Showing posts from February, 2020

Tues, Feb 25, 6 pm: Let the Good Times Roll

Mardi Gras Parade | February 25 | 5 pm | 19th St to New Parish RSVP to the FB Event Boomshake is honored to join MJ's Brass Boppers and other groups in a Mardi Gras Parade next Tuesday. This will be our 4th year supporting this beautiful celebration of New Orleans culture and tradition, led by MJ, a native New  Orleanian and snare drummer.  Call time is 5 pm. The short parade will start at 6 pm at 19th St and Rashida Muhammed Path, and end on San Pablo Ave at New Parish.  Let us know if you're coming and if you need a drum, by emailing Children and youth are welcome with their adult (no drop-offs). We'd love to have an intergenerational group! The point person for the march will be RayRay (pronouns they/them) - you can reach them at ‪(510) 214-3809 Email Boomshake to let us know you're coming and if you need a drum

Drumluck: A Community Gathering Celebrating our Cultural Heritage

Sunday, March 22, 2019 11 AM – 1:30 PM Humanist Hall 390 27th St, Oakland RSVP  Join BoomShake for a free intergenerational celebration of music, games & food from our community. Hosted and facilitated by participants from various BoomShake program classes, family, friends and community will sing, chant, move, drum, and eat together guided by stories of our dreams, ancestral traditions, and childhood memories. Bring a dish to share that reflects or reinterprets your ancestors' food, and bring instruments if you have them! Be ready to make rhythm and move in celebration. BoomShake 2020 Theme This year we’ll follow the journey of our ancestral foods to the makings of our current food systems. We will stir, stew, and serve, through song, stories and ceremony, our discovery of food: as a pathway to tracing ancestral memory; food, as an ingredient for familial connections and cultural identity; food as a weapon of colonization, genocide, and rac