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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 11:11 am

CA World Fest in Grass Valley

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From July 11 – 14 I’ll be at WorldFest in Grass Valley CA

Friday July 12th I will present my Rhythm Revival workshop at 3pm on the Evergreen Stage.  Friday and Saturday late night I’ll be assisting the Community Drum Circle.   I’ll also be part of the Parade.

Here’s a sketch of my workshop – bring instruments:

Rhythm Revival is a fun and informative class for anyone interested in sound, rhythm, music and their beneficial effects. We’ll experience and discuss how rhythm attracts, entrains, calms, inspires and heals us. We will speak rhythm and learn body drumming patterns that will expand your sense of time, test your perception, and challenge your awareness. We will also play some quiet improvisational music – bring drums and percussion. Rhythm Revival connects Body, Speech and Mind through the spirit of music, developing coordination, focus and teamwork.

More details at Worldfest.net


Thursday, July 4, 2019, 3:00 pm

Free Drum Circle July 4 in Sebastopol


Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:00 am

Summer Solstice at Osmosis in Freestone

On Thursday June 20th, at 8am, I’ll accompany singers Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur (former members of Copper Wimmin), at a Solstice gathering at Osmosis in Freestone, CA. Please note the event is at 8 AM in the morning.


Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm

Equinox Ecstatic Dance Ritual

I’ll play music with my friend Steven for another of our wonderful events marking the cross quarters of the year.

 


Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 pm

Afro Brazilian Dance class with Marta Santos

On Saturday Feb 23 I’ll play percussion and lead the band for a Brazilian Dance class with Marta from Bahia Brazil, as part of Tone Fitness day of African and Brazilian Classes in Santa Rosa CA. You can get the details here: http://www.cdonorthbay.com/


Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

Phil Lawrence and the I Believers

On Friday the 22 I’ll play cajon, cymbals, conga, bongo and percussion with Phil Lawrence and the I-Believers at Credo High School, 1300 N Valley House Drive in Rohnert Park CA

Here is a link to the music on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDm-9A48-wU&list=PLcf28iCu1F9m6bYQLRQdLidDfX9BYUwGg&index=1


Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Sacred Sound Lab and Sonic Sanctuary

 

an eight week class with Kim A and friends
Wed Evenings 7 to 9PM Feb, Mar and  April 2019
Sebastopol Location  Fee: $200 or $30 drop in
email Kim@pulsewave.com to register

Join us for experience and discussion of the tools, techniques, art, spirit and science of sound healing.  Hands On!

Each session will begin with with toning and improvisational singing and end with a group healing.

At each session I will give a presentation and initiate discussion on topics in the emerging field of sound work, including science, art, spirit and ethics.

In the second half, you will have guidance in playing instruments from my vast collection, including:

metal and crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, kalimbas, tuning forks, small drums, metal and wood tongue drums, hand pan, ethnic string instruments: tambora, gobichand and berimbau, many kinds flutes, conch shell horns, animal horns, digeridoo, wind wands, udu drums, shakers, scratchers, shruti box, harmonium, electric keyboard, tabla drums, shacapas, damaru.

Week one: Mystical Sound

What is Nada Brahma and the inner sound? Experience sonic and silent mediations. Mantra What is sound and how does it affect the human organism. What is noise? What is music? Self tuning thru the experience of vocal toning, pitch matching and rhythm matching. Tune your perception. What is the Music of the Spheres and how does it relate to our work?


Week two: Our Senses and Perception

How does our sense of hearing work? What are the limits to what we can hear?
other theories: Zuccarelli Holophonics/ Human physiology: development of the senses of a fetus, the sense of pressure, the piezoelectric effect, biophotons, stress, bone conduction,
Relationship of polymeter and harmony. The continuum of pulsation and pitch. How do other creatures hear?


Week three: The Science of Vibration.

what are waves? Rope waves, spherical waves What is frequency, how is it measured? What are “Hertz”. What is pitch?
What is time and how does it fit into the equation. Cycles per second vs Beats per minute. Our perception of the spectrum of Sound vs Spectrum of EM radiation What is the relationship between sound and light? Similarities and differences.


Week four: The basics of Music and Harmonious sound.

Music – tuning, temperment, and scales. How many divisions to an octave? 432A vs 440A vs 528C (444 A)
What are intervals? How do we use them? Harmonic, melodic What are harmonics? find the harmonics on various instruments. Overtone singing, resonance of the body and head. Consonance and Dissonance in our experience and throughout history. How are they used in Sound Work? What are these names: Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do, ABCDEFG sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa


Week five: Sound Healing Why does sound healing work? How does it work?

Why does sound healing work? How does it work? What can it do, what can it not do? What is Cymatics ( show video)
How does consciousness interact with sound? Mood, emotions, mind, and sensation. Conscious, Subconscious. Define Consciousness. The Elements: E W A F S the nature of each, current theories of the aether. How do they relate to sound and body? What sounds evoke each element?


Week six: The Vibrating Human

How do humans vibrationally relate to their environment? What is Rhythmic Entrainment? What is Brain Wave entrainment? How does it relate to resonance, harmony and coherence? How do Drum Circle, and Kirtan relate to this work?


Week seven: How do instruments work

Winds, strings, drums, idiophones. Making simple instruments, straw flutes, blowing bottles, straw reeds, diddly bow. What is resonance?


