The Night Eagle Cafe
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200 State Street Binghamton, NY (607) 217-7334

Jim Donovan

 Explore rhythms, songs, chants and concepts from West Africa, Central Africa, Brazil the Caribbean and more! Ages 17 and up.
Drums provided.

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 at 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 on. 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 program. During the Experience you will: Develop a stronger rhythmic foundation as you learn about yourself 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