The drum is a sacred tool that has been used by many cultures from around the world to connect us to our heart, the earth, the cosmos, and spirit. It is considered to be a medicine in itself which has the ability to help us heal ourselves and others by bringing the body and spirit into its natural rhythm. The beat of the drum has the power to bring people into deep states of meditation and is used often in shamanic journey work.
During the course of this ceremony you will create your own drum from start to finish. Through focused intention and prayer we will paint our frames and tie our drums. We will share songs and learn how to use and take care of the drum during the course of this gathering. At the end you will have a beautiful instrument that will be a companion on your spiritual path for years to come.
This workshop will be lead by Matt Canale, founder of Blue Deer Drums, and members of the Golden Drum community. Participants can choose between 16 or 18 inch maple drum frames and select from Deer, Buffalo or Elk skin.
Registration and Payment of $300 is due by October 7.
***Please Bring a Vegetarian Dish to share for our lunch break and plenty of snacks to keep you satisfied throughout the day.
Matt is the founder of Blue Deer Drums. He has been a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. Maestro Manuel is a recognized Taino Elder, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. It is with the blessing of Maestro Manuel that he created Blue Deer Drums. Matt is a founding member of Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a founding member of Dream Seed, a sound healing ensemble that uses instruments and music from sacred traditions to create a space for deep meditation, relaxation, and self reflection. He is also a carrier of the water drum, a sacred ceremonial instrument, which was passed to him by Maestro Manuel.