Week eight: Styles of Sound Work, Vibrational Medicine and Ethics

SonoTherapy, Music Therapy, Sound Healing, Sound Journey. Use of the word Therapy. Leaders and Authors in the field : Johnathan Goldman, Jill Purce, Tom Kenyon, Dr Jeffery Thompson, Mitchel Gaynor, Joshua Leeds, Sylvia Nakash The Globe Institute. Sonic and PEMF healing devices: Heart Math, Bemer, Scenner, Theta Wave entrainment CD ( I will bring all of these to class.)


I am inspired to offer this class based on my years of study of sound and music.  In 2006, 2007, 2008, I accompanied singers and dancers and presented my rhythm work at the International Sound Healing Conference in Santa Fe NM, where I was able to study with the top teachers and practitioners in the field of Sound Healing. I hosted World Sound Healing Day (Feb 14) in Sebastopol several years in a row.

email Kim@pulsewave.com to register or call 707 889 4949

 

Feb 20th 27th,  Mar 6th 13th 20th 27th April 3rd 10th


Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:30 pm

I’ll be providing soundscape for this amazing three night event, in conjunction with Hari’s longtime collaborator Gordon Pugh.  I’ll play tabla, hand pan, musical bow, flutes and many other sounds to enhance your experience of the story.


Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ritual SoundScape


Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Pan Gaia in Petaluma

Fire Victims Healing Concert & Benefit
Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA
7:00 – 9:00pm | $15 donation at the door

PanGaia is honored to be part of this special event in association with Petaluma Arts Center’s new exhibit focused on Sonoma Wildfires remembrance and renewal.

Acknowledging the grief that still lives in our community after the tragic October 2017 fires, PanGaia will create a container to allow these emotions to be honored in this collective space. Through poetry, sound healing and audience participation, PanGaia will create the opportunity for this grief to be a catalyst for deeper community connection.

The performance features bilingual spoken word poet Joaquin Lopez, invoking Earth – reconnecting us with our origins; René Jenkins, masterful sound healer and indigenous instrumentalist; singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Tami Gosnell; with renowned musician and drum circle facilitator, Kim Atkinson, weaving his Pulsewave percussion style.

for more information: VibeTherapy.org     PanGaiaMusic.com


Monday March 5, 2012 7 to 8:30 PM Sebastopol CA
Kim and friends will accompany Tika Morgan in a Brazilian Dance Workshop at the Dhyana Center Lofts 186 North Main St, ste 250. $15-$20 sliding scale.

Brazilian Dance with Tika weaves seamlessly through some of Brazil “s most loved cultural dances, from the sacred to the celebratory, with movements of the African Brazilian traditions, Folcl “rico, Samba and more. Class opens with an introduction to the Silvestre Dance Technique, develops body skills, musicality and features isolations, core work, movement across the floor and choreography in front of the mirror. Open Level – No shoes. For more information and pre registration, please call Kim at 707 823 8885, or send your fee to tikamorgandance@gmail.com via PayPal.com – click “send money ” on the front page.


Saturday March 3, 2012 7:30 PM Sonoma CA
Kim will play gongset, bass kalimba, framedrums, chimes, berimbau and more at the Ancestral Sound Journey Concert at Yoga Community

577 5th Street West, (707) 935-8600.

I’ll collaborate with Rene Jenkins, Ian Dogole, and Janay Cipriani who will play ancient Peruvian wind and percussion instruments, hang, udu and more. Ticket information here Limited seating, buy your ticket in advance. $22 in advance, $25 at the door.

Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 9PM Rutherford CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit with the Sambaxe’ dancers will entertain at a private Leap Day party at a winery in the Napa Valley. To have us at your party, please contact Kim

Saturday Feb 25, 2012 12-2 PM Willits CA

Kim will offer a drumming workshop at the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E. Commercial St, next to the Noyo Theater. Fee for this workshop is $25. To register call Lil at 707 459 4932.


Friday Feb 24, 2012 7-9 PM Willits CA

Kim will conduct the Willits Community Drum Circle at the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E. Commercial St, next to the Noyo Theater. There is $12 requested donation for this event. This DrumCircle is a PLAY BY HEART event and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. The only requirement is listening! Please bring all manner of drums and percussion, gongs, and didge. I read the group, conduct non-verbally and use games, signals and humor to help us reach our highest potential. I like to create conversations in the rhythm and feature the experienced players, while supporting the basic groove. Please bring bass drums, and I’ll bring a few extras too.


Thusday Feb 23, 2012 7PM Sebastopol
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will accompany Lis Addison at her Catalyst Dance event at the Masonic Hall, 373 N Main St.

Saturday Feb 11, 2012 7:30 PM Sebastopol CA
Kim will play gongset, bass kalimba, framedrums, chimes, berimbau and more at the Ancestral Sound Journey Concert at Devi Yoga Center, 7151 Wilton Ave. I’ll collaborate with Rene Jenkins, Ian Dogole, and Janay Cipriani who will play ancient Peruvian wind and percussion instruments, hang, udu and more. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Limited seating, buy your ticket in advance.

Saturday Jan 28, 2012 4 PM-5PM Petaluma CA
Kim will conduct a FREE community drum circle at the Grand Opening Party of the SunflowerCenter1435 N.McDowell in Petaluma. This is beautiful space and the new home of Lydia’s Lovin Foods Resturant. Other free events all day till 11PM.

Saturday November 19, 2011 Mill Valley CA
Kim, Rene Jenkins, Ian Dogle and Janay Cipriani will create the Ancestral Sound Journey concert with Ancient and Contemporary Instruments. I’ll play gong set, bass kalimba, framdrums, chimes, and other percussion.

