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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

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Djembe Building Workshop In Macon

There's nothing like owning your own handmade djembe!  Join us on March 25th from 10:30 to 6:00 at Fresh Produce Music Hall in Macon, Georgia to put the finishing touches on your very own handmade djembe in a drum making workshop with William Rodriguez of Archaic Roots. Rodriguez, a shamanic drummer and instrument builder based in Lakemont Georgia, regularly leads workshops to teach participants how to put the head on the djembe.  While he usually works in north Georgia, he's bringing this unique chance to Macon on March 25th. Handmade djembe embody the spirit of the tree that the shell...

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Taking Bold Steps Forward

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Boldly stepping forward to meet a greater self.  That is the mission.  Liam Avanti Culture Supplies (LACS) steps forward each day to add rhythm and beauty to the world by sharing the healing music of the djembe.  LACS sources handmade African djembe, and provides candles, African soaps and other authentic hand-crafted goods.  Organic, hand-crafted goods keep us connected to mother earth and to the artists who create them.  LACS aims to facilitate connections for as many people as possible.  Djembe Djembe are not only beautiful but they hold a special place in the history of Africa and the peoples of Africa. The drums are...

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The Voice of Djembe

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The Voice of Djembe

I'll never forget the first time I joined a djembe drum circle.  I could barely hold the drum, much less hold a rhythm but somehow I found myself sitting in a circle of well-polished djembe players on the beach of Sado Island. Yup - an island off the coast of Japan, not Africa, mind you. Most of the people in the circle were smiling and visibly excited.  Others tapped in and held musical space with stoic face. Me? At first, I tick-tacked along, trying not to mess anyone up with my two left hands. But soon, the voices of the djembe were all I could hear....

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