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USA/Oakland: Unity Drum Stages "Peace and Healing" Event

On 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 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.

See the Unity Drum Event page...

See the Kokomon Clottey page...



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