A symbol of good luck in the home, snakes also represent renewal and evolution
Now is a great time to tend your drums, and get them into playing shape! Perhaps, like the snake, it is time to shed and start with a fresh skin. Renew your energy by drumming this year, and be part of the ever-evolving (and revolving) dialogue of hand drumming.
In honor of the Cosmic Serpent, February will be a month of focus at DrumFace. Make your appointment with the Drum Doctor (773) 772-4778 by completing the form, below.
We offer services in re-heading for natural skin drums of almost every type. Interested in learning to do it yourself? That can be arranged!
Our 2013 Funding campaign for Chicago Aissawa is nearly over; thank you to everyone who pledged support! There are still a few days left to donate: www.indiegogo.com/chicagoaissawa For as little as $5 you will receive shouts of love from happy Aissawis, all the way from Morocco. Be sure to visit the campaign page to hear more about why we are going… and when you hear music of snake charmers on the streets of Chicago, know it’s partially thanks to you. Missed it? Send via PayPal to Info -at- DrumFaceChicago -dotcom. Label it “Morocco 2013”
February 2013 Calendar of Events
Middle-Eastern Drum Happy Hour
Wednesday February 6th, 7-8pm First Wednesday of the month* at DrumFace is Darbooka Hour. Get on over here and play that drum. *no session 3/2013; next meetup will be April 3
Clay Play Continues
Tuesdays February 5, 12, 19 & 26th Open clay-studio at DrumFace: make whatever your heart desires! RSVP required.
Chinese New Year Celebration at Chicago Tai Chi Center
Saturday February 9th Providing serpentine sounds of the flute and drum for the Year of the Snake, Quentin and Heather play between 8-9pm. The event is a benefit for Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Questions please call 773-396-2653 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tai Chi Center of Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood #201.
Chicago Aissawa at Congress Theater
Sunday February 10th Ma-rock out with Chicago Aissawa at the Winter Indoor Logan Square Farmers Market, between 11am-2pm. This is a free show, and a great community event! We’re going to warm things up with a little “Morocco in Chicago” -See you there. Congress Theater, 2315 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
Wednesday Dec. 19th 7:30-10pm Interested in caves or caving? Want to find out what’s up with the bats? Network with other cavers, learn new skills, discuss past and future trips. Just for fun, no club affiliation required. Repeats every-other month on the third Wednesday at DrumFace.
Aissawa Kbir & Veggie Potluck
Thursday February 28th, 7:30-10pm Bring a dish to share, and join in a round of North African-style polyrhythm with Chicago Aissawa at DrumFace! *next Aissawa Kbir will be April 25th
…next up, Morocco!
We’ll be updating frequently in March, as we host the 2013 Rhythm Immersion retreat. Enjoy!Snake-charmers in Marrakesh (page from Heather’s Scrapbook, 2006) DrumFace studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave. in Chicago, IL 60647 (773)772-4778 info@DrumFaceChicago.com