African Drumming & Sound Journey with Sarah Westwood

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Langley Village Hall, Langley Road, Langley, Macclesfield

Kontaani Drumming Group are thrilled to present:-

African Drumming & Sound Journey – Listening, Playing & Dreaming

with Sarah Westwood

Come for an exciting day of drum learning & exploration, followed by a beautiful sound journey experience.

You are welcome to the whole event or any individual session.

Traditional West African Drumming 11.30am – 1.30pm We kick off the day with a full on African drumming session. Sarah is a great technician on djembe, and will take you through specific exercises to improve your technique & give you a great starting point for improvising. If you have played with Sarah before, you will know to expect lots of fun and a great challenge. For intermediate to experienced players. Some djembes available. Please say if you require one.

Drum Journey 2.15pm – 4pm “In listening deeply and connecting with the drum and each other, we can find a truly exhilarating, healing experience.” This will be a drum jam with a difference. With simple heartbeat rhythms as our basis, we will explore improvising together, creating our own sound journey from a place of deep listening, feeling & inspiration. You will find how to contribute to & let go into the group sound, until you feel a deep connection between what your hands are playing, the sounds you are hearing, and the response of your heart and spirit. Sarah uses her beautiful gongs to help take us into a creative state. And the music we make will be amazing! Open to all levels (feel free to bring shamanic drum/ shakers too)

Drum & Gong Sound Healing 4.30 – 5.30pm Now you can lie down and let the magical sounds of these instruments wash over you and take you into sublime relaxation. Sound baths are wonderful for relieving stress, anxiety, depression and physical issues - and for a deep meditation/ journey experience. Please bring a comfy mat and bedding (for underneath as well), or you can sit in a chair, and an eye pillow if you wish.

For more information on Sarah’s work:

Prices:- 1 Drumming session - £15 2 Sessions - £25 (2 drumming or 1 drumming and Gongs) Full day - £30 Just Gongs - £10

Payment - Kontaani and Kukua Drummers - Please pay Marie in advance at classes For non members please request bank details for transfer.

Places are limited and this very special event is expected to sell out so please book your places early to avoid disappointment.