- November 1, 2013
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Don't miss Glen's weekend workshop on Drumming, Overtone Singing, and Mind-Body Synchronization!
Two masterful world music innovators collaborate on old and new music for Medieval Strings and Frame Drums
Glen and Shira will explore their musical kinship as they enliven Old Europe masterpieces and traditional music from Bulgaria, Spain and the Arab world. Both musicians share a love of diverse world music and have invested careers in creating organic groove oriented music which proclaims its uniqueness while infused with awe at the rhythms and melodies of our planet.
They will perform selections from their recent recordings, along with improvisations culled from the ancestral sound-breath memory we all share. Welcome to our world of Overtones, Vielle, Rebec, Medieval Harp, Tar, Bodhran, Gaval, Riq Strumsticks, Buzz Sticks and Sruti Boxes.
Glen Velez, a four-time Grammy Award recipient, has played a seminal role over the last 25 years by introducing the frame drum to modern audiences. He has taught extensively worldwide, investigating the healing properties of drumming and sound. As a master teacher, he has developed his own approach called The Handance Method, incorporating voice and body movement into learning to play the frame drum. His most recent recording is Rhythms of the Chakras, Volume 2. Please visit: www.glenvelez.com www.myspace.com/glenvelez
Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen has spent much of her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music of all kinds. A member for many years of the early music Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, storyteller/harpist Patrick Ball, singers Anne Azema, Azam Ali, and Joanna Newsom, the Balkan group Kitka, fiddler Kaila Flexer, Anonymous IV, the King's Noyse, the Newberry and Folger Consorts, The Compass of the Rose, the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals, and is the founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips. She has worked with students in many different settings, among them teaching summer music workshops in the woods, coaching students of early music in such schools as Yale University, Case Western, the University of Oregon at Eugene, and working at specialized seminars at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy and the Scuola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
Friday, December 5, 2014
CIIS Main Building
$20/$25 at the door
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This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the