Mirai Daiko, Denver’s Premier Women’s Taiko Drumming ensemble is in concert August 7, at the Curious Theater just off the Arts Mall in Downtown Denver. This will be an exciting performance of traditional and original Taiko drumming by a phenomenal gorup of women artists.
The “Grandmothers of the Drum” series continues with a biography of Linda Thomas Jones, conga player, Orisha Musician, and writer of children’s music and books. Look for posts Wednesday July 21, 2010. See you then. In the mean time, check out the Drum Woman, Linda Thomas Jones and her work with autistic children!
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I know that that there is a level of drumming to which master drummers aspire. That deep inner level of drumming that can heal or kill with a touch. Few will talk about it. One of mine slipped once and spoke of the energy that travels through the head into the bowels and opens the third eye so one can see the lines that run the body. The Spirit of Music mounts the Horse, takes over the hands and drums one’s body. Broken meridians are rebuilt, tone by tone, slap by slap. Healing occurs. They covet the knowledge that heals. They covet What Edwina Tyler does naturally; by default. “Drumming in Jesus”, she calls it; that tapping of the womb’s secrets that allows the medicine to pass and manifest.