Wow, Yesterdays Djembe drumming with Chris Berry was great fun and going hard out for the dancers was even better. A lot of fun was had by everyone. It will be a real fun night tonight and I am really looking forward to it. Now if only my hands will stop hurting :)
I think I have not sang so much in ages and definitely not in a group like this before. At 6pm we all started a journey that will culminate in a grand finale of Mbira, Marimba, Dance and Drum on the Sunday night. This night was for the singing and sing we did. A beautiful melody with the Mbira playing along that just captivated all of us and took us to a hypnotic and mystical place, that seemed to open all our hearts. Sunday night is looking to be amazing!
Sunday at 7pm, Free entry or Koha to those who can afford it at the Westley Church on Taranaki.
My name is Simon Elwell and I have been part of the Community Music Junction Djembe classes at a student and now a teacher for over 10 years. I am enthusiastic intermediate Djembe player who loves sharing anything I know about this subject.