March 5 to 7, 2021
Bring the Magic to You!
March 5 to 7, 2021, join the largest online magical conference in the world, featuring over a hundred Witches and Conjurers coming to you by livestream video from across the globe!
Tribal Drums Of The World; How To Play Them And Why
A Livestream Class with Witchdoctor Utu
Sunday, March 7 at 6:45 pm in The Sun Solarium
In this current time where pagan, African, Caribbean, Asian and European traditions blend across the spectrum of spiritual events and festivals, one thing has become a common sight and sound; the drum. Drumming as a staple among the pagan, new age and witchcraft community is a relatively newer addition to the winds upon our ears, and while the drum has always been a sacred tool of power and invocation in every part of our worlds earliest forms of religion, many people choose certain drums because they have seen others play them or have ones that don't seem to fit among the noise of the most common or in fact do not know what the particular drum they posses is traditionally designed to invoke, how to hold, play, feed it or even where in the world that particular drum comes from. For example, the most common drum seen and heard at modern festivals and gatherings is the West African djembe, which is traditionally a war drum!, and the cultures that house the djermbe also house an entire other series of drums for ritual and ceremony. How and why did he djembe arrive to be the most common drum in just about every drum circle and gathering? there were actual events and people that lead to this and you will find out how in this class.
Witchdoctor Utu is the founder of the world renown Dragon Ritual Drummers, as well as an initiated drummer in more than one African Traditional religion, all of which use different traditional drums, and he was taught the traditional drumming of the Scottish Isles and culture where he was born, raised since childhood in both Celtic and Highland drum culture. As well Utu has taught drumming since the 90s across North America.
In this class Utu will not only give a brief history of the many drums we have in our collections or considering buying, but will demonstrate how each one is played on a basic level, how to hold it, why its used, what energy you will bring forth with it and that can bee done because in his house, aka the Niagara Voodoo Shrine has just about every drum from around the world within its walls. From djembes to congas, bata drums to the British bodhadan, bongos to frame drums akin to the Native American and First Nations, all will not only be shown but how to play, hold and feed, done so with proper sound equipment and setting so you too can get a basic understanding of the drum you play and how to enhance the magic it was created to evoke. Even as a solitary practice in your home or personal temple, the tribal magic of the drum can be yours to enjoy and enter, and can raise your personal magic to another level.