This event will be recorded and playback will be available for a limited time. Sign up to ensure you received the link to the class recording.

--> Sign up at: www.didgeproject.com

See you on December 18!
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Hand Makers Holiday Market

Hand Makers Holiday Market

Dec 14, 1:00pm - Dec 14, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Local artisans join together in a holiday guild, bringing handmade, vintage, and upcycled items as well as healing plants and ceremonial tools in this unique pop up market. Hand Makers Holiday Market offers special sacred items to the public for inspired holiday gift ideas with price ranges for all budgets. Featuring dynamic live performances, tarot and astrological readings, a photography exhibit, healthy vegetarian eats, raw chocolate, massages, hot cocoa and more in this fun for all ages holiday fair!

Featuring vendors:
SHAMANIC STYLIST - vintage clothing & accessories, handmade & upcycled pieces, artisanal agua florida, ceremonial tools
XANGO SHOLA - ceremonial clothes and sacred adornments
LA PALOMA VINTAGE - vintage clothing & accessories from earthy to sparkly
PACHAMAMITA DESINGS - handmade hats and jewelry with Ecuadorian fabrics
NEW EARTH CONNECT - Healing Crystals and Astrology Awareness
JWHITE ORIGINALS - Unique eco print designs
LADY BYRDS ARTS COLLECTIVE - a modern interpretation of traditional handmade jewelry, antiques for the home
DIDGE PROJECT - Didgeridoos, CDs, DVDs, T-shirts and more. 10% off entire store!
FLYING BEAR - beaded jewelry, crystals and sacred items
MASHA LUNARA With LUNARA DESIGN - hair accessories, dakini veils, home decor made with love
ROXANN SLATE & CLAIRE RAABE- Handmade Glass Jewelry
GLORKA - handmade unisex yoga pants, cozy tunics and knit accessories
DE LA MER & SCOUT - Sacred Jewelry, Printed Silk Caftans, Peruvian Bags, Vintage clothing, Ethnic Textiles & Jewelry.

Performances by
Ben Bromley
Noelia Fernandez
DJ Chela
AJ Block of Didge Project
&
Xango Shola


Tarot reading by Jeph Norman Fox
Photography exhibit by Pedro De Las Rosas

Massages by the minute available

With raw chocolates and hot chocolate by Moonlight Chocolate

Free entry for shoppers!

We are grateful to have reached capacity for vendors. To inquire about future vending opportunities contact the event organizer at: chelaamma@gmail.com
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IN BETWEEN SONGS: OFFICIAL NYC SCREENING with director Joshua Bell

IN BETWEEN SONGS: OFFICIAL NYC SCREENING with director Joshua Bell

Dec 4, 8:00pm

Sacred Arts Research Foundation
107 Green St
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

In Between Songs follows an Australian Aboriginal family's struggle to survive. Djalu Gurruwiwi, Yolngu elder, and his sister, Dhanggal, strive to restore eroding tradition. While shepherding their Galpu clan through economical, environmental, and social pressures, they search desperately for new custodians to safeguard their priceless musical and cultural legacy.

This special screening will feature an in-person introduction by director Joshua Bell, a director's Q+A after the film and performances by members of Didge Project.

DVDs, Posters and Photo Books will be on sale

Written, Directed & Produced by Joshua Bell
Narrated by James Cromwell
Cinematography by August Thurmer
Edited by David Hopper & Joshua Bell
Music by Damon Aaron

Official website: www.inbetweensongs.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/InBetweenSongsDocumentary

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at sacredartsresearch.org
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Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering

Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering

Oct 18, 1:00pm - Oct 18, 3:00pm

Didge Project and Sacred Arts Research Foundation Present:
:::Central Park Didgeridoo Gathering:::
Saturday, October 18, 1-3pm

Join us for our last outdoor gathering of the season! Whether you've never played didge before or are an experienced player, this gathering will give you a number of tools and techniques to go deeper into your practice.

Hosted by Didge Project, director AJ Block, we will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, rhythmic playing and using your voice to create a didgeridoo sound that is completely your own. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the didge or take your playing to the next level this is a great opportunity to do so.

Didgeridoos will be provided for participants who register online by Friday, October 17.

Phone contact (day of event): (347) 871-3866

LOCATION: We meet at the Great Hill on the Upper West side of New York’s Central Park. From the 103rd St/Central Park West entrance follow the path that leads to your left. We will be there. For the precise location, see this MAP: maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=217988733652896245879.0004daa6e0214cfe59587&msa=0&ll=40.796325,-73.9...

Cost: $25

Register at www.didgeproject.com

See you in the park!
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The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Fall 2014

The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Fall 2014

Oct 5, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 5:00pm

New York, NY
New York, NY   Map

Learn to play didgeridoo in the heart of New York City.

