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The Healing Drum:By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall- Music and Healing Join us as we honor the life of Gill Scott Heron and feature a worldwide best selling book based on a"collaboration of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds.This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music.In this time of rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review)."Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka(Bamana)tribe,Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives,and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration,herbal medicine,dance,trance initiation and death,in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances,harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds.Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African diaspora and other communities of the world.A word about the Global"DAY OF THE DRUM"(JULY 3RD,4TH AND 5TH)COME "SHAKE THE WORLD"! We are encouraging established and young choreographers,dancers and movers to create works to.complement the Drum.DRUMMERS, DANCERS and SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS come take part in making history on this glorious global day of celebration!For more information please go to Facebook and search for name(IYPAD)
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