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Sunday, July 12, 2009


Summer classes are drawing to a close and I am going to be traveling a bit the last two weeks in July and also the last ten days in August! I look forward to returning to the regular six week class sessions in the Fall and hope to see your smiling faces again in September ( along with a lot of new ones!). It has been another amazing year of teaching and I believe my trip to Guinea in West Africa in January to study again with Mamady Keita will be an experience that will deepen and enrich my teaching and drumming skills for ever more. Getting to experience Africa first hand and learn this music and the traditions while actually feeling, breathing, smelling, touching and tasting this rich and beautiful culture, was a powerful experience for me and I will be forever grateful for all that I learned. I am excited about teaching you all much more of what I learned in Guinea in the Fall and I thank-you each of you for your dedication and commitment as students of the drum this last year. Thank-you for supporting me as a teacher and thank-you so much for your continued support of DRUMZ during this challenging economic time! Shopping locally in these times is more important to small Austin businesses than ever before. I will be teaching several workshops during the remainder of the summer here at DRUMZ, including an Intermediate/Beyond Beginner Djundun workshop on July 22, a Wednesday evening from 7-9pm and also a Beginner's Discovering the Magic Workshop from 7-9pm on Friday evening July 24th. Please call DRUMZ to register for either of these or for more information, or check out "Workshops" on the website! Also check in with for updates.
May all of our rhythms be in celebration of diversity, may all of our rhythms be bridges to understanding, and may all of our rhythms be instruments of peace, of healing, of joy, and of hope! Axe Axe
In love and gratitude,