A 3-month group training program

***SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, OCTOBER 5-DECEMBER 14***

Level I for Absolute Beginners and Level II for Intermediate Players

The ABCs of Didgeridoo is specially designed to help you become a skilled didgeridoo player and attain healthy natural breathing. This program will help you quickly learn the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing so you can finally enjoy the lifestyle you love. It includes in-person training, a travel didgeridoo which fits in any small daypack, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument... all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the technical aspects the instrument, and breakthrough to exciting new levels of health, meditation, musical skill, confidence and more. The program will meet on Sundays in Lower/Midtown Manhattan (location will be given upon registration).

Sign up at: www.didgeridooclass.com

The ABCs of Didgeridoo is perfect if you’re someone who wants to proficiently play the didgeridoo. This program is for you if you are interested in enhancing the health of your respiratory system and breathing, learning a musical instrument and reducing stress through the meditative breathing practices. Through consistent weekly meetings over the course of Spring 2014 this program ensures your progress as a didgeridoo player.

In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, program members typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth and greater joy. The ABCs of Didgeridoo Playing is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

· Strengthen your breath
· Expand your lung capacity
· Understand the art of wind instrument playing
· Treat sleep apnea and snoring
· Live a stress-free life
· Explore meditation

Program includes:

· Ten group didgeridoo lessons with a master didgeridoo teacher
· A 4-piece plastic travel didgeridoo with beeswax mouthpiece
· Exclusive worksheets with all the exercises and information written out (not available elsewhere)
· BONUS: Complementary admission to Didge Project’s public classes in Central Park and other locations in New York City.

Earlybird Savings are in effect until Tuesday, September 23. Sign up now to reserve your seat at www.didgeridooclass.com

About Us:
Didge Project is an New York City based organizaiton working to promote the didgeridoo for health and wellness. Since our inception in 2008 our organization has developed partnerships with schools, businesses, festivals, wellness centers and event producers that have helped to spread the reach of the didgeridoo far and wide. We have presented our performances and learn to play didgeridoo workshops in countless venues and the intimate nature of our offering has allowed us to connect in a very personal way. Visit us at www.didgeproject.com.

Earlybird registration ($200 savings) through Sept. 25:
Sign up at: www.didgeridooclass.com
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Prospect Park Didgeridoo Class Series

Prospect Park Didgeridoo Class Series

Sep 13, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 2:00pm

Prospect Park Picnic House
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY  11215 Map

This summer Didge Project hosts a series of biweekly classes in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Appropriate for all levels of players, these workshops will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, rhythmic playing and techniques to go deep into didgeridoo practice. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the didge or take your playing to the next level this is a great, affordable opportunity to do so.

Didgeridoos are provided for participants who register online.

All classes are noon-2pm

Dates:

Sunday, July 27
Sat. August 9
Sat. August 23
Sat. Sept 13
Sat. Sept 27

Location: Prospect Park Brooklyn, Near the Picnic House. For Map: tinyurl.com/ppdidge

Cost: $25-40 sliding scale.

Full event details at: didgeproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=202

Register online at: tinyurl.com/ppdidgereg
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Dream Seed @ The Tipi: Full Moon in Pisces

Dream Seed @ The Tipi: Full Moon in Pisces

Sep 8, 7:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed at the Tipi in Havemeyer Park: Mon. September 8th, 7pm

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

In case of rain this event will be moved to Golden Drum

This gathering will happen under the full moon in Pisces!

Cost: $20

Where: Havemeyer Park Brooklyn
329 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Didgeridoo: World Rhythm and Drone @ Cumbe

Didgeridoo: World Rhythm and Drone @ Cumbe

Sep 6, 5:00pm - Sep 6, 6:30pm

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
1368 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY  11216 Map

The didgeridoo is an aboriginal Australian instrument characterized by percussive world rhythms and a hypnotic droning sound. Traditionally made from termite-hollowed tree trunks, the didgeridoo has been cited for various therapeutic uses including the treatment of sleep apnea, snoring and asthma. Through deep rhythmic breathing exercises the didgeridoo player builds vitality in the body boosting the flow of energy and the strength of internal healing systems. Join Didge Project’s AJ Block for this special workshop covering the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing with an emphasis on world music rhythms. This workshop is for all levels of didgeridoo players. Instruments will be provided for those who pre-register.

About the Instructor:

AJ BLOCK is a didgeridoo player and teacher inspired by the musical and spiritual traditions of the world. As director of the New York didgeridoo awareness organization Didge Project, AJ has built his work around the integration of sound and healing. For didgeridoo community info visit www.didgeproject.com.
- See more at: www.cumbedance.com/didgeridoo-with-aj-block/#sthash.1KGTz80Z.dpuf
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Circular Breathing Mastery: Live in NYC and Online Worldwide

Circular Breathing Mastery: Live in NYC and Online Worldwide

Jul 17, 7:30pm - Aug 14, 9:30pm

New York, NY
New York, NY   Map

Learn to play didgeridoo and master the technique of CIRCULAR BREATHING

Study in-person in New York City or Online from Anywhere in the World.

