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Your primal soul drum is born

Drum building course (3 day course)

A tree - A living creature - A drum
To revive a tree is something like a new birth. To build a drum for oneself is an expression of life. During this weekend we will imerge into the strength of the trees and learn about their nature. Every tree is unique and makes its own statement. The trees speak to us. During the first two days we will hollow out the tree, create the body of the drum - everyone in his/her own personal way. The third day is filled with cutting skins and stringing. In between we will play on already existing drums. You will experience, feel and play the rhythm of mother Earth.

It is the ambition of art to let us outgrow ourselves.    
based loosely on J.W.v. Goethe

The history

Since the beginning of time hollow tree trunks have been strung with animal skins.
The primal drum is among the oldest instruments and was used then as now for performing rituals
such as making music, singing, dancing, healing, meditation and trance. In short, it connects humans and brings us in line with nature
and especially ourselves.

Dates 2010:

October-Course     22., 23., 24. Okt.

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Dates 2011:

May-Course       20., 21., 22. Aug.
October-Course     21., 22., 23. Oct.

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The course costs 290,-
and includes tax, tools, workshop, complete board (all organic).
Please inform us about food intolerance with your registration!

plus material costs ca. 120,-
for wood and leather (only Demeter- or Organic quality)
Bring along: sturdy shoes (no sandals), good scissors (if you have some)

Course instructor:
Brigitte Janson


The schedule for the course is following:

Friday 14.00 -19.00
Saturday 9.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 19.00
Sunday 9.00 -12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00

max. 6 persons

I'll gladly help you with finding an accomodation.


Please send me a short notice to janson@woodcarvingmaster.eu

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Primal sould drum Brigitte Janson