Kessekes African Drumming Workshop

Kesseke Yeo drumming and story workshop will be held at our usual time at Britannia (7:30pm, Dec. 10th). If you own a hand drum, you are incourages to bring it down. And if you play a horn, you are still HIGHLY encouraged to come. The basic plan is:

  1. Kesseke tells us the story of the djembe
  2. Kesseke couple basic West Afica drum patterns and breaks
  3. We all pick up our horn’s(if you’re a horn play) and work one of Kesseke’s beats on to one of our pieces: possible tunes are Afro Blue, Scrachy Poco, Swayze the Cat

Kesseke’s link, with bio and videos:
https://sites.google.com/site/kissofafrica/
Warmly, Tim Sars

Workshop with Brad Muirhead, Monday January 23d

Hello every one, I’m very excited to remind every body of our first guest workshop facilatator of the year, Brad Muirhead. While he will be bringing his own agenda, a couple tunes to have prepared for him are:

1. Bella Ciao, Millipede, Yeep!, Elsa’s Strut

2. New tunes! Cascade (please practice), and Drummer Girlz

3. Revisit: 6135, Work Song, Yarrr… tiz a waltz

Warmly,
Tim

ps- please check out my new video, and pass it along. I’m longing for internet fame;) http://vimeo.com/35226012

Community Support

James Griffiths, OAOS president and Alex McKechnie. Britannia musical director 
photo by Dave (devo) Faber 
The Board of Directors of the Open Air Orchestra Society, on behalf of The Carnival Band,  authorized a donation to Britannia Secondary High School Band Program.
The donation will help with the travel costs of taking the senior band to Cuba.

Parade of Lost Souls 2007

James Loewen has just posted a video of the 2007 Parade Of Lost Souls on YouTube.
TCB is featured along with Sambata and the sundry ghouls, ghosts, goblins and geeks who took over the Drive.

Thank you James

Musical Greetings …

… from Jesse in Turkey.

Jesse is currently in Macedonia after visiting Bulgaria and is on his way to Albania and then Italy. He is slowly wending his way, by bike, to Spain.
Follow Jesse’s journey on his blog.

Ghost Train

Please check out the excellent images from the Circus of Disaster taken by Mike Antares (formerly from Austin, TX, now living in Seattle, WA)


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Sadie and John Cl
See the rest of Mike’s images here
Thanks Mike