3 in-person Classes in NYC: Thurs July 17, Weds July 30 and Weds August 13, from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

Full details and registration at www.didgeridoomastery.com

Circular Breathing Mastery will help you move beyond the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing and give you everything you need to master circular breathing. It includes live and recorded training sessions, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument, all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the didgeridoo and break through to exciting new levels of musicality, confidence, and more. This program is led by the Didge Project's AJ Block and Jerry Walsh.

This program is perfect if you’re new to the didgeridoo or are an experienced player that wants to implement circular breathing into your playing. This program is for you if you are interested in taking your didge playing to the next level or are simply looking for the gratification the comes with the breath centered practice of the didgeridoo. Through consistent biweekly meetings over the course of Summer 2014 this program ensures your progress as a didgeridoo player.

===What is circular breathing?===
Circular breathing is a wind instrument technique that allows the player to sustain a tone for an extended period of time. This is accomplished by storing air in the mouth (inflating the cheeks) and using this reservoir of air to inhale through the nose while air is still coming out the mouth. Circular breathing can be seen as a variation on normal breathing: at its essence the player inhales through the nose and alternately exhales out the mouth. Circular breathing is key to didgeridoo playing because it allows for the continuous drone to remain unbroken, forming a strong foundation for the complete sound. Learning to circular breathe is like going to the gym in that you are working to develop muscle tone, flexibility and control.

===Benefits of learning the didgeridoo with us===
In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, members of our programs typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and greater joy. Circular Breathing Mastery is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

• Find relaxation through playing a musical instrument

• Integrate a wide variety of didgeridoo techniques into a unified sound

• Play the didgeridoo for extended periods of time

• Develop all aspects of your musicianship: time, rhythm, intonation, dynamics, melody and harmony

• Expand your lung capacity

• Develop tools for dealing with stress

• Explore deeper levels of sound meditation

For full details and registration visit www.didgeridoomastery.com
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Didgeridoo Workshop in the Tipi at Havemeyer Park (All-levels)

Didgeridoo Workshop in the Tipi at Havemeyer Park (All-levels)

Jun 30, 7:00pm - Jun 30, 8:30pm

Join Didge Project's AJ Block for a special all-levels didgeridoo class in the Tipi at Havemeyer Park in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Appropriate for all levels of players, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, rhythmic playing and techniques to go deep into didgeridoo practice. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the didge or take your playing to the next level this is a great, affordable opportunity to do so.

Limited to 13 participants due to the size of the tipi.

Cost: $25

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Reserve your spot at www.tipiproject.com/classes/learndidgeridoo

Tipi Project is a community space designed to foster connection between people, land, creativity and tradition through art, culture and education. The vision of the project is to cultivate a community space, in the remaining time that we have at Havemeyer Park, where people can come together to share, to connect and to learn within a traditional Sioux style tipi, the best of all moveable shelters that contains great wisdom, beauty and practicality. This vision will be carried out alongside deep reverence and great thanks for the tradition and sacredness of the tipi. Situated within Havemeyer Park (HMP) among grass, flora and skyline views. Full details at www.tipiproject.com
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Didgeridoo Fundamentals FREE Online Course

Didgeridoo Fundamentals FREE Online Course

Jun 26, 8:00pm

didgeproject.com

Didgeridoo Fundamentals is a FREE online course that will give you the skills necessary to sound great on the didge and to understand what it take to master circular breathing. Much of what we cover in this class are strength building exercises and best of all, you do not need a didgeridoo to take this course! If you have one, even better. Through a combination of audio, video and worksheets you will be guided through a number of approaches to enhance your didgeridoo playing.

This course, led by Didge Project's AJ Block and Jerry Walsh, will benefit all levels of didgeridoo players, starting off new players with good habits and helping experienced players get a better sound and learn ways to practice circular breathing. AJ and Jerry have combined the knowledge gained from working with many didgeridoo players and put together this program to help beginning and intermediate didgeridoo players progress faster.

Can't make it to the live class? Not a problem. We will send all participants a streamable recording of Didgeridoo Fundamentals that will be live until the end of June. You will be able to use this recording until you feel comfortable with all the techniques provided. If you can successfully master what is provided here, circular breathing and higher levels of didgeridoo playing will follow naturally.

Are you ready to master the Fundamentals of Didgeridoo Playing? Sign up now at www.didgeproject.com and join us online Thursday, June 26 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific!
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Welcome to The Didgeridoo: Circular Breathing Intensive - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC

Welcome to The Didgeridoo: Circular Breathing Intensive - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC

Apr 26, 2:00pm - Apr 26, 5:00pm

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York
New York, NY   Map

Welcome to the Didgeridoo
Circular Breathing Intensive
with AJ Block, Director of Didge Project

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2-5pm
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This 3-hour workshop will specifically focus on circular breathing through a multitude of approaches. Mastery of circular breathing strengthens the respiratory system, builds vital energy in the body and can take your wind-instrument playing to the next level. Join us!

