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Monk Drums

BY JOHN LAWEKA
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

John Laweka presents the work of Monk Drums, drums locally crafted by the hands of the desert dwelling monks of Chaparral, NM.

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Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert

BY DAVID MORRISON
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.

As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.

The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."

David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Monk Drums”

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Architect, Small Collective in Adelaide
Kathy Monk
Video/Media Production, Brave New Pictures, Inc. in Chicago
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Sarah Monk
Surveyor, LSH in Southampton
Greg Monk
Student, The Weald School in Billingshurst

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Milwaukee
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San Jose, CA @ Sonoma Chicken Coop
Feb 23, 2010

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Winnipeg
Nov 10, 2011

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Kuala Lumpur @ KL Live
Jun 15, 2013

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Austin @ Austin Beer Works
Jun 17, 2015

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Champaign-Urbana @ The Virginia Theatre
Feb 06, 2016

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Sheffield @ Yellow Arch Studios
Mar 10, 2016

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San Antonio @ Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Aug 23, 2016

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Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
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Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Oct 03, 2017

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How to find your own rhythm

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Speaker Denys Vasyliev, leader of BarabanZA (a musical club) and guide in bureau of author's excursions, presents on how to find your own rhytm with ethnic drums. His main idea – everything in a Universe has its own rhythm. With music you can find your own and change your life for good.

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Snare Drums and the 10,000 Hour Rule

BY YOSHIHARU SEMACHI
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

Yoshiharu Semachi introduced the 10,000 hour rule and his dedication to the snare drum.

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Sabores de El Clavo

BY JUAN CARLOS SOUKI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 20, 2010

Juan Carlos Souki nos cuenta sobre su proyecto y sueño con el grupo musical de tambores de El Clavo, con la cantante Betsayda Machado. 

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Drumming the World

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2016

Denys Vasyliev is a famous musician. Drums are his passion. His story is about his experience to discover other cultures via drums. He is travelling during the world and learning different drums. For him drums are the key for culture and rhythm is a way to understand all Universes. 

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Hand Drumming Is Fun and Good for You

BY ANNALEA VERCHINSKY
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Annalea Verchinsky talks about the benefits of hand drumming, which range from pure enjoyment to helping with relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.

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Taut - alive sound experiment

BY INGRID PLUM
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

A classiclaly trained singer, with a five octave range (!), as well as being an artist, Ingrid Plum shares a new sound experiment live within the PechaKucha format.  

A native of Denmark, she has made her home in Brighton England, but travels worldwide collaborating, researching and installing artwork.

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White Mystery On Tour

BY ALEX WHITE
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Red headed rockers, White Mystery, preview their upcoming tour.

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That Amazing Place

BY BRYN DAVIES
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Bryn Davies explores love, life, hatred, age, memories, music, nature and silence in a live poetic performance accompanied by drums, in That Amazing Place.

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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4

As we posted earlier this week, the next PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana (Vol. 5) is happening this Saturday (March 5), but today we take a look at last year's PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 4, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp, with photos by Chris Perardi. The Champaign-Urbana Design Org partnered with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for PKN C-U Vol. 4. Held in July 2010 at Krannert's outdoor Amphitheatre, DJ Mertz kicked off the show by spinning on the terrace to over 400 people, and the irresistible and scandalous Andy Warfel emceed once again! Jeff Mellander, Building Restoration With a passion for finding underused historic buildings and reviving them, Jeff talked about the redevelopment of old cottages in Saugatuck, Michigan, an historic logging community on Lake Michigan where artists have congregated for over 125 years. Laura Hayden, Trials and Tribulations of an Urbana Slumlord A self-described "plant nerd, web nerd, and slumlord," Laura came to Champaign-Urbana after completing degrees at SIU-C and U of I in environmental sciences. She came here to visit—and has no regrets about staying. Stewart Dickson, MakerSpace Urbana As a programmer of three-dimensional computer-generated imagery, animation and digital cinema, Steward discussed MakerSpace Urbana, an open community lab where people of diverse backgrounds can learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, and create a blend of arts, humanities, science, and technology. Hector Mandel, The Sky is the Studio Hector specializes in digital images captured while falling at 120 miles per hour under serious time contraints. With 1,152 skydives logged over the past 22 years, he has been simultaneously taking pictures for eight of them. Will Leinweber, merge.fm Co-founder of merge.fm, a local startup that lets musicians share their creative process with their fans, Will recently got a master's in bioengineering from U of I— and stuck around Champaign to get merge.fm off the ground. He's working on becoming a coffee snob, but, he says, it's tough work. Deke Weaver, Elephant, a Performance An award-winning writer-performer-media artist, Deke was the senior animator for the Showtime Networks and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. Peter Exley, PKN Chicago Organizer and President of Architecture Is Fun Peter Exley is the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago. He has a new driver’s license which says he is 5’10” and 140lbs. Like most things issued by the State of Illinois, that’s a crock of sh*t. Matt Childress, Funstainable Transportation Matt says, "Just like the funny little mice of Pinky and the Brain, I work on a funny little computer, drive a funny little car and have accumulated quite a few funny friends—many of us with grand delusions of making over our world. It is happening." Rose Morefield, Making Wild, Wearable Thoughts a Reality Sewing since age 12, sculpting fabric for over 14 years, and collaborating with designers, performers, and artists, Rose is a costume technician with a flair for creating piece that redefine and extend the human form. David Monk, Preserving Prairie Where There Is None Known in the Champaign-Urbana community as the "Prairie Monk," David is dedicated to reserving, restoring, and interpreting the natural and cultural landscape of east central Illinois. Nan Goggin, What Inspires Design An artist, designer, professor, wife, and mom (whew!), Nan Goggin is the tireless director of the University of Illinois' School of Art and Design. She discussed the many elements around us that constantly serve to inspire, enliven, and guide our creativity. Joanne Manaster, My Little Black Book of Scientists I Love Joanne teaches upper-level science lab classes at the U of I. On her website, Joanne Loves Science.com, she presents science in whimsical and unexpected, yet meaningful, ways. For her presentation, she played a time-traveling beauty who can visit any scientist she desires, describing them in her "little black book." Michael Morgan, Designing Your Life Poised, graceful, elegant, and smooth. Michael is none of these. But he IS very passionate about music, design, family, friends and humor. He discussed integrating them together for a fulfilling life. Gimme 5! Join us for PKN C-U Vol. 5 this Saturday, March 5, at Canopy Club!