Friday November 4, 2011 8 PM Berkeley CA
Kim will play percussion with Ena Vie at Rudramandir.

Sunday October 30, 2011 5:30 PM Santa Rosa CA
Kim will play bowls, small gongs, chimes and frame drums with Michaela McGivern in a Sound Healing event for the Ceres Project.

Wednesday October 12, 2011 Sebastopol
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle for a group of hospice workers on retreat.
Contact me for more information on how I can serve you and your group.

Saturday September 24, 2011 Santa Rosa CA
Kim will facilitate drumming at a 50th birthday party in Santa Rosa.
Contact me about your party and how I can help you celebrate and entertain your guests. I can provide music in many genres, styles and size of group, with or without audience participation.

Monday September 19, 2011 Mountain View CA
Kim will facititate drumming for a focus group at a large and wellknown Software company, using drum ensemble music as a metaphor for superior functioning and team work in small groups.
Contact me to discuss your project.

Sunday September 11, 2011 5:30 PM Sebastopol CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle at the dedication of the Sebastopol Peace Garden, as part of Mr. Music’s Art of Peace Day. This is a free, family event.

Saturday September 10, 2011, Napa CA
Kim will facilitate drumming for a group of men on retreat at Enchanted Hills, above Napa.
Contact me about your event and how I can help you create unity with your guests.

Saturday September 3, 2011, 7PM Santa Rosa CA Rumi’s Caravan
– Bringing a precious cargo of poetry in the ecstatic tradition.
Kim plays world percussion with harpist Chris Caswell and vilolinist Cindy Albers, as we accompany poets for the annual Rumi’s Caravan. This magical evening features the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke, Kabir and others. This is our first time in Santa Rosa at the Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Ave.

August 28 – September 3th 2011
Kim will accompany master dance teachers at the annual California Brazil Camp in Cazadero CA. This is a tremendous gathering of dancers, singers, and musicians and a great party!
For more information visit: www.Calbrazilcamp.com

August 26 – 28 2011 Lake Concow CA
Kim will sit in with several different musicians and bands as well as creating a Samba Reggae band and teaching an Embody Rhythm class at the In the Light Festival, near Paradise CA.

Saturday August 20, 2011 Oakland CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will play selections from “Grooves to Live In” at an outdoor wedding celebration for the daughter of one our members.


Saturday August 13, 2011 Healdsburg CA
Kim will play drumset and pandeiro with Maria Jameau and Blue Brazil at the Healdsburg Art Center, one block off the square.

July 29 – August 5, 2011 Mendocino CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, EmBody Rhythm and Hand Drumming at the annual LarkCamp music celebration. This is an entire week of acoustic world music/dance session and classes. Register now for next year! For more information visit larkcamp.com

Thursday July 14, 2011 Sebastopol CA
Kim will play Arabic percussion to accompany Neeaja in Zikir Sufi devotional chanting at Monnet’s house.

July 2nd and 3rd, 2011
Kim will accompany the Bija Children’s choir, Saturday at Spreckles Performing Art Center in Rhonert Park in a benefit for Japan and Sunday at Analy High School in Sebastopol as part Independence Day Celebrations.

Thursday June 23, 2011 Healdsburg CA
Kim will play drumset and pandeiro with Maria Jameau and Blue Brazil at Zizi on the Avenue in Healdsburg.

June 10th-12th, 2011 Santa Rosa CA
Kim performs with Don Diego’s Gypsy band at the Harmony Festival. We’ll be at the main gate at opening, and leading the People’s Parade in the afterrnoons.

Saturday May 4th, 2011 Ukiah CA
Kim will accompany master dance teacher Roseangela Silvestre from Bahia, Brazil. I have worked with Roseangela several times in the past and each experience is quite amazing and uplifting for all involved. Please come and experience her mastery combined with our in the moment music.

Saturday April 30th, 2011 7PM Sebastopol CA
Kim will play cajon and percussion, accompanying singer Ena Vie at Devi Yoga Center, as part of the Sacred Music Series.

Saturday April 30th, 2011 4PM Sebastopol CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of Sebastopol Earthday.

Friday April 29th, 2011 7PM Sebastopol CA
Kim performs and facilitates community music at the annual Sonoma County Herb Exchange Benefit at the Masonic Temple on Main Street.

Saturday April 9th, 2011 7pm – 10pm, Sebastopol CA
Kim will drum for a kirtan with Sita at a private home in Sebastopol.

Sunday April 3rd, 2011 Richmond CA
Kim will drum with Jan Cercone and other muscians at Nexus ina special event “Women’s Voices”.

Saturday March 12th, 2011 Santa Rosa CA
Kim and Members of Blue Brazil and Carnaval Spirit will play Brazilian Music for Elders at the Lodge at Paulin Creek.

Tuesday March 8th 2010, 3pm Santa Rosa Junior College
Kim will present a talk on African influence in American culture to a history class. I will also bring drums and facilitate group drumming with the students. If you would like me to present to your group, please contact me.

Sunday March 6th, 2011, Sebastopol
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will play at a Memorial Service for one of our friends.

Monday February 14th, 2011, Sebastopol (private home) Kim will facilitate a wordless chant and meditation as part of World Sound Healing Day .