2-3pm Basic Techniques
3-5pm Circular Breathing Intensive

Didgeridoos will be provided for participant use.
Address given upon registration.

Registration: $60.

Address provided with registration.

Sign up at www.didgeproject.com
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Golden Drum

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey at Golden Drum

Apr 16, 7:00pm - Apr 16, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Dream Seed is a sound bath meditation hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

$20 at the door. Space is limited on a first come first served basis.
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The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Spring 2014

The ABCs of Didgeridoo: Spring 2014

Mar 23, 1:00pm - May 25, 3:00pm

Midtown, New York, New York
New York Hotel 481 Eighth Ave. @ 34 th. St.
New York, NY   Map

Learn to Play Didgeridoo In A Group Setting In The Heart of New York City

Sundays, March 23-May 25, 1-3PM

Midtown Manhattan

Welcome to The ABCs of Didgeridoo Program, specially designed to help you become a skilled didgeridoo player and attain healthy natural breathing.

This program will help you quickly learn the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing so you can finally enjoy the lifestyle you love. It includes in-person small group training, your very own travel didgeridoo which fits in any small daypack, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument, all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the technical aspects of the didgeridoo, and break through to exciting new levels of health, meditation, musicality, confidence and more. This program is led by the Director of Didge Project, AJ Block.

The ABCs of Didgeridoo is perfect if you’re someone who wants to proficiently play the didgeridoo. This program is for you if you are interested in enhancing the health of your respiratory system and breathing, learning a musical instrument and reducing stress through the meditative breathing practices. Through consistent weekly meetings over the course of Fall 2013 this program ensures your progress as a didgeridoo player.

In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, program members typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth and greater joy. The ABCs of Didgeridoo is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

-Become an adept didgeridoo player
-Strengthen your breath
-Understand the anatomy and function of the respiratory system
-Expand your lung capacity
-Understand the art of wind instrument playing
-Reduce and eliminate symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring and other respiratory conditions
-Live a stress-free life
-Explore meditation through sound

Full details and program registration can be found at didgeridooclass.com/
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Advanced Didgeridoo & Multidrone Workshop with William Thoren

Advanced Didgeridoo & Multidrone Workshop with William Thoren

Mar 11, 7:00pm - Mar 11, 9:00pm

107 Green St #G55, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Map

Advanced Didgeridoo & Multidrone Workshop with William Thoren, Owner of Wet Didgeridoo, Mob Didgeridoo and member of Gorangutang

Topics will include:
Multidrone Basics
Lip Strength and Control Development
Stamina and Body Work
Advanced Breathing
Incorporating Didgeridoo with a Band
Performance Considerations and Practices
**Topic of choice from attendees

*basic skills & circular breathing reccomended but not required

If possible bring your favorite didge and one that has a wax mouthpiece with a larger bore. This will be used for learning to drop the drone one octave by widening the mouthpiece.

More on William Thoren at www.wetdidgeridoo.com

$35 advanced registration, $45 at the door.

Register at: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F68DHBF3R6ZG6
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Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey – Friday, February 14th, 7-9pm

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey – Friday, February 14th, 7-9pm

Feb 14, 7:00pm - Feb 14, 9:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

We invite you to join us on Friday, February 14th for a special Valentine’s Day Full Moon Dream Seed.

Tonight we will be joined by Chela Amma and Pedro Akiak. Chela and Pedro will come and lead the opening meditation and do energy work on individuals through out the sound journey.

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Cost: $20
Couple’s Special: $35 per couple

www.goldendrum.org/dream-seed-february-14th/
www.didgeproject.com
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Didgeridoo Mastery Program

Didgeridoo Mastery Program

Jan 21, 7:30pm - May 20, 9:30pm

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York
New York, NY   Map

WELCOME TO THE DIDGERIDOO MASTERY PROGRAM, SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO HELP YOU BECOME A MASTER DIDGERIDOO PLAYER.

This program will help you quickly move beyond the basic techniques of didgeridoo playing and into a stronger sense of groove, world music rhythms and greater musical complexity. It includes in-person small group training, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument, all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the didgeridoo and break through to exciting new levels of musicality, confidence, and more. This program is led by the Director of Didge Project, AJ Block.

Didgeridoo Mastery is perfect if you’re someone who already plays the didgeridoo and wants to take your playing to the next level. This program is for you if you are interested in playing with other musicians, developing performance-caliber playing or simply looking for further gratification with the breath connection that comes with playing the didgeridoo. Through consistent biweekly meetings over the course of Winter/Spring 2014 this program ensures your progress as a didgeridoo player.

