I hope that you are well and that your transition from mid-summer to late-summer has been good. We got to spend a lot of time this summer in the mountains and are just starting to get into the full-day Kindergarten routine. I got to go to my first soccer practice as a father a couple days ago. It’s a whole new era.
I am so excited about Glen and Loire coming to Paonia. I pick them up at the airport today. Arlyn wanted me to send out the following note. Some of you might have seen it on facebook already, but I’m sure that some of you haven’t.
As the first concert in the 2019-2020 World Music in Paradise Series we have Glen Velez and Loire Cotler for a workshop and performance this weekend. Concert is on Sat. September 7th and workshops on Sun. the 8th. Tickets are available at the Paradise, the Cirque, and Brown Paper Tickets online. Workshop reservations by replying to this email or 872-4238.
Right about 20 years ago, I took some drum classes with the internationally renowned percussionist and frame drum expert, Glen Velez. He introduced me to the simple single headed frame drum as well as many different ways of playing it, which in essence, helped spearhead my musical direction, from that point, into the future. I dedicated a lot of my time over the next 10-15 years studying and practicing different frame drums from around the world. I found a lot of other teachers besides Glen to help me learn as much as I could. Most of the frame drum teachers I found were also students of Glen’s. Not only has Glen reinvented the ways of modern frame drumming, but he is also an amazing educator. His wife, Loire Cotler, is also an other worldly vocalist and a great teacher.
I am extremely honored not only to have Glen and Loire here in Poania next weekend to present a concert and two very accessible workshops at the Paradise Theatre, but I am also very excited to get the opportunity to sit-in and play with them for a few songs at their concert here with Dylan Fixmer on bass and mandolin. Jeannette Carey, Beth Quist and Jeff Skeels will sit-in and sing with us for a piece as well. Glen’s work has been such a musical inspiration and influence on me throughout the years, so I am extremely glad to be able to share his music with you and the Western Slope community.
I hope you have a great day,
World Music in Paradise 2019 – 2020 Season
SAT, SEPT 7, 2019 Glen Velez & Loire Cotler online tickets
Grammy-winning, iconic world music drummer Glen Velez and acclaimed rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler will share an exhilarating concert exploring the astonishing power of voice as a rhythm instrument and a mystical symphony produced from a single-headed drum.
all shows 7:30pm at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia
tickets – $20 advance, $25 day of show, $15 students
215 Grand Ave. 970-527-6661
Series Producer & Artistic Director David Alderdice
MON, SEPT 23, 2019 Kardemimmit online tickets
Mesmerizing vocal harmonies from four Finnish women along with their national instruments, the 15 and 38 stringed kantele, will transport you to a different time and place.
WORKSHOPS & MORE
register for workshops by replying to this email or contact: info (at) embodyingrhythm.com
HAND DRUMMING with GLEN VELEZ
SUNDAY, SEPT 8: 10:00 – 11:30am ($30)*
RHYTHMIC VOCALIZATIONS with LOIRE COTLER
SUNDAY, SEPT 8: Noon – 1:30pm ($30)*
WOMEN’S DRUMMING with ARLYN ALDERDICE
SUNDAY, SEPT 22, 2019: 10:00 – 11:30am ($20)**
MEN’S DRUMMING with DAVID ALDERDICE
SUNDAY, SEPT 22, 2019: Noon – 1:30 ($20)**
RHYTHM STUDY GROUP with DAVID & ARLYN
SUNDAY, OCT 6, 2019: 10:30 – Noon (mixed gender) ($20)**
*register for both workshops ($50)
**register for three workshops ($50)
more information: embodyingrhythm.com/worldmusic