- February 4-5, 2017
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Hotel Whitcomb (1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103) and CIIS Campus (1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Since ancient times the frame drum has played an important role in ritual and healing. This workshop offers the experience of the pulsing of the drum with the rhythm of your own voice in a percussive language inspired by Konnakol, or South Indian rhythm singing. Immerse yourself in this experience while calling for guidance and support from ancient drummers, using your honest endeavors to create a resonant body-voice-drum sound temple.
This workshop explores simple movement, rhythmic breathing, and the tones of the frame drum to strengthen the connections among body, voice, and drum, as well as to experience the joy of being alive. Participants use active listening, synchronized pulsing, overtone singing, and call and response to generate unity of purpose within themselves and the group. People of all frame drum experience levels are welcome.
***This workshop will be held at TWO different locations. The Saturday class will be held at Hotel Whitcomb (1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103) and the Sunday class will be held at CIIS Campus (1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103)***
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.