Saturday February 5th, 2011, 6:30pm Masonic Center 373 Main St, Sebastopol CA

Rumi’s Caravan
– Bringing a precious cargo of poetry in the ecstatic tradition.
Kim plays world percussion with harpist Chris Caswell and vilolinist Cindy Albers, as we accompany poets for the annual Rumi’s Caravan. This magical evening features the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke, Khabir and others.

New Years Eve Friday Dec 31 2010 10:30 PM Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St Sebastopol, CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of an extensive evening of entertainment at Mr Music’s annaul New Years Eve event.
Drummunity is a prayerful drumcircle, a chance to hold and offer our highest aspirations for a peaceful, loving, harmonious, free and prosperous planet. I draw on my years of experience teaching music, playing for Brazilian Umbanda Shamanic Rituals, and studies with master musicians, dancers, teachers and healers from around the world to create a unique public ritual and celebration. We use our instruments and bodies to amplify and project our internal peace and understanding. We play by heart and follow in-spir-ation ( taking in the spirit ). Everyone is invited to play, the only prerequisites is listening! Please join us, I will provide some instruments but bring your drums and percussion.

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Kim will play conga and percussion for Latin Jazz with members of BataCha and Carnaval Spirit for a private party.

Saturday, November 13, 2010 8PM Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol,CA
Kim will play drumset and pandiero with Blue Brazil featuring Maria Jameau. More information here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 2PM Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol,CA FREE
Kim will facilitate a FREE community drum circle at the Peace in Medicine Event. More information here

Saturday, November 6, 2010 8PM Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol,CA
Kim will perform Brazilian Music with Carnaval Spirit and friends at the Peace in Medicine Event. We will do a short parade and brief stage show to open for Hot Buttered Rum String Band. More information here

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 7:30 PM Monroe Hall, Santa Rosa CA 1400 West College Ave.
Kim will accompany master dance teacher Roseangela Silvestre from Bahia, Brazil. I have worked with Roseangela several times in the past and each experience is quite amazing and uplifting for all involved. Please come and experience her mastery combined with our in the moment music. This event repeats on Nov. 9th. For directions click here

Sunday, October 31, 2010 11AM to 1 PM Sebastopol, CA FREE
Kim will perform Brazilian Music with Carnaval Spirit and friends at the Sebastopol Farmers Market in the town plaza. Special Guests and possible childrens performance.

Sunday September 13, 2010 5pm Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St., Sebastopol CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part “Mr. Music’s Art of Peace Day.”

Saturday September 11, 2010
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of a celebration for the Marin Center for Integrative Medicine with Elson Hass.

Sunday August 20, 2010 to Saturday September 4th
Kim will accompany master dance teachers at the annual California Brazil Camp in Cazadero CA. This is a tremendous gathering of dancers, singers, and musicians and a great party!
For more information visit: www.Calbrazilcamp.com

Friday, July 30 – Saturday August 7, 2010 Mendocino CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, EmBody Rhythm and Hand Drumming at the annual LarkCamp music celebration. Register now! Camp sold out very early last year.
For more information visit larkcamp.com

Sunday July 18th 2010
Kim will conduct drumming at a private party.

Sunday July 4th – Saturday July 10, 2010 Sonora CA
Kim will teach kids and accompany dance class at Bay Area Family Dance Camp.

June 9th-13th, 2010 Sonoma County CA Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion and accompany Dance classes dance classes with Naby and Karamba at the annual Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp. This is a glorious 4 day camp in a beautiful location at Cazadero in Sonoma County.
For more information visit KosmosCamp.com

Friday April 23 thru Sunday April 25, 2010 Seattle WA Seattle World Percussion Festival
Kim will perform and present “Clave Consciousness” and “Speaking of Rhythm” workshops at the annual Seattle World Percussion Festival at the Seattle Center.
For more information visit swps.org

Sunday April 18, 2010, 5PM Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St. Sebastopol CA

Kim will conduct a Drummunity Circle. This will be the closing of the day time portion of our local EarthDay event, a full day of great offerings is planned. Jeffery will be there with Gongs, and other surprises.

Drummunity is a Peaceful, Prayerful Drum Circle. We honor sound, silence, each other and all our relations. I draw on many years of ceremony as well my experience teaching and playing music to create a unique sound field event. Please bring drums, bells, shakers, wood, gongs, bowls and more. We dedicate our Love and Joy to Mother Earth. This is a free event


Sunday April 11th, 2010, 5PM, 7451 Hayden St Sebastopol CA

Zikir Sufi Chanting with Mirabai Daniels from Santa Fe. Experience the blessing of chanting and hearing Poetry of Rumi and Kabir in a musical context. I will play a variety of smaller percussion to accompany Mirabai and YOU. This is participatory singing event, Cost is $10. Please join us.


Saturday February 28 2010, 7 to 9PM Unity of Marin 600 Palm Drive, Novato CA

Kim will perform with Jan Cercone, Claire Victor and others in”A Wave of Healing Sound” This is a Concert and Sound Journey working with the Water within and without. With Rod Butler’s Aquahealons, Alkaline Water samples, movement, the sounds and visions of healing water, Flow Forms with Jeff Edelheit, Robert Berman’s water DVD.
Bring a pad, pillow and blanket to lie down to receive the sounds.


Saturday February 6th, 2010, 6:30pm Masonic Center 373 Main St, Sebastopol CA

Rumi’s Caravan

– Bringing a precious cargo of poetry in the ecstatic tradition.
Kim will play percussion and conduct other musicians as we accompany poets for the annual Rumi’s Caravan.
Presenters include Doug Von Koss, Kim Rosen, Shepherd Bliss, Maya Spector, Barry Spector, Sima Vaghti, Richard Naegle, Kay Crista, Carol Fitzgerald and Larry Robinson. This magical evening will feature the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke, Kabir and others.

