ALMA Drums – A Community Drumming Circle is returning the studio of Still Waters Yoga, Sunday, December 9th, 2007, from noon till 1:30pm. The drum circle will take place in the studio of Still Waters Yoga, located in the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd, in Monclova Ohio (www.stillwatersyoga.com). ALMA Drums is open to musicians of all ages, with no experience necessary. A $5 donation is requested.
Why a drum circle? A drum circle is about making music, experiencing music, listening to others, listening to yourself, working with new people, validating creativity and having FUN! No experience is necessary and all are welcome. We have some instruments to share, but welcome any instruments you care to bring.
ALMA Drum & Dance will be seen at the end of the month of December in performance at the Toledo Museum of Art, as part of the annual “Winter Legacies” series. The performance will feature a set of traditional West African drum and dance, and will take place Sunday, December 30th , 3:30pm. ALMA’s performance will be preceded by a dance performance by Middle Eastern dance troupe Leyla & Lapis Lazuli. The afternoon’s performances will also feature collaborative pieces featuring members of both groups drumming and dancing. These concerts take place in the museum’s Great Gallery and are both free and open to the public.
ALMA Drum & Dance is a group of professional musicians and dancers bonded in the study and performance of traditional West African drum & dance, as well as, modern dance, and most recently, Middle Eastern drum and dance styles. ALMA performs regularly for the public, offers classes in West African drumming & dancing for young people and adults, provides workshops to a wide variety of local groups, runs afterschool dance programs, presents education programs as a part of the Arts in Education Project of Toledo Public Schools, and collaborates regularly with other artists in multi-arts events happening in Toledo, Bowling Green and Detroit.
- ALMA Drum & Dance | Toledo, OH