April 2nd, starting at 1pm, oneVillage
Foundation and their "Unity Drum"
OWB event series will present an exciting
entry called "Mindful Drumming",
this coinciding with a drumming workshop
being held at the Attitudinal Healing
Center in Oakland, California (for
more on this center, and to register
for the workshop from 1-4pm, see www.ahc-oakland.org).
Please bring a drum!
Artists Kokomon and
Aeeshah Clottey, from Ghana, will
be demonstrating that--through the
way of the drum--one can experience
happiness and peace. Drumming evokes
the true essence of love and brings
families and communities together.
Drumming can help us to explore the
ancient wisdom of the twin realities
of rhythm and sound, to heal broken
hearts, and transform lives.
Kokomon is also the
author of "Mindful Drumming:
Ancient Healing for Unleashing the
Human Spirit and Building Community".
He and Aeeshah do many workshops,
among them "Community Drumming:
Ushering in Peace" , which celebrates
the wisdom of our innate connection
with the arts and to one another.
Through "Deep Listening"--the
art of being present in the now--which
is an important component of Mindful
Drumming, doors will open to healing
relationships, building community,
and to fostering a wiser stewardship
of the Earth.
They are co-authors
of "Beyond Fear: Twelve Spiritual
Keys to Racial Healing," and
contributors to a new book edited
by Marianne Williamson entitled "Imagine".
Aeeshah and Kokomon are founders and
leaders of the Attitudinal Healing
Connection (AHC) in Oakland, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the eradication
of fear and violence in America. AHC
also supports the positive development
of children and youth via an award-winning
arts and literacy program called ArtEsteem.
They have established an AHC branch
in Ghana recently.
Kokomon was born
to the Ga-Adagbe tribe in Accra, the
capital of Ghana in West Africa. The
Ga society is rich with ancient codes
of conduct, deep spiritual beliefs,
and awesome rituals of power. Kokomon
is an interpreter of this indigenous
African tribe's wisdom and rituals.
He is a storyteller, record producer,
author, and teacher. He has produced
two CDs, "Love is the Answer"
and "Mystic Vision", and
co-produced "The Journey".
He contributed to "Imagine What
America Could be in the Twenty-First
Century: Visions of a Better Future
from Leading American Thinkers",
and is a visiting professor at the
University of Creation Spirituality
in Oakland, California.
the Unity Drum Event page...
the Kokomon Clottey page...