Saturday, October 6, 2007

I was one of the 420 African Burial Ground Drummers last night in a dedication ceremony (that continues today!) of the Memorial Dedication of the AFrican Burial Ground National Monument.

Did You Know? New York's African Burial Ground is the final resting place of approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans. Dating from the late 17th century. It has been called one of the most important archaeological finds of our time. African Burial Ground National Monument National Park Service African Burial Ground Monument Foundation

hope to have a link to some pictures soon - joni

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

special guest this Saturday Oct 6 -last OUTDOOR DC

see, drumming page for location details....we will have a special guest Steve Fong and his giant marimba, joining us for this last outdoor Drum Circle of 2007. Bring a folding chair and a warm sweater!

Monday, July 30, 2007

JAMTOWN JOHN hosting our DC on Sunday Aug 12 from 7-9 PM!!

don't miss this!

John is one of Joni's longtime Drum Circle colleagues and mentors, also trained by Arthur Hull. He has a very cool fair trade instrument business and will be in town at the JAvits Ctr GIFT SHOW. We are very lucky to have him as guest facilitator this time! He is a pro! visit his website:
here he is (pink shirt) at Bumpershoot "Rhythm Equator" in 2002, one of our events in Seattle, when I lived there. check out the huge drums in background - I got to play those!! - joni click on pic for larger (very) size

Saturday, June 30, 2007

joniwellness Drum Circle blog

NEXT DATE: Saturday, July 7 from 5-7 PM - see website for details

I have been facilitating Drum Circles for the past few years. see webpage on my website for details. This was one of our first gatherings - a good turnout for a rainy, stormy day (we were dry under the gazebo). Last month in june 2007, was our biggest group to date - the gazebo was packed! Thanks all, for turning out for my 50th birthday celebration! (please send pics if you have any!)

pictured are: bottom foreground Dana McCurdy, my current co-facilitator, standing: my niece Jazmin Zikri (now 14 and almost my height), me, a very good djembe player and teacher from NYC, and seated: Phillipe