Full details and registration at www.didgeridoomastery.com

In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, members of our programs typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and greater joy. Didgeridoo Mastery is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

• Become a master didgeridoo player

• Integrate a wide variety of didgeridoo techniques into a unified sound

• Develop all aspects of your musicianship: time, rhythm, intonation, dynamics, melody and harmony

• Further expand your lung capacity

• Understand the didgeridoo as a sonic orchestra

• Live a stress-free life

• Explore deeper levels of sound meditation

Didgeridoo mastery includes:

- Ten in-person didgeridoo classes with AJ Block and members of Didge Project

Each class blends in-depth training, exercises, practice regiments and multifarious approaches to get to the goals of didgeridoo playing including: holding sonic space, playing with compelling rhythm and tone, circular breathing, and rhythmic playing. This format is designed to help you understand at a deep level how to move your playing forward by quantum leaps instead of by incremental steps. Expect to be challenged and supported as we guide you to create a plan of action for your development as a didgeridoo player.

- One 75-minute private didgeridoo lesson

Custom tailored to your needs, spend an hour and a half with AJ Block working on whatever it is you need to take your playing to the next level.

- MP3 audio recordings of all classes

All in-person classes will be recorded and provided for your download and listening access. They are yours to keep forever.

- Worksheets with all of the exercises written out (not available elsewhere)

You will never be at a loss for what to practice because all exercises will be provided for you in written format. These worksheets show you exactly what steps to take in what order to master the technical side of didgeridoo playing.

- Accountability Partners

Throughout the duration of the program you will be paired with different partners, also members of the program, to keep you accountable in setting and reaching your goals.

- EXCLUSIVE Online Forum

This is a highly valuable opportunity to ask questions, get feedback, share resources, run ideas past each other and further develop your network.

- BONUS: Complementary admission to Didge Project’s public classes in Central Park, Prospect Park and other locations in New York City.

Full details, pricing, location and registration can be found at www.didgeridoomastery.com
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New York Didgeridoo Summit - Part II

New York Didgeridoo Summit - Part II

Jan 11, 1:00pm - Jan 11, 6:00pm

Golden Drum
97 Green St, # G1
Brooklyn, NY  11222 Map

Join us for the second installment of the New York Didgeridoo Summit, an extended gathering for the NY Didgeridoo Community.

This event will start with warm ups and beginner techniques, continue with an intermediate/advanced didgeridoo class with AJ Block, then go into a didgeridoo sharing circle and a roundtable discussion on the future of our didgeridoo community.

Cost: $25 (cash only at the door)

Tentative Schedule:

1 pm Opening didgeridoo circle
1:15-2:15 pm Warm ups and beginner techniques
2:15-3:45 pm Intermediate/Advanced rhythms with AJ Block
3:45-5 pm Didgeridoo technique sharing circle
5-6 pm Closing didgeridoo circle

Full details at www.didgeproject.com

AJ Block and Didge Project

Didge Project is a didgeridoo awareness organization based in New York City. Since our inception in 2008 our organization has developed partnerships with schools, businesses, festivals, and event producers that have helped to spread the reach of the didgeridoo far and wide. We have presented our performances and learn to play didgeridoo workshops in countless venues and the intimate nature of our offering has allowed us to connect in a very personal way.

AJ BLOCK is a didgeridoo player and teacher inspired by music, yoga and spirituality. As co-founder of the New York didgeridoo awareness organization Didge Project, AJ has built his work around the integration of sound and healing. Performing in a wide range of settings, AJ brings his music to healing events, large-scale meditative gatherings and festivals. As a teacher AJ primarily works with individuals who have come to the didgeridoo as a tool for healing. Emphasis on breath control has led many of AJ’s clients to learn to play didgeridoo to treat respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea, snoring and asthma. For music, videos and more visit ajblock.com.
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Didge Project Holiday Market - 20% Off All Didgeridoos - and (free) Sound Meditation

Didge Project Holiday Market - 20% Off All Didgeridoos - and (free) Sound Meditation

Dec 15, 3:30pm - Dec 15, 5:30pm

4 West 43rd Street, Top Floor, New York, NY Map

Join us for a special one time didgeridoo holiday market in New York City. For one day only we are offering 20% off all our didgeridoos, T-shirts and other didgeridoo items.

Featured sale items include:
-Yucca didgeridoos by Myke Gomezmaicas (made in the USA)
-Super Sliders by Dr. Didge Dolphin (new item for NYC!)
-Other Assorted Didgeridoos
-T-shirts and More!

We will host a didgeridoo meditation open to the public from 3:30-4pm featuring the graduating class of the ABCs of Didgeridoo.

