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Our Hearts are Broken

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 Beloved family, friends and community: With heavy hearts, we share that our eternally courageous leader, musical maverick, and forever loved family member Monica Hastings-Smith, aka Moclearly, aka Teacher Aunty Monica has now become a divine ancestor. We are bereft of words to express the shock, pain, and deep sadness we feel. Our organization will be taking a break to mourn this time, and we will keep you updated with ways that will be be celebrating her life and honoring the huge legacy she left.

Summer 2021 Outdoor Community Cajón for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks!

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Join the BoomShake community for some rhythm, song, healing, and community-building in the sun this summer. Pedro Rosales will facilitate weekly workshops drawing on Afro-Peruvian traditions, including cajon technique and vocals. REGISTER HERE! Holding values of social justice and creative expression, this class is open to all levels of player from never-drummed to proficient drummer. We aim to create a welcoming space where Black, Indigenous and People of Color Womxn, trans and gender non-conforming people can be loud, active, and inspiring participants of culture while building friendships and support systems for the movement. This is a community class that's open to families with youth age 6+ and adults. All youth need to have an adult stay with them the whole time - no dropoffs. Bring your own cajon, congas, maracas, or cowbell, or use our instruments. Also bring your own hearing protection - we get loud! Saturdays, 6/5/21-8/7/21, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Open to adults and children 6+

Community Drumming for Us! Youth, Adult & Families

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March 27 -May 15 2021 Join us for an All Ages-All Level Youth, Adult & Families Community Drumming series. We'll meet up outside and drum together, led by our amazing BoomShake cultural artists & facilitators. BLACK, INDIGENOUS, POC, QUEER & TRANS FOLKS TO THE FRONT Saturdays 2-3:30pm March 27 -May 15 2021 Location Shared upon Registration REGISTER MORE INFO It's been a loooooooong year, but there are some signs of hope on the horizon. Let's reconnect safely and start healing with our sacred music medicine! BoomShake cultural leaders Monica Hastings-Smith and Pedro Rosales will facilitate weekly community drumming, play/movement and song. Holding values of social justice, creative expression and skill-building, this workshop is open to all levels of player from never-drummed to proficient drummer. We aim to create a welcoming space where Womxn, trans and gender non-conforming people can be loud, active, and inspiring participants of culture while building fr

11/23-12/4: Online Intro to Afro-Peruvian Cajón for Womxn/Trans/GNC Folks with Pedro Rosales