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Body Drum and Chant – Festival or Event Workshop

You began your journey as a natural drum when your mother’s heart beat hit your body in the womb, causing you to vibrate in rhythm. Her heart-time connected your senses, from your soul, through every cell of your body past your ears to your skin.

“Body-Drum and Chant” opens another road on your journey, to explore your birth-right as a natural-drummer. Starting with “clapping, slapping, clicking and stomping”, then adding “call and response” chants from Africa, Cuba and the Pacific, you are promised an Earth-Tribe connection that will transport you, if you let it!

Suitable for beginners to advanced, you can choose your level as you go, push your co-ordination, or simply allow it all just to happen!

45 - 120 mins in duration

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Cyndi and the Drums (CatDs) play all original eclectic fusion music, referencing a mix of world music styles, including Folkloric Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, African Hi-life, Drum n Bass, Jungle, Hip-hop, reggae, and pop. In 2017, Cyndi Tan, Dominic Kirk and Vincent Sebastion – studied in Havana Cuba with world renowned percussionists including Changuito and Lucumi. The triple threat not only bring ancient and complex poly-rhythm to the stage, they also hold space for deep spiritual rite of passage to occur. Cyndi is a highly aspirational drummer and empath, able to channel surprising energy as she plays and sings. Dominic was the winner of the Havana Percussion Festival Competition in 2013, and an ordained "Babalawo", priest in Santeria, the spiritual practise that survived the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Vincent is currently writing a PhD on the "Technology of rhythmic vibration and it's effect on Spirituality". Cyndi and the Drums explore both ancient and digital drumming, with ‘Bata’ drums (Cuban folkloric ceremonial drums used for Santeria) to electronic drums. Straddling spirit world with Yoruban beats, Celtic-guitars, and afro-chant fused with electronic beats, Afro-Jazz, drum'n'bass, reggae and spoken word, in a truly original, eclectic fusion.