Location:
4 West 43rd Street, top floor (take elevator to the the 7th floor and then walk up one flight of stairs)
New York City, NY 10036

Full details at www.didgeproject.com
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New York Didgeridoo Summit, Part I

New York Didgeridoo Summit, Part I

Oct 27, 12:00pm - Oct 27, 6:00pm

102 Eagle St. #1R, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Map

We now have access to a private indoor/outdoor space in Brooklyn where we can gather and play didge! Join us for The New York Didgeridoo Summit, Part I, a new event for the NY Didgeridoo Community.

This event will feature an intermediate/advanced didgeridoo class with AJ Block, a beginner’s didgeridoo class, a didgeridoo technique sharing circle, roundtable discussions on the future of our didgeridoo community and an open mic/didgeridoo jam.

Discussion topics include:
-Hosting our own didgeridoo festival
-Bringing master didgeridoo players to New York
-What we learned from InDidjInUs Didgeridoo Festival in Oregon

Vegetarian food will be available for purchase.
This event is rain or shine.

Cost: $25 (cash only at the door)

Address: 102 Eagle St. #1R, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tentative Schedule:

12pm Opening didgeridoo circle
1-2:30pm Advanced rhythms with AJ Block
2:30-4:30pm Didgeridoo technique sharing circle
3pm Beginning didgeridoo class
4:30-5pm Discussion on the future of our didgeridoo community
5-6pm Open Mic/Jam

Full details at www.didgeproject.com
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The ABCs of Didgeridoo - Fall Semester 2013

The ABCs of Didgeridoo - Fall Semester 2013

Sep 22, 1:30pm - Dec 15, 3:30pm

Bryant Park
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets
New York, NY  10018 Map

Learn to Play Didgeridoo In A Group Setting In The Heart of New York City

Fall Semester 2013

Sundays, September 22 - December 15

1:30-3:30PM

Midtown Manhattan, Bryant Park Area

Welcome to The ABCs of Didgeridoo Program, specially designed to help you become a skilled didgeridoo player and attain healthy natural breathing.

This program will help you quickly learn the foundational techniques of didgeridoo playing so you can finally enjoy the lifestyle you love. It includes in-person small group training, your very own travel didgeridoo which fits in any small daypack, step-by-step practice worksheets not available elsewhere, and a rich, supportive community of people with the desire to learn to play the instrument, all designed to challenge you to believe in yourself, get you to master the technical aspects of the didgeridoo, and break through to exciting new levels of health, meditation, musicality, confidence and more. This program is led by the Director of Didge Project, AJ Block.

The ABCs of Didgeridoo is perfect if you’re someone who wants to proficiently play the didgeridoo. This program is for you if you are interested in enhancing the health of your respiratory system and breathing, learning a musical instrument and reducing stress through the meditative breathing practices. Through consistent weekly meetings over the course of Fall 2013 this program ensures your progress as a didgeridoo player.

In addition to the benefits of learning the didgeridoo, program members typically experience a positive, ripple effect of enjoying an increased abundance of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth and greater joy. The ABCs of Didgeridoo is more than just a “program,” it’s a way of believing in yourself that benefits you in many ways and is designed to help you:

-Become an adept didgeridoo player
-Strengthen your breath
-Understand the anatomy and function of the respiratory system
-Expand your lung capacity
-Understand the art of wind instrument playing
-Reduce and eliminate symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring and other respiratory conditions
-Live a stress-free life
-Explore meditation through sound

Full details and program registration can be found at didgeridooclass.com
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Central Park Didgeridoo Class and FREE Didgeridoo Meditation

Central Park Didgeridoo Class and FREE Didgeridoo Meditation

Sep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 2:00pm

OUR LAST CENTRAL PARK EVENT OF 2013!

Special Event to close our summer class series: FREE Didgeridoo Meditation (following our class) at 2pm! For those of you wanting to experience the didgeridoo vibrations while you deeply relax, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so. Plan to arrive by 1:45 to make sure you find our location. Intermediate to advanced players are invited to participate with their instruments.

Class info:
Every third Saturday of the month, May through September 2013: May 18, June 15, July 21, August 17 and September 21. Noon-2pm.

Appropriate for all levels of didgeridoo players, these workshops will cover the fundamentals of didgeridoo playing, circular breathing, rhythms and techniques to go deep into didgeridoo practice. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the didge or take your playing to the next level this is a great, affordable opportunity to do so.

LOCATION: We will meet by the Great Hill on the Upper West side of New York’s Central Park. From the 103rd St/Central Park West entrance follow the path that leads to your left. We will be there. For the precise location, see the map.

EXCHANGE: $25-40 sliding scale.

NEED A DIDGE? Please email us at info@didgeproject.com at least 24 hours in advance and we will provide a didgeridoo for you to use.

RAIN DATES are scheduled on a case by case basis. Usually we will reschedule the class for the following day (Sunday) or the next Saturday (the following weekend).

Please note down our phone number before you leave and call us if you have any issue finding us: (347) 871-3866.

Hope to see you there!

