Immerse yourself in this form of moving, musical exploration. Develop your awareness and deepen your understanding of rhythm in its many forms. You don’t need to play an instrument. People from all paths come together to transform their relationship to music, to each other, and to life. Bring your curiosity!
In a two-hour rhythm circle, we vocalize, step, and clap simultaneously. Gently held and supported by the group, we weave different rhythms on several levels. Our experience of repeatedly falling into chaos and then re-emerging into a higher level of organization leads us to an awareness not only of music, but also of learning and life. It’s an opportunity for us –together– to explore the power of rhythm to instruct, challenge, and heal.
Wear comfortable clothes and an open mind. Yoga mats are available for your use.
Deborah Masterson, a certified advanced TaKeTiNa rhythm teacher, began to train with the founders, Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler in 1998 and continues to do so. Her fascination with the mystery and power of rhythm was ignited when, in 1988, she attended a Samulnori (Korean folk drumming) concert. For many years, she concentrated on Korean percussion and dance, both in Honolulu and in Korea. More recently, her explorations have included West African dundun, Cuban and Congolese congas, dumbek, and frame drum.
Rhythm circles are based on the TaKeTiNa method for rhythm education and therapy. In 2008, Deborah and her mainland partner, Zorina Wolf (the interviewee) prepared this video to help answer the question: What is TaKeTiNa?
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahoa HI, 96778
Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.