Immersion with Mark Zarillo- The Music of Drums
What rhythm do you play when there’s 10 drummers in a circle? 20? 50? Well, it’s less about what you’re playing and more about what you’re hearing. This informal, yet challenging playshop is for the drum-curious as well as drummers & drumming enthusiasts with all levels of experience who are interested in expanding their musicality.
What we’ll do:
• Practice the co-disciplines of fundamental hand drumming techniques & layered listening and how to apply them in real-time
• Explore universal grooves that are commonly found across multiple cultures throughout the globe, and their importance in creating our own beats
• Deconstruct traditional ethnic rhythmic patterns, not to understand their cultural significance, but as a means to improve playing & listening skills.
To learn more about drumming, the benefits of drumming, and Mark Zarillo, go to Mark’s website www.drummingspirit.com
This event will be led by Mark Zarillo.
Mark Zarrillo is a versatile drummer, percussionist, drum circle leader and sound therapy practitioner. He holds an M.A. in Humanities from SUNY at Buffalo, has traveled to Guinea for a drumming and culture intensive, and is a trained HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator. Mark draws upon his rich knowledge of West African music and culture, as well as over forty years of drumming wisdom, when creating community and helping others express their own individual rhythmic spirit.
Mark’s most influential teachers include: George Dragone, Howard Zwickler, Charles Keil, Michael Markus, Aly Tachöl Camara, Yamoussa Camara and Alisco Diabate. Mark’s diverse performance experience includes: theatre productions, hard core punk, various rock bands, jazz standards in small groups and large orchestras, percussion ensembles, a traditional West African troupe, worship services and kirtan.
Mark has been organizing rhythm-centric events throughout Connecticut since 2005.
Some instruments will be available or you can bring your
All abilities and genders are welcome.
Ages 14 and older please.