PULSE DRUMMING’S First Year Anniversary Party SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2007 (11-6PM) African Drum Making / Carving Demonstrations with Christoph Quast * Native American Instrument Making Demonstrations with Gabriel & Martin * Make your own African Mask * Sidewalk Chalk Art * Refreshments * 10% off all purchases * FREE ENTERTAINMENT! (11 – 11:45am) DRUM CIRCLE – Facilitator: Kathy Padden *Bring your own instruments – chairs provided/outdoors With many years of drum circle participation and facilitation experience Kathy makes everyone feel at ease and welcomed. Bring whatever instruments you wish and get ready to have a jamming good time. (11:45-12:30pm) KONKOBA & PANZUMO Featuring Budhi Harlow – West African Rhythms, Songs & Dance Konkoba & Panzumo rock the house with their electrifying rhythms from West Africa, Cuba, and Brazil. They also provide ambient sounds with flutes, vocals, tongue drums, bougaraboo’s, Dan Mo, talking drums, and more! This diverse ensemble guarantees an unforgettable experience for any type of event. (12:30-1:15pm) DRUM CIRCLE – Facilitator: Martin Espino *Bring your own instruments – chairs provided/outdoors Martin brings together traditional drum circle fun with his energetic personality and layering of unique melodic instruments. This is a jam session, interactive performance and drum circle all rolled into one! (1:15-1:45pm) JIM CHRISTIE Get ready to rock the house with traditional drum set jamming. Jazz, blues, rock, country and more! A little something for every taste! Jim is a well know recording artist, teacher and touring band member with Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams and too many others to name. He has recorded with Sara Evans, Norah Jones, Flaco Jimenez and has played traditional drum set/percussion on soundtracks such as Crossing Jordan and the Horse Whisperer to name a few. (1:45 – 2:45pm) TINA’S PORTS OF PARADISE Tina's Ports of Paradise, led by founder Tina Vainuku, is a multi-talented, multi-cultural dance troupe. Audience members will embark on an hour long adventure to the mystical islands of the South Pacific, featuring original authentic dances and costumes of the South Sea Islands. Polynesian songs and hulas of Hawaii, the fun-filled and captivating fire knife dance of Samoa, the exciting drums and energy-filled dances of Tahiti and the Cook Islands, as well as the extraordinary Maori Haka and Poi Ball dances, and the exciting Fijian spear dance. Audience participation with every show! (2:45-3:30pm) DRUM CIRCLE – Facilitator: Dee LaBorte & Friends *Bring your own instruments – chairs provided/outdoors Dee brings music to life with her multicultural instruments and dynamic drum circle facilitation. Dee’s many talents include years as an actress on many popular Television shows, performance in many ensembles and studying with Kalani’s Circle Music maintaining a certification as a Level 2 Facilitator; The award winning "Spirit Soul”, Island Wave (w/sisters), The Rhythm Family, UCSB Mid-East Ensemble, Samba de Oura Brazilian Ensemble, Primal Chocolate, Rhythm Lovers, Lula & Afro-Brazil. Volunteer for TRAP/The Rhythmic Arts Project with Eddi Tuduri; Ojai Enrichment Center; Drum Camp Volunteer for Kalani, Member of Konkoba, Performance Ensemble and has performed at Various Community Benefit Concerts throughout Ventura, San Diego, Los Angeles & Hawaii. (3:30 – 3:45pm) NATIVE AMERICAN SHAWL DANCE Featuring Gracinha Espino Envision the grace and beauty of a butterfly gracefully floating through the sky and you will know how this dance got its name. Nicknamed the butterfly dance, this style represents the beauty and grace of new life. The dance is very upbeat, yet the dancer never seems to touch the ground. Originally a Northern Plains style, the Fancy Shawl Dance as it looks today was popularized in the 1960's and 1970's. Like their male counterparts, Female Shawl dancers use spins, intricate footwork, and make use of the ribbons and fringes on their dance clothes to emphasize a fast-paced style of dancing. (3:45-4:30pm) “THE HEART OF BAMBOO” Featuring Martin Espino and his amazing indigenous bamboo instruments. This one of a kind performance showcases the many North American instruments used by his ancestors, blended to form a very unique sound. Martin Espino provides exceptional, Innovative, and interactive percussion programs. Students play indigenous percussion instruments, representing ancient Mexico and the Americas. Martin brings a virtual museum of native instruments; the majority made by himself. Representing Yaqui (Sanora) and Tepehuano (Durango) Native Heritage (4:30-5pm) DIBO CAMARA West African Drumming Learn to play native rhythms from West Africa with Lamine Dibo Camara, Master Djembe Instructor. Nicknamed Dibo or Rhythm Devil for his incredible speed, technique, and phrasing, Lamine is a master djembe soloist from the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. He has performed and instructed throughout the world for over 25 years with top artists including National Ballet Djoliba, Les Ballets d'Afrique Noir, Lamine Conte, Jams Sylla, Jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater and is the founder of Company Fore-Fote. (5-5:15pm) KALANI – Demonstration Performance (5:15 – 6pm) DRUM CIRCLE – Facilitator: KALANI *Bring your own instruments – chairs provided/outdoors Kalani recieved his Bachelor of Music from California State University Northridge and is a certified (level III) Orff Schulwetk specialist. He has received numerous awards from DRUM! Magazine for his work as a performing artist, percussion clinician and drum circle facilitator. Kalani has performed and/or recorded with such music legends as Kenny Loggins, David Sanborn, Max Roach, Barry Manilow, Vic Damone, John Mayall, Chante Moore, Dr. John, Michael Kamen, Melissa Manchester and is the featured percussionist on the Yanni Live at the Acropolis video and CD. He is featured on recordings for Disney, Warner Brothers, Tri-Star Pictures, Paramount Studios, The Nature Company & Jim Hensen Records.