New Years Eve Thursday Dec 31 2009 10:30 PM Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St Sebastopol, CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of an extensive evening of entertainment with Frobec, Teresa Tudury, Cobblestone, The Love Choir, Uncle Wiggly, the Moonbeams, Riggy Rackin and more. Doors open at 7 30PM.
Drummunity is a prayerful drumcircle, a chance to hold and offer our highest aspirations for a peaceful, loving, harmonious, free and prosperous planet. I draw on my years of experience teaching music, playing for Brazilian Umbanda Shamanic Rituals, and studies with master musicians, dancers, teachers and healers from around the world to create a unique public ritual and celebration. We use our instruments and bodies to amplify and project our internal peace and understanding. We play by heart and follow in-spir-ation ( taking in the spirit ). Everyone is invited to play, the only prerequisites is listening! Please join us, I will provide some instruments but bring your drums and percussion.

Sunday Dec 20, 2009 7 to 9 PM 600 Palm Drive, Unity Temple, Novato CA
Kim will be part of “Birthing the Light from Within, a Divine Concert and Sound Journey” with Jan Cercone, Randy Masters, Claire Victor, Christine Hodil, Liz Addison, Joseph Portal and many friends. This will be primarily a concert of Angelic Vocal Music with piano, chimes and gongs and I will drum with a few friends for dancing at the end. Produced by Jan Cercone and Friends through the Song and Spirit Center in Novato.
Cost is $20 at the door.
Please call me for more information. 707 823 8885 or email jcerc1@aol.com.
visit musicforjoyandhealing.com

Thursday November 12th 2009, 3pm Santa Rosa Junior College
Kim will present a talk on African influence in American culture to a history class. I will also bring drums and facilitate group drumming with the students. If you would like me to present to your group, please contact me.

Friday Oct 30th 2009 7:00 to 9:30PM Sebastopol Ancestral Sound Journey
Kim, Rene’ and Janay guide you on an Ancestral Sound Journey. Your Intention is the Map, Sound is the Medium, Presence of Being is the catalyst, Consciousness is the Terrain.
Bathe in Blessed Sound and Noble Intention in this opportunity for Sonic Clearing, Harmonic Atunement, Adjustment and Renewal in a beautiful private home outside of Sebastopol.

Featured Instruments: Conch Shell, Didjeridu, Condor Quill Antara, Peruvian Ritual Flutes, Mayan Drone Flutes, Chimu Water Vessel, Dinosaur Bone Ocarina, Hawaiian Nose Flute, Tibetan Bowls, Bells, Voice, Gongs, Water Drum, Udu Drum, Wind Wand, Chimes and percussion.

For more information visit www.wholarts.com/vibetherapy

Saturday Oct 24th 2009 Safari West, Santa Rosa CA.
Kim will perform and facilitate audience grooves with Rhythm Village, featuring master musicians and dancers from West Africa. This is a private party. If you are interested in a similar event, please contact me.

Friday Oct 23 2009 7:30PM Santa Rosa CA.
Kim will perform solo and duo with multi instrumentalist/vocalist Carl Sokel in an intimate house concert. Please email me for more information.

Sunday Oct 4 2009 10:30AM to 5:30PM Dance Theater Seven, 56 Bolinas Rd,Fairfax CA.
Kim will accompany Master Brazilian dancer/teacher Rosangela Silvestre in a workshop covering Dance Movement of the Orixas, Silvestre Technique, Theory, Samba and open discussion.
To register email tikamorgan@gmail.com or visit tikamorgan.com.
For more information on Rosangela visit silvestrelink.com

Sunday Sept 13 2009 5pm Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St., Sebastopol CA
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of Jim Corbett, “Mr. Music’s” 60th birthday party.
Drummunity is a prayerful drumcircle, a chance to hold and offer our highest aspirations for a peaceful, loving, harmonious, free and prosperous planet. I draw on my years of experience teaching music, playing for Brazilian Umbanda Shamanic Rituals, and studies with master musicians, dancers, teachers and healers from around the world to create a unique public ritual and celebration. We use our instruments and bodies to amplify and project our internal peace and understanding. We play by heart and follow in-spir-ation ( taking in the spirit ). Everyone is invited to play, the only prerequisites is listening! You do not even need to play to get the benefit!! Please join us, I will provide some instruments.

Sunday August 30 2009 to Saturday September 5th
Kim will accompany master dance teachers at the annual California Brazil Camp in Cazadero CA. This is a tremendous gathering of dancers, singers, and musicians and a great party!
For more information visit: www.Calbrazilcamp.com

Friday August 21 2009, Napa CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will play for a fashion show at the Sliverado Resort and Spa.

Friday August 14 2009, 7:30 PM, Sebastopol, CA Hardcore Coffee at the corner of Hwy 116 and Bloomfield Rd.
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will play for dancing and listening at Molly’s annual party at Hardcore Coffee at the corner of Hwy 116 and Bloomfield Rd. This is always a nice outdoor party, come by and meet the community.

Friday, July 31 – Saturday August 8, 2009 Mendocino CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, EmBody Rhythm and Hand Drumming at the annual LarkCamp music celebration. Register now! Camp sold out very early last year.
For more information visit larkcamp.com

July 11th and 12, 2009 Nevada City CA.
Kim teach a Brazilian Percussion Workshop and perform at a local fundraising event.