More info about the didgeridoo and community in New York at www.didgeproject.com
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The 4th Annual Prospect Park Didge Gathering (FREE)

The 4th Annual Prospect Park Didge Gathering (FREE)

Aug 31, 12:00pm - Aug 31, 6:30pm

Nethermead, Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY  11218 Map

Didge Project presents The 4th Annual
~~~PROSPECT PARK DIDGE GATHERING~~~

Saturday, August 31, 2013, noon to 6pm

LOCATION: Prospect Park's Nethermead, accesible from all park entrances

Featuring Special Guests from AUSTRALIA:
ONE TRIBE (www.onetribehealing.com.au/)

Schedule:

12-1:30 Didgeridoo Basics w/Didge Project
2-3:30 Spiritual Nature of the Didgeridoo w/One Tribe
4-5:00 Intermediate to Advanced Didgeridoo Workshop w/One Tribe
6pm Closing didgeridoo meditation


All workshops by donation


Didgeridoos will be provided for workshops. Please RSVP at info@didgeproject.com to reserve one.

Full details at www.didgeproject.com
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NY Didgeridoo Workshops October 6 and 28, November 2-4 (retreat) and 17

NY Didgeridoo Workshops October 6 and 28, November 2-4 (retreat) and 17

Oct 6, 1:00pm - Nov 17, 5:30pm

These didgeridoo workshops are being offered by members of Didge Project in the New York area during the months of October and November 2012.

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Sonic Breathwork: The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo
Sunday, October 28, 12-3 PM

A 3-hour learn to play didgeridoo workshop. Beginners 12-1:30, Advanced 1:30-3. Everyone is invited for the whole 3 hours.

Location: Golden Drum, 97 Green St. #G24, Brooklyn, NY

Register at www.goldendrum.org

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Yoga and Didgeridoo Retreat with AJ Block at Ananda Ashram
Friday Nov. 2 - Sunday Nov. 4

Join us for a weekend of didgeridoo playing, yoga and delicious vegetarian food on the beautiful land of Ananda Ashram. Through a yogic approach to the didgeridoo, each participant will develop an approach to incorporating the aboriginal dreamtime instrument into his or her life and practice. In addition to didgeridoo playing there will be a yoga class every day and a possibility to go hiking. Each night AJ will lead a didgeridoo meditation to take us into dreamtime. This retreat will serve as a guide to bringing meditative sound into your life in a grounded and connected way.

*Didgeridoos provided upon request

Location: Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY

Register at www.anandaashram.org

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Playing the Didgeridoo For Meditation and Health
Saturday, November 17, 3:30-5:30 PM

A 2 hour workshop focusing on the meditative aspects of didgeridoo playing. Bring your own didge or use one of ours.

Location: Integral Yoga Institute, NYC, 227 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Register at www.iyiny.org
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Summer Didgeridoo Workshop Series in Central Park - Part III

Summer Didgeridoo Workshop Series in Central Park - Part III

Aug 18, 1:00pm - Aug 18, 4:00pm

Its amazing to see the New York didgeridoo community growing and we've seen many new faces at our first classes on July 21 and August 4. Come join us for the third installment of our Central Park didgeridoo workshop summer series.

NEVER PLAYED BEFORE? This class is for all levels, each session custom tailored to the skill level of the group.

NEED A DIDGE? Please email info@didgeproject.com with the title "Please bring a didge for me" and the date you are coming.

LOCATION: We will meet at the Great Hill on the Upper West side of the park. From the 103rd St/Central Park West entrance follow the path that leads up the steps to your left. We will be there.

$25-40 sliding scale.

Class is scheduled for Saturday with rain date the next day (Sunday).

Can't make it but want to know about future events? Sign up for our newsletter at didgeproject.com
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Prospect Park Didge and Tribal Arts Gathering

Prospect Park Didge and Tribal Arts Gathering

Jun 16, 11:00am - Jun 16, 5:00pm

Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY  11215 Map

What will be the 3rd Annual Prospect Park Didge Gathering has now expanded to the PROSPECT PARK DIDGE AND TRIBAL ARTS GATHERING. Come picnic, participate in one of many workshops and bring your instruments for an outdoor jam.

Join the learn to play didgeridoo workshops, yoga, capoeira, drum circle facilitation and more. Didgeridoos for workshops will be provided on a first come first served basis. Full schedule and exact location to be announced.

WHAT TO BRING: water, fruit to share, instruments, sunscreen, blankets and anything for outdoor fun!

All classes have a suggested donation of $10.

Schedule:

11am-noon Yoga with Alexandra Moga

12-2pm All levels didgeridoo with AJ Block and Tyler Sussman of Didge Project (didgeridoos will be provided)
2-4pm Intermediate/Advanced didgeridoo class with Termite (Russia) focusing on contemporary styles, didgeridoo beatbox and dubstep!

1-2:15pm Capoeira I with Ralph Patete
2:30-3:45pm Capoeira II with Ralph Patete

2:30-4pm How to Facilitate a Community Drum Circle with Brian Carter of Brooklyn Drum Circles

4-5pm Kirtan led by Srikala, Denisse Jonsson and Nita Gaur Prem

