The holiday can bring lots of joy, neurosis, community and loneliness.
BoomShake is ALL IN on the joy and community part, with a full
commitment to being financially accessible. We're forging participation
and collaborations with various groups who are also working in this
realm. From our Youth-led workshops at the OPC Music Fest on December 5
to our upcoming Family Jam on November 15th. All of which we ARE REALLY
EXCITED ABOUT! Especially since they are either free, donation-based or
Holiday Season also brings gift buying, and you know what makes an awesome gift? BoomShake Drum Workshops Gift Certificates!!
Send these to the out-of-town friend, the errant Godparents, the
overbearing Grandparent, and the clueless cousin. Make 2016 a year of
loud, community and movement. With prices at various levels, there's
something for everyone
FALL FAMILY JAM & DRUMMING: NOV 15
Join BoomShake and Rice and Beans Coop Preschool for some major booming
and shaking to ward off the cold season. Let's see how many languages,
songs, bangs, shakes and wiggles we can fit in one big room. We will
start out with Family Music and dance, and end with some Street drumming
for kids & adults.
Sharing our cultures through: Songs in different languages | Dancing |
Playground Games | Sing-a-longs | Booty Shaking | Hanging with Friends |
Baby (0-5years) & Family Music: 10:00am-10:45am
Kids (6+) & Adult Drumming: 10:45-11:45am
Bring a healthy breakfast/brunch item to share. Bring instruments, costumes and any props you wish.
Come two, come all!
Intercultural Family Jam @ East Side
Sunday November 15th
La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe
2289 International Blvd, Oakland
$$ Pay what you can*
*Proceeds Benefit the Rice & Beans Coop Preschool
TYKE TUNES FOR LGBTQ FAMILY: NOV 7
your kids (0-5yrs) and your dancing shoes: Nkei Oruche will lead the
group in movement and play. Dances, music, songs, and stories will draw
from various cultures and in diverse languages relevant to the families
Healthy snacks provided.
1st Saturdays: 11/7, 12/5
Time: 3-4:30pm Location: Trybe (formerly Lotus Bloom), 2008 Park Blvd., Oakland
WOMEN'S ROCK CAMP : NOV 8
that Girls Rock Camp existed when you were a kid? It's not too late!
Women's Rock Camp Sampler is a 1-day musical adventure for women ages 19
and up. WRC is a women-centered space that is welcoming to the
participation of all trans and non-binary folks.
Campers participate in empowering workshops, attend instrument lessons,
form bands, write a song together, and perform at an open mic at the end
of the day.
Workshops led by BoomShake: Global Street Drum Workshops, Girl Army Self-Defense Collective and Annah Anti-Palindrome!
Space is limited, so apply ASAP.
Play On! OPC Youth Music Fest: DEC 5
Play On! OPC Youth Music Fest is a celebration of the work of OPC
students, alumni, and their peers, who include some of Oakland's
outstanding young musicians. The festival will showcase the youth in
PERFORMANCES and WORKSHOPS! OPC invites the community to enjoy a day of
CULTURE, MUSIC, AND COMMUNITY-BUILDING!
This line-up is terrific! Here's a chance to check out some of the East Bay's most advanced young musicians.
1. The newly formed OPC-SFJAZZ Music Academy Ensemble
2. Oaktown Jazz Workshops
3. E.W. Wainwright and the African Roots of Jazz Academy
4. Los Cenzontles Youth Ensemble
5. The Great Wall Youth Orchestra of Laney College
6. Boomshake will hold down some workshop space for the younger folk.
7. The Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble and Alumni
8. ZimFuse Marimba
Delicious bites and drinks will be provided.
WHEN: Saturday December 5, 2016
WHERE: First Unitarian Church of Oakland - 685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Even though the event is FREE, a TICKET is required to ATTEND!
BOOMSHAKE DRUMLUCK: DEC 13
adult and elementary school classes are going to get on the streets
with the drums and end with a party at Solespace. Follow the music!!
Sunday December 13th
1714 Telegraph Ave. Oakland
Street drumming and potluck party (line-up/schedule more details to unfold)
This is a potluck so please bring a healthy and nutritious dish to share