Pulse of Positive Drumabout Tour 2019-2020

Let’s book an event when I’m in your area!

September: MontanaOctober: Colorado & New Mexico

November: ArizonaDecember: Brazil

Mid-January & February: ArizonaMarch: California

April thru August: Pacific NW


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December 2018

Arizona, then San Diego

December 12, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Looking forward to seeing my San Diego friends!

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Drumming in the Light Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
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I'll be supporting Christine Stevens in her 8th Annual Drumming In the Light Winter Solstice Celebration. Featuring guest artists Mark Lamson - Afro-Cuban drum and chant, Frank Lazarro - Middle Eastern drum and dance, Windwalker Dorn - Native American flute and drum, and Aaron Gannon - monochord sound healing. Family-friendly.  DRUMS PROVIDED or bring your own percussion rattles, drums, etc. SOLD OUT last year with 170 people, so get your tickets early. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drumming-in-the-light-winter-solstice-community-ceremony-tickets-52621519381 $20 pre-sale $25 at door LIVE STREAMED…

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Desert Solstice Retreat

December 24, 2018 - December 27, 2018

My near-annual return to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

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Drumabout in Southern California

December 28, 2018 - January 9, 2019

SoCal friends, let's stir up something special! What can I help with? What kind of rhythm happening is ready to bubble up? Let's get together and play!

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January 2019

Honoring the Sea – A New Year’s Day Community Ceremony

January 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Moonlight Beach Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

Start your year with rhythm, blessings, and intention-setting in this seaside ceremony led by Christine Stevens. We will be meeting at the fire pit. Wear white and blue. Flowers provided or bring your own offering to the ocean. Contact info@ubdrumcircles.com with questions.

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Play for Possibilities Drum Circle w/ Jim Boneau – Seattle, Jan. 3

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Lake City Journey Christian Church, 1933 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125 United States

I won't be in town for this, but I heartily recommend this event led by my dear friend Jim Boneau.  Jim approaches rhythm and drumming from a Big Picture perspective like I do.  He's a master at facilitating both beautiful music, and meaning-making discovery. There’s no better time to go to a drum circle than January 3rd…. Why? • You made a new year’s resolution to do something different. • You made a new year’s resolution that you’ve already broken,…

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Huntington Beach Drum Circle

January 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Huntington Beach Pier CA United States

Join Kerry Shakerman and me at the Sunday afternoon drum circle at the Huntington Beach pier.  This circle happens every Sunday, and Shakerman is there more often than not!

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Santa Cruz

January 10 - January 15

Visit Arthur, Diana, and Cameron (a stop on the way).  Attend Mary Knysh's workshop with Zorina!

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Music, Rhythm & Movement with Mary Knysh

January 12 @ 9:30 am - January 13 @ 5:30 pm PST

I'm excited to attend the Music, Rhythm & Movement workshop, led by the amazing Mary Knysh!  I know I'll build my confidence and toolbox for adding vocals and movement to my programs, and I'll watch master facilitation in action! http://www.rhythmicconnections.com/uploads/2/6/6/5/26658788/mrmflyer1.19.pdf

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Facilitators’ Rhythm & Potluck Party

January 19 @ 6:00 pm PST
John Fitzgerald’s studio Culver City, CA

John Fitzgerald is generously hosting a Rhythm & Potluck party for Los Angeles area drum circle facilitators. Contact John or me for more details.

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NAMM Drum Circle with Arthur Hull and friends

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

Drum Circle Facilitators gather at the big NAMM convention in Anaheim to check out the latest instruments and talk shop.  The highlight is the early-evening drum circle on Friday afternoon, led by Arthur Hull.  Every year, that circle rocks!

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February 2019

Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Annual Conference

February 22 - February 24

I will be attending and hopefully presenting at the 2019 DCFG Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is where DCFs gather to push the edge of understanding and skill with this art, both individually and collectively.  This year's theme is "Nurturing the Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Rhythm."  It's a great place to meet amazing people and expand your view of what is possible with this work!

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March 2019

Music Medicine with Christine Stevens

March 21 - March 24

I will be assisting Christine Stevens, author of the groundbreaking book, Music Medicine , in this nurturing, challenging, and enlightening professional training retreat at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Combining ancient indigenous wisdom with modern science, Christine has designed an experience that empowers us deeply and holistically through the 4-part path of music medicine: Rhythm for the Body Melody for the Heart Harmony for the Soul Silence for the Mind

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April 2019

Rhythm, Melody & Texture • First Thursday Drum Jam

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Lake City Journey Christian Church, 1933 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125 United States
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I'm happy to host the April First Thursday Jam, the monthly drum jam sponsored by the Seattle World Percussion Society. This month, we'll create a lush range of sounds and textures from a wide variety of drums, percussion, melodic, and harmonic instruments. Aaaaah! We'll add sonic layers to a platform of juicy drumming, inviting new combinations and improvisations. Bring your special percussion and softer drums, as well as handpans, flutes, mbiras, didges, xylophones, gongs, bowls, etc. This is an evening…

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Seattle World Rhythm Festival April 20, 2019

April 20
Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

All the best of Seattle's musical Rite of Spring returns to Seattle Center in a concentrated 1-day version.  In fact, I am the lead organizer this year, helping SWPS. the sponsoring organization, transition to new leadership.  Come drum, dance, listen and learn in dozens of workshops and performances!

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4th Asian Rhythm Facilitators Conference & Pre-conference

April 24 - April 26

I am honored to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Asian Rhythm Facilitators Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 3 - 5, 2019.  Facilitators with all kinds of sub-specialties will gather to inspire and learn from each other.  My talk, "The Rhythm of Energy Art," will explore what it means to be an "Energy Artist," and how that shows up in the musical experiences we co-create with participants.

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Drumabout and Touring in SE Asia and Japan

April 24 - May 13

After the 4th Asian Rhythm Facilitators Conference, I'll do a little touring in Thailand and Cambodia with friends, then visit drumming buddies in Japan on the way back to Seattle.

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May 2019

Rhythm Tent at NW Folklife Festival

May 25 - May 27

Everyone is welcome to come drum at the Rhythm Tent at Seattle's fabulous Northwest Folklife Festival, Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center.  Join in hourly drum circles and drumming workshops led by a variety of facilitators and teachers.  I will be on the host team, and will facilitate a couple of circles.

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August 2019

* CANCELLED * PULSE of POSITIVE – Whidbey Island

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
WA United States

Relax • Center • Express PULSE OF POSITIVE: Relax into Rhythm Join us for an uplifting evening of music and community in an experiential journey of relaxation, inspiration, and feeling good. Pulse of Positive is a flowing mix of sound healing and drum circle, guided meditation and musical magic. You'll experience joyful music, easy movement, inspiring talk, and meaningful reflection that will leave you both relaxed and revitalized.

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September 2019

Pulse of Positive Living – Celebrating Women Retreat

September 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
Boulder Hot Springs Boulder, MT United States

Pulse of Positive Living: Relax, Express, Let It Flow Step into an exquisite musical journey of relaxation, inspiration, expression, and feeling good. This experience of joyful music, easy movement, inspiring talk, and meaningful reflection will leave you both relaxed and revitalized in all 4 realms — Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. Along the way, you’ll discover principles of rhythm that can help you create more of what you want in your life. You'll gain specific, simple practices that can help…

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