Synchrony, sustaining a rhythm together, group music making... fosters pro-social commitment, communion, caring for each other, supporting each other, and bonding among diverse groups of people. (I encourage you to watch Mathew Marsolek's TedX talk below for a brief introduction.)
My enjoyment of building community was expanded and enriched in 1997 when I first discovered polyrhythmic drumming with Matthew and the Drum Brothers at Feathered Pipe Ranch. This path took me to drum and dance retreats, workshops and classes with the Drum Brothers, Babtunde Olatunji, Abdul Dumbia, Joh Camara, Youssouf Koumbasa and others. Perhaps the most powerful and rewarding experiences were several summers at the Boulder River Rhythm Retreat.
A place to decant my brain, to capture inspiration and share fresh insights. [Posts from 2015 onward]