Mountain Spirit will be hosting a beginning drumming program in Jamaica at Treasure Beach from February 7th-11th at the Calabash Lodge. The program will be taught by well-known drummer & teacher Bob Bloom.
Says Bloom,” This program is based in an oral tradition method of teaching music. this workshop conveys basic skills to play hand drums from the cone family: djembe, ashiko,and conga. You’ll take home ways to create rhythms that you can enjoy playing to the catchy beats of rock & roll, funk, boogie, swing, African, and folk songs.”
Bloom’s certification as a Master Teaching Artist was awarded by The Connecticut Commission on the Arts in 1997. He is chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of
The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world. For over a decade, Bob performed as a member of Dr. Babatunde Olatunji’s troupe
“Drums of Passion”, and as a faculty assistant to Olatunji for his “Language of the Drums” courses at The Omega Institute.
Mountain Spirit Institute board member Cindy Heath and author Henry Homeyer will host/facilitate the program. Participants will stay at the Calabash House Lodge and the group size will be kept small.
MSI is also practicing sustainable and responsible tourism by offering discounts for local residents of Jamaica who would like to attend the program. Also a portion of the program tuition will go to local schools in Jamaica to benefit the students there.If you are interested in joining us, please visit our website and contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-763-2668.