Schedule

 

We are grateful to bring you a schedule that the entire family can enjoy. These workshops and performances are both fun and educational. We encourage all ages to participate and bring every member of the family. We have something for every skill level. You will not only learn about style and technique, you will learn about culture and tradition. Spend your day with the family having fun learning about the world.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the Children’s Workshop Schedule.

May 18, 2017

Thursday

9:00 pm Paralounge Sound Garden: Enjoy the quantum vibrations of gongs and singing bowls.

May 19, 2017

Friday

1:00 pm Dynamics of the Drum Circle with Clinton Tipton. Learn the basics of how to play in the drum circle. An excellent opportunity to ask questions if you are new to drum circles.

2:30 pm There Is No “One”  : Thinking in Polyrhythm with Martin “Wolf” Murphy. Polyrhythm is both HOW and WHY African rhythmic music builds community., It creates a conversation between parts, as opposed to a hierarchy. So, bring whatever Drum Circle instrument you like to play the most, because the goal of this workshop is to present the foundational concepts of transformation that take core patterns and create polyrhythm. We will begin with several foundational cadences from African tradition (Son Clave, the Tresillo and Cinquillo, and Bamboula) and learn a couple basic ideas of transformation (with fancy names like Rhythm Displacement, Beat Displacement, and Polymeter) and we will create a unique groove on the fly!

 

4:00 pm How to play the Native American style Flute with instructor Ray Wood. All skill levels welcome.

4:00 pm Drum Circle Facilitators Meeting hosted by Steven Turner. Discuss the details of drum circle facilitation as a hobby or profession.

5:00 pm Welcome Home Drum Circle : Slightly facilitated drum circle that welcomes everyone home for an amazing family re-union!

7:00 pm Paralounge “Give Away” : Pre determined winners get to claim their prize. You must purchase your admission online, prior to May 1, 2017 and your name will be added to the contest. Prize winners will be announced here on this page after May 1, 2017.

7:30 pm Hand Pan presentation: This 30 minute Handpan presentation will include a short history of this relatively new musical instrument, followed by a few compositions to show the versatility of these instruments. Handpans are both percussive as well as melodic instruments and, as such, may be used in a wide variety of musical settings. Join handpan artist John Guinta and the talented multi-instrumentalist Ken Anoff as they return to the stage at Paralounge for this unique performance.

8:00 pm Aural Alchemy : A unique rhythm and dance experience.

9:00 pm Drum Circle / Conga Corner / Didgeridoo Circle / Flute circle

10:00 pm Gypsy Dance Circle with instructor Jenenne Bottarro: Learn dance techniques and prepare for the groove in the main circle.

Saturday

May 20, 2017

9:00 am Join us for early morning Qigong (Medical exercise) to wake up your Qi (chee) and generate blood oxygen. Dr. Love will teach Waist and arms swinging to strengthen shoulders. Teacup Qigong for eye hand coordination and flying Buddha palm for mental concentration and improve heart function

10:00 am Facilitated Drum Circle with Steven Turner: Enjoy learning world rhythms at any skill level. This is an all ages workshops. We encourage all members of the family to participate.

11:00 am Traditional Balkan Dance with instructor Iba Gjilani

1:00 pm  Foundational Drumming with Ken Anoff. This workshop explores the fundamental structure of rhythm and proper practice methods. Applying these principals will allow you to build a strong and consistent technique and master new rhythms much more easily. The way you practice really does matter! Find out what, when and how to practice to make the greatest gains for the effort you put in. We’ll also discuss how to keep your passion and enthusiasm for drumming going forever!

2:30 pm Drum by Numbers! with Ken Anoff.  In this intermediate level workshop, Ken Anoff will introduce a unique method he’s created to allow you to learn intricate rhythms with ease! Based on concepts from North and South Indian drumming, participants will learn a series of exciting rhythms that flow in between and around the main beats, developing the drummers ability to go out of time while still staying in time! The concepts are sophisticated yet highly musical and very accessible thanks to a simple counting system that will allow you to feel your way through the syncopation back to the all important “One”.

 4:00 pm Children’s Drum and Dance with instructor Steven Turner. Children will enjoy learning fun rhythms as they sing and dance. Children that participate will perform on the Paralounge stage for the parents.

Performances

6:00 pm    Children’s Performance

7:00 pm      A Time to Drum

8:00 pm     Lucid Druid

9:00 pm Drum Circle / Conga Corner / Didgeridoo Circle / Flute Circle

10:00 pm Gypsy Dance Circle with instructor Jenenne Bottaro: Dancers coordinate with each other and prepare to dance in the drum circle.

Sunday

May 21, 2017

9:00 am Join us for early morning Qigong (Medical exercise) to wake up your Qi (chee) and generate blood oxygen. Dr. Love will teach Waist and arms swinging to strengthen shoulders. Teacup Qigong for eye hand coordination and flying Buddha palm for mental concentration and improve heart function

10:00 am How to play the Australian Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo. Beginner to advanced techniques.

11:00 am Rhythm Church with your host Clinton Tipton : This is a non-religious workshop that focuses the intent of the music towards healing and spiritual empowerment.

12:00 pm Hugs & kisses we wish you a safe journey home feeling refreshed, recharged and connected.


Children’s Workshops with Keiki Artist Village

The Keiki Artist Village is located in the tree line along the courtyard. Your children will enjoy arts and crafts presented by Paralounge volunteers. We are grateful for their support with children’s activities.

Friday

4:00 – African kente cloths
6:00 coloring mandalas

Saturday

11:30 – kalimbas (African thumb pianos)
1:30 tribal yarn art


This workshop requires a $75.00 fee to participate.

Each participant will start with a 8″ x 15″ ashiko shell. Together we will sand, paint, and customize their drum shell. Next, we tie-dye a goatskin which we will set and pull tight on the drums. They are ready to play once the skin is dry – art that gives back!

Please register your child by emailing staff@paralounge.net

Please sign in with Steve Turner’s booth as soon as you arrive. Steve will be working with a floating schedule to insure everyone can participate. But it is important that you sign in to get started.