June 23rd-26th, 2009 Sonoma County CA.
Kim accompany dance classes with Master Teacher/Dancer Choregrapher Rosangela Silvestre at a private workshop in Occidental.

June 10th-14th, 2009 Sonoma County CA.
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion and accompany classes with Naby and Karamba at the annual Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp. This is a glorious 4 day camp in a beautiful location at Cazadero in Sonoma County.
For more information visitKosmosCamp.com

Friday April 24 thru Sunday April 26, 2009 Seattle WA
Kim will perform and present “Clave Consciousness” and “Speaking of Rhythm” workshops at the annual Seattle World Percussion Festival at the Seattle Center.
For more information visit swps.org

Wednesday April 1 2009, 4 to 5 30 pm Chalk Hill, Cabernet Village, SSU Residence Halls
Rohnert Park CA
Kim will facilitate a free community drum circle on the Sonoma State University Campus, in conjunction with the “Identity and Global Challenges” class, co-taught by Dr. Shepherd Bliss. The event will feature breaks for poetry and stories from Shepherd Bliss, Larry Robinson, Brian Martens and song from African American Blues singer Isoke. Several experienced drummers will help hold the groove, so this promises to be a good circle.
Come and support the establishment of drum circles on the SSU campus as a healthy and integrated part of the college community experience.

Friday, May 1, 2009 7:30PM Ancestral Sound Journey at Yoga Community 577 5th Street West, Sonoma
with René Jenkins, Kim Atkinson, Janet Janay Cipriani, and Gabriel Harris
Featured Instruments: Conch Shell, Didjeridu, Condor Quill Antara, Peruvian Ritual Flutes, Mayan Drone Flutes, Chimu Water Vessel, Dinosaur Bone Ocarina, Hawaiian Nose Flute, Tibetan Bowls, Bells, voice chant, and world-percussion.

Friday March 27th, 2009 7:30PM Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma CA.
Ancestral Sound Journey Kim will perform on a variety of unusual drums and percussion instruments in conjunction with sound healer Rene’ Jenkins and intuitive vocalist Deborah Titus.
Participants will embark upon an experiential Sound Journey of our ancestral past, guided by tribal rhythms and ancient indigenous instruments, including Conch Shell, Didjeridu, Condor Quill Antara, Peruvian Ritual Flutes, Mayan Drone Flutes, Chimu Water Vessel, Dinosaur Bone Ocarina, Hawaiian Nose Flute, and more.
Admission is $15, available 1/2 hour before the show.
For more information, call 707-762-5600, or visit www.petalumaartscouncil.org

Friday March 8th, 2009
Kim, with sound healer Rene’ Jenkins, seer Janet Janay Cipriani and percussionist Gabriel Harris will perform greeting music and conduct a sound journey for members of the International Heath and Healing conference at the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco, in honor of pioneering anthopologist Michael Harner.

February 27th, 2009 Occidental CA
Kim will conduct a Embody Rhythm workshop for members of a local choir on retreat.

Saturday February 7th, 2009 7pm Sebastopol CA
Kim will play tabla and conduct other musicians as we accompany poets for the annual Rumi’s Caravan

Saturday, Nov 15th, 2008 Santa Fe New Mexico
Kim will present a workshop “Embody Rhythm; Space, Sound, Time and Form” at the Third International Sound Healing Conference. Other presenters include Jill Purce, Tom Kenyon, David Hykes, Don Cambell and many others. Full Workshop description

Friday, August 1 through Saturday August 9, 2008 Mendocino CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, Body Rhythm and Hand Drumming at the annual LarkCamp music celebration.
For more information visit www.larkcamp.com

Thursday July 10th, 2008 7pm – 10pm, Sebastopol CA
Kim will drum for a kirtan with Sita at a private home in Sebastopol.

Friday April 25 thru Sunday April 27, 2008 Seattle WA

Kim will perform and present “Clave Consciousness” and “Speaking of Rhythm”workshops at the annual Seattle World Percussion Festival at the Seattle Center. For more information visit swps.org

Saturday February 2, 2008 7pm Sebastopol CA
Kim will play Arabic percussion and conduct musicians at the annual Rumi’s Caravan Celebration of poetry and music. More info.
Saturday, July 5 through Saturday 12, 2008 Havasupai AZ
Kim will co-facilitate an amazing group adventure in the Eden of the Grand Canyon with Chi-Gung Master Constantine Darling, and Sound Healer Ren!” Jenkins.
For more information visit www.InnerVisionOuterQuest.com

Thursday, June 5 thru Sunday June 8, 2008 Cazadero CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, accompany Samba Dance class with Dandara and play DunDun for West African dance classes with Naby and Karamba at the annual Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp. This is a glorious weekend camp in a beautiful location, now in Cazadero in Sonoma County. Join Us !
For more information visit KosmosCamp.com

Saturday May 10, 2008 Cotati CA 6 to 11 PM FREE!
Kim will facilitate a Drummunity Circle as part of Mr Music’s Peace Party at Congregation Ner Shalom on the Plaza in Cotati CA. Please bring drums and gongs.
The evening will include prayers for peace from many traditions, singing, dancing and more. This is a free event. For more information call 707.823.5849

Sunday, July 1st, 2007 4:00pm and 7:30pm Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa CA
Kim will present a Drummunity workshop and a Healing Sound Circle at the Centerpoint Summer Festival. For more information visit CenterPointPlace.org