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PKN Quito Vol. 4

Here are a few photos to share from last month's PechaKucha Night in Quito Vol. 4, with lots more to see in this online gallery. Also, a short report from organizer Francisco Mejia:Well, it was a blast. We had great presentations, from street art, experimental music to drums manufacturing. We where able to receive at the door enough educational materials to help Cecilia Rivadeneira Foundation (works with kids with Cancer and their families).

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Real Japanese Gardens

Jenny Schröder had a comfortable life working for a global IT firm in London, but cast it all to the wind after a brief trip to Japan. In today's issue of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) Jenny tells us how she journeyed to Saitama (the prefecture along Tokyo's northern border) to study the art of garden design, and fell into a well of knowledge deeper than she had expected. Schröder came to understand the design elements -- the balance of moss, rock, sand; the way Japanese architecture served as a frame for the garden space. She discovered the cultural/historical elements as well: the practice of Sadō (ritual tea-making and imbibing) is often performed with a garden as foreground or background, and Kamakura/Muromachi Era garden designer and Rinzai Zen Monk Musō Soseki's environments can be experienced throughout Japan to this day.  She's compiled much of her knowledge on her website (JapaneseGardens.jp) and continues to update regularly. If you've ever longed to breathe in the smell of greenery and tea whilst gazing upon the juxtaposition of nature, Schröder's database is a great place to begin. 

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Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk

Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk, considering and performing music as a life adventure. The sound of the band is created with a virtuosic domra (Russian folk string instrument), emotional rhythm section and original sound effects. Yagoda Galo style is a mix of fancy tunes, expression, lyric and dance energy. Presenter: Nick Vymorkov   The band unites original and professional musicians: Nick Vymorkov - voice, acoustic guitarVera Larushina - domraSlava Pronin - bass, sound processorsOleg Chaikovsky - drumsArtur Rozhkov – percussion synthesizers, samplers In 2008 Yagoda Galo was nominated for an award of a significant international ethno-music festival Sayan Ring in Siberia. The committee of the festival includes representatives of Russia, Tuva, Khakassia and Yakutia, famous musicians and producers. Since then the band takes part in many different events in Russia – from small regional festivals to the largest Russian independent music festival Empty Hills. Since 2009 Yagoda Galo has realized an amazing DREAMBOAT TOUR – a tour through the country by car. The band covered in total more than 100000 km (twice the length of the Earth equator, about 1/4 of distance from the Earth to the Moon), performing in most of regional capitals in North-West and Central part of Russia, and to the Ural mountains. On the basis of the received concert experience and communication with musicians with different national background the band Yagoda Galo got an idea to prepare a concert program, representing Arkhangelsk regional culture and creating an image of the White Sea and the Russian North. As a result, in 2010-2012 Yagoda Galo recorded an album, named POLAR– a vivid compilation of originally arranged traditional and author’s songs. The band plans to publish and make a presentation of the album POLAR in spring 2013. Web-page: http://vk.com/halo_berryMail: galo.borey@yandex.ruPhone: 8 911 571 63 19 (Ilya – administrator)8 909 550 91 77 (Nick - musician)

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Watch PechaKucha Volume 30

  PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL.30 NOVEMBER 20th VOGUE THEATRE • 918 GRANVILLE STREET  You can now watch the PechaKucha Night Vancouver Volume 30 presentations below!        Speakers:J. B. MacKinnon, Author Watch Presentation Zoe Pawlak, Artist Watch PresentationLyndon Cormack, Co-Founder Herschel Supply Co. Watch PresentationAlexandra T. Greenhill, Co-Founder / CEO My Best Helper Watch PresentationPaul Dincer, Founder and Chocolatier Koko Monk Chocolates by Levni Watch PresentationAlicia Medina Laddaga, Founder and Director LOHA Vancouver Watch PresentationJonathan Tippett, Artist and Engineer Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot Watch PresentationLeah Costello, Chief Ideas Curator Bon Mot Book Club Watch PresentationWes Regan , Executive Director Hastings Crossing BIA Watch PresentationSarah Dickinson, Director, THNK Watch PresentationDavid Gunawan, Head Chef and Owner of Farmer's Apprentice Watch Presentation