5:15pm Open Mic hosted by Anne Welling and Andrew Kaen

DIRECTIONS: The Nethermead is a field right in the center of Prospect Park. We recommend taking the F-Train to 7th Ave/9th St station and walking straight into the park. Follow the footpath across the road and towards the dense forested area with the baseball fields on your right. Keep going straight through the woods and you will emerge at the Nethermead. Alternatively from anywhere in the park you can find Center Drive and walk along it until you see the grassy area.
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Learn to Play Didgeridoo with Didge Project

Learn to Play Didgeridoo with Didge Project

Apr 28, 2:00pm - Apr 28, 7:00pm

Integral Yoga Institute New York City
227 W 13th St
New York, NY  10011 Map

Practice of the didgeridoo strengthens the core, expands lung capacity, and has recently been cited as an active treatment for sleep apnea. Explore the power of vibration, and gain the basic skills necessary for embarking on the journey of didgeridoo playing. Both beginners and experienced didge players are welcome. Didgeridoos will be provided. Preregister to reserve an instrument.

$20

Register at tinyurl.com/d2m5k84

www.didgeproject.com

www.iyiny.org
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The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo (in association with LUCID)

The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo (in association with LUCID)

Mar 17, 4:00pm - Mar 17, 9:00pm

City Life Wellness
75 Frost St
Brooklyn, NY  11211 Map

The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo
with AJ Block

Practice of the didgeridoo strengthens the core, expands lung capacity, and has recently been cited as an active treatment for sleep apnea. Explore the power of vibration, and gain the basic skills necessary for embarking on the journey of didgeridoo playing. Both beginners and experienced didge players are welcome. Didgeridoos will be provided.

LUCID: Awake in the Dream is an 8-part series combining layers of sound, aroma, taste, and interaction that guide people through a spirited and high vibration experience of transformation and co-creation. Anthony Finno, the event's producer. describes the series as "a simple and intentional project that seeks to provide a new space for discovery, understanding, and community." LUCID, Part II takes place immediately following The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo on March 17. AJ Block will contribute music to the event.

$30 The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo workshop only //
$35 The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo workshop and admission to LUCID: Awake in the Dream, Part 2: Create and Inspire (www.facebook.com/events/253318988089899/)

The $35 special price for The Art of Playing the Didgeridoo and LUCID Part II is only available through preregistration. Please register at didgeproject.com or send money via paypal to info@didgeproject.com.
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Playing the Didgeridoo for Meditation and Health @ Integral Yoga Institute

Playing the Didgeridoo for Meditation and Health @ Integral Yoga Institute

Oct 24, 7:00pm - Oct 25, 12:00am

with AJ Block

Practice of the didgeridoo strengthens the core, expands lung capacity, and has recently been cited as an active treatment for sleep apnea. Explore the power of vibration, and gain the basic skills necessary for embarking on the journey of didgeridoo playing. Both beginners and experienced didge players are welcome. Didgeridoos will be provided. Pre-registration suggested.

Register at tinyurl.com/3jybglg or by phone at 212-929-0585
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Playing The Didgeridoo for Meditation and Health @ IYI

Playing The Didgeridoo for Meditation and Health @ IYI

Mar 21, 7:00pm - Mar 22, 12:00am

Practice of the didgeridoo strengthens the core, expands lung capacity, and has recently been cited as an active treatment for sleep apnea. Explore the power of vibration, and gain the basic skills necessary for embarking on the journey of didgeridoo playing. Both beginners and experienced didge players are welcome. Didgeridoos will be provided. Pre-registration suggested.

Exchange: $30

Register at tinyurl.com/4a3cl6k
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High Vibration Equinox and Full Moon Celebration

High Vibration Equinox and Full Moon Celebration

Mar 19, 7:30pm - Mar 20, 2:00am

Integral Yoga Institute, Didge Project and Unitribe Productions Present:

~ High Vibration Equinox and Full Moon Celebration ~

Join us in a musical celebration of the Spring Equinox and Full Moon. This is an incredible opportunity for us to gather as a community at the joining of these powerful astrological events. Come sing, dance, feast and soak up the good vibrations to transition into the coming season.

Featuring:

~ Dance grooves by Didge Project

~ Kirtan by SriKala

~ Live Drumming

~ Ceremony with Alokananda

~ Vegetarian feast specially prepared by Integral Yoga's beloved cook, Gosha Danilov

Event proceeds will be donated to Integral Yoga Institute’s Yoga At School program, which brings Yoga into New York’s public schools.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Advance tickets can be purchased at snipurl.com/23xz2z

www.iyiny.org
www.didgeproject.com
www.unitribeproductions.com
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