Rhythm Bones Workshop with Kafari and CRYS
doors at 3:00pm
The rhythm bones are an ancient percussion instrument played by holding two in one hand, flicking the wrist forward and backward to create sound. Whether you are brand new to this fascinating and highly addictive instrument, or an experienced player looking for new inspiration, join Portland, Maine-based teaching artist and rhythm bones player Ahmad Muhammad aka Kafari for an hour long bones gathering designed for players of all experience levels. After a brief presentation about the origins of the bones and a performance featuring Freeport/NYC-based banjoist and songwriter CRYS, workshop attendees will be guided through the basics of holding and playing the bones, will learn basic rhythmic patterns that can be employed in a jam setting, and will find strategies for creating a joyous and effective bones practice regiment.
No prior musical experience is required and bones will be provided for all workshop attendees (for the duration of the workshop).
A Sonic Visions Fund program, made possible by the Onion Foundation. For more information, check out the SPACE Reader.