Explore rhythms, songs, chants and concepts from West
Africa, Central Africa, Brazil the Caribbean and more!
Ages 17 and up.
About Jim Donovan:
As a founding member of the multi-platinum band
Rusted Root, Jim Donovan has helped millions of people
all over the globe to dance, sweat, and smile since
1990. Rusted Root has made countless trips around
North America, where they shared the stage with rock
& roll legends such as Santana, Page and Plant, Sting,
Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful
Dead and many others.
As a solo artist, Donovan has released 5 highly
acclaimed solo CD's as well as 4 instructional
drumming CD's. His newest releases include Drum the
Ecstatic International, The Yoga of Drum and Chant,
and an instructional DVD called Rhythmic Foundation:
Interactive African Drumming For Everyone.
Fulfilling his desire to share the power of rhythm
first hand, Donovan teaches a series of educational
drumming workshop programs across the US and Europe
universities, festivals, schools, corporations, and
specialty venues. He is also a full time instructor
of music at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA
and is the director of the Saint Francis University
World Drumming Ensemble.
Donovan is a featured monthly columnist in Drum!
Magazine and was nominated for Best Rock Pop
Percussionist’ in Drum! Magazine's Readers poll.
Jim Donovan's Rhythm Renewal : Drumming Workshop
An Interactive, Transformational Drumming Experience
Explore rhythms, songs, chants and concepts from
Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and more!
Beginners welcome. Drums provided. Get your groove
Become immersed in a full afternoon of drumming
ecstasy with internationally acclaimed
teacher/multi-platinum recording artist Jim Donovan.
This highly charged event is intended to give you
personal growth tools to last a lifetime. In this
program Jim guides you through a series of steps
designed to help you learn more about yourself through
the ancient art of hand drumming. In addition to
drumming, The Rhythm Renewal focuses on helping you to
build purpose and connection with others, deepen
listening skills, explore ways to enhance creativity
and develop new strategies for stress reduction.
Experience for yourself this groundbreaking program
which is helping multitudes of
people find new approaches for personal success
through the power of group hand-drumming. You'll also
you can discover new, profoundly effective ways to
achieve mental clarity, ultra-relaxation, total
presence and harmony.
Jim´s relaxed and humor infused style of teaching
is non-intimidating and all-inclusive. Drums are
provided or you may bring your own. No experience
required. This is completely hands-on /interactive
During the Experience you will:
Develop a stronger rhythmic foundation as you learn
Feel purpose and connection as you play music in an
energized group setting
Deeply explore rhythms from around the world
Learn to express your creativity through music
Sharpen listening skills and dexterity
Learn how to create your own rhythms and solos
Leave feeling enlivened and focused