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Retreats & Celebrations

    • Sat, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Saturday, November 23

    10:00 am – 2:30 pm

    LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators — Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas — each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin — Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist, to produce Latin Alternative music.  Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical. Come learn and experience how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.

    Visit LADAMA's website for a preview!

    WORKSHOPS

    Sign-up for both sessions or just one. Register for both by November 16

    and receive a boxed lunch (vegetarian option available)

    Session I:  Building Community Through Sound, 10:00 am–Noon

    Compositional tools for all ages focusing on improvisation, body percussion, and songwriting.

    Session II:  Afro-Columbian Percussion, 1:00–2:30 pm

    Demonstrations / Class on Cumbia, Bullerengue, and Gaita Music Styles.


    • Thu, December 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Thursday, December 19
    6:30-8:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Elaine Hirschenberger

    At the peak of darkness, with the sun at its southernmost point in the Northern Hemisphere sky, we venture inward to kindle our inner fire.  Join us for this special celebration on the Winter Solstice as we honor the cycle of the seasons, reflect on our experiences of the past year, remember the precious lives of those who have moved on, and gratefully acknowledge those who have newly become a part of our lives.  We will also offer our hopes for the coming year, and prayers for peace and transformation. Includes refreshments and conversation.  

    Register by 12/18




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