Saturday June 30th, 2007 9:30pm – 11pm, Sonoma State University, Rhonert Park CA,
Kim will present “Sounding the Spirit of The Dream” at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams”. For more information visit:
Association for the Study of Dreams (scroll down or search for “Kim Atkinson” on that page)
For the full schedule, click here

Thursday June 13 thru Sunday June 17 ,2007 Saratoga Springs CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion and play DunDun for West African dance classes with Naby and Karamba at the annual Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp. This is a glorious weekend camp in a beautiful location. Join Us ! for more information visit KosmosCamp.com

Saturday & Sunday June 9th & 10th, 2007 Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa CA,
  • 4:30 both days: Kim will lead the People’s Parade – Saturday with SambaDa, and Sunday with Carnaval Spirit.
  • 12:30pm Sunday, Dome of Devotion: Kim will collaborate with Rene Jenkins & Janay Cipriani in a Sound Healing offering.

Friday April 13 thru Sunday April 15th, 2007 Seattle WA
Kim will perform and present “Clave Consciousness” and “Speaking of Rhythm”workshops at the annual Seattle World Percussion Festival at the Seattle Center. for more information visit swps.org

Tuesday March 6th ,2007 8pm, Infusions Tea House, 6988 McKinley St. Sebastopol CA,
Kim will accompany poet Shepherd Bliss. For directions and more info visit: Infusions Tea House

Friday, November 10 through Sunday 12th, 2006 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Kim will assist Christine Stephens in her presentation at the International Sound Healing Conference. For more information visit www.UBDrumCircles.com

Friday, October 13 through Sunday 15th, 2006 Harbin Hotsprings, Middletown CA
Kim will co-facilitate “Birthing The Warrior Within” workshop with Constantine Darling, Ren!” Jenkins, Brent Wexler. For more information visit www.InnerVisionOuterQuest.com

Saturday, August 5th, 2006 Caspar CA
Kim will lead a Samba parade and accompany master mandolinist Radim Zenkel at the Caspar World Folk Music Festival. For more information visit www.casparfest.org

Thursday, July 6th, 2006 6 to 7pm Sebastopol Plaza.
Kim will conduct a free outdoor community drum circle!! Chairs and some drums provided. Bring your family and friends, children encoraged. Sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For more information call 829 4797

Monday, June 26th, 2006 thru Friday June 30th, Seattle WA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, accompany Samba Dance class with Dora Oliveira and teach the Pulsewave Percussion method at the annual Seattle Summer Rhythm Institute at Seattle Pacific University. This intensive is designed for music teachers to gain a feeling and understanding of world music. For more information, visit ProjectDrum.com

Friday, June 23 thru Sunday June 25th, 2006 Saratoga Springs CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, accompany Samba Dance class with Dandara and play DunDun for West African dance classes with Naby and Karamba at the annual Kosmos World Music and Dance Camp. This is a glorious weekend camp in a beautiful location. Join Us ! for more information visit KosmosCamp.com

Saturday, June 10th, 2006 Santa Rosa CA.
Kim and Carnaval Spirit with the Flor da Lua Dancers will be the core of the People’s parade at the Annual Harmony Festival. This year we are celebrating Wavy Gravy’s 70th birthday!!!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006 Middletown CA.
Kim will assist at the SoulWave Leadership training at Harbin Hot Springs. For more information visitSoulWave.org

Saturday, May 13th, 2006 San Francisco CA.
Kim will drum for two public rituals, one with Cristhal Bennett and David Fererra and one with Anodea Judith and Kokomon and Ayeesha at the Sustainability Forum at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.

Tuesday May 9th, 2006 3pm Santa Rosa Junior College
Kim will present a talk on African influence in American culture to a history class. I will also bring drums and facilitate group drumming with the students. If you would like me to present to your group, please contact me.

Saturday, May 6th, 2006, 12:30 pm Cotati CA.
Kim and Carnaval Sprit will perform and lead a drum circle to celebrate the Zone Music Drum Festival. There will also be a performance by Black Sheep Belly dance and a barbecue with vegetarian option benefiting Musicians Helping Musicians. For more information visit ZoneMusic.com. The performance and drum circle are free.

Saturday, April 7th 2006 8pm San Rafael CA.
Kim will accompany performance artist Lou Montgomery Ph.D. in her new One Woman Show “Escaping the Matrix” at Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C Street San Rafael, Ca. 415-457-4191 For more information and directions visitwww.opensecretbookstore.com

Saturday, March 4th, 2006 8pm Santa Rosa CA.
Kim will bring instruments and conduct a drum circle at the 65th birthday celebration of a friend in Santa Rosa. If you would like me to presents and facilitate your group, please contact me.

Sunday February 12th, 2006 8pm Sebastopol CA.
Kim will chant and play dumbec, Moroccan bongos, and percussion at a special Krisna Kirtan with Shera, Shyma, Dyanna and friends at Blue Haven Yoga Studio in Sebastopol For more information visit bluehaven

Saturday February 11th, 2006 7:30pm Sebastopol CA.
Kim presents
Drummunity* World Peace Ritual at the Sebastopol Youth Annex, next to the Community Center at 390 Morris St. Sebastopol. This 2 hr session is based on the drumcircle format of playing, guided by Kim. We play by heart and our intention is peaceful, we keep focus and honor silence. Kim may suggest visualizations and start or change grooves. On occasion we discuss what happened to help everyone learn the dynamic of ritual and music.

Saturday, February 4th, 2006 8pm Calistoga CA.
Kim and Samba Lumina will play for your dancing and listening pleasure as the opening act for Gator Beat at the Napa county Fairgrounds in Calistoga. For more information visit gatorbeat.com

Friday January 27, 2006 8pm Sebastopol CA.
Kim will accompany performance artist Lou Montgomery Ph.D. in her new One Woman Show “Escaping the Matrix” at the Harmony Community Room, 400-G Morris St., Sebastopol 707 861 2035

Friday and Saturday December 9th and 10th, 2005 Sebastopol CA.
Kim will accompany performance artist Lou Montgomery Ph.D. in her new One Woman Show “Escaping the Matrix” at Studio E in Sebastopol.

Monday December 5th, 2005,
Kim and friends will accompany the Flor da Lua Dancers in a show of celebratory Brazilian Dance at a Holiday Party in a private home. If you would like us to perform for your event please contact me at 707 823 8885 or email kim@pulsewave.com

Saturday November 26th 2005 7pm Sebastopol CA.
Kim play drums with Kieren on Guitar for a special Dance Party at 8 30pm, with a possible Kirtan later in the evening at Blue Haven Yoga Studio in Sebastopol. The event opens at 7:30 pm with a performance of Bollywood dance by the Amrita Dance company. For more information visit bluehaven

Thursday November 17th, 2005 3pm Santa Rosa Junior College
Kim will present a talk on African influence in American culture to a history class. I will also bring drums and facilitate group drumming with the students. If you would like me to present to your group, please contact me.

Tuesday November 15th, 2005 7:30 to 9:30pm in Sebastopol CA
Drummunity!” Ritual Drumming.
Kim presents and facilitates Drummunity at the Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St., Sebastopol.Drummunity is a prayerful drumcircle, a chance to hold and offer our highest aspirations for a peaceful, loving, harmonious, free and prosperous planet. I draw on my years of experience teaching music, playing for Brazilian Umbanda Shamanic Rituals, and studies with master musicians, dancers, teachers and healers from around the world to create a new experience in drum circles. We use our instruments and bodies to amplify and project our internal peace and understanding. We play by heart and follow in-spir-ation ( taking in the spirit ). Everyone is invited to drum, the only prerequisites is listening! You do not even need to play to get the benefit!!! This event is not a drum class or open drum circle, it is a healing ceremony. I request that everyone arrive by 7:50 and stay until the session is over at 9:30. This is for your benefit and to respect others that are holding the space. The first 20 minutes are Drum Call – open drumming that anyone can start as we all get situated and latecomers arrive. $15- $10 sliding scale .
This 2-hr session is based on the drumcircle format of playing, with the addition of silence, intention, visualization and focus, and on occasion, discussion after the event to help everyone understand the dynamics of ritual. I sometimes introduce rhythms; other times follow someone else. We play some circle and call and response-conversation games, sometimes get up and move while playing, play with eyes open, sometimes stop and start again on my signal. I always introduce an easy rhythm in 3, 5, 7 or 9, as well as the common 4. You are welcome to bring conga, djembe, dun dun, surdo, gongs, and all manner of other percussion. This event happens in a large room offering us the possibility of larger volume and movement. Please refrain from “normal” conversations once we create the circle and start the ritual. You are welcome to use your voice in a non-talking manner. Join us in holding space for peace, freedom and unity.
  • This event is alcohol free and not suitable for young children. For special situations, call me at 707 823 8885
  • Cost $15- $10 sliding scale

Saturday October 29th, 2005 9:00PM Napa CA.
Kim will play conga and percussion with Latin / Jazz keyboard artist Don McCarroll’s group at UVA in Napa. For more information call 707 255 6646

Friday October 21st, 2005 8:00PM Santa Rosa CA.
Kim will accompany performance artist Lou Montgomery Ph.D in her new play “Escaping the Matrix” at New College, 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Cost: $15 at the door, no reservations. For more information call 568 – 2605.

Thursday October 20th, 2005 6:30 to 8:30PM Sebastopol Plaza CA.
Kim will present two of his percussion oriented bands: Carnaval Spirit and Samba Lumina plus the Flor da Lua dancers at an ourdoor free concert and dance.

Monday October 17th, 2005 7:30 to 9:30PM Drummunity!” Ritual Drumming.
Kim presents Drummunity Ritual Drumming at the Darby Dome. This 2 hr session is based on the drumcircle format of playing, with the addition of silence, intention, visualization and focus, and on occasion, discussion after the event to help everyone understand the dynamics of ritual. This October event happen on Full Moon, with an eclipse (possibly visible in this area) in a unique sound space. This session will be oriented toward quiet music, so bring small drums, (frame drums, dumbec, bongo, etc) digeridoo, berimbau, and be prepared to play very sensitively. Please join us in holding the space for peace, freedom and unity. Cost $15- $10 sliding scale.

Sunday October 16th, 2005 7pm Sebastopol CA.
Kim play drums for rituals and performances and at 8 15, play for a Kirtan presented at Blue Haven Yoga Studio in Sebastopol For more information visit bluehaven

Saturday, October 8th, 2005 Sebastopol CA 10pm
Kim and Carnaval Spirit with the Flor Da Lua Dancers will perform at the GE free Sonoma County Benefit at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St.

Friday, September 30th, 2005 Sebastopol CA, 7 to 10 pm
Kim and friends will play Brazilian music for your listening and dancing pleasure at the Mojo Cafe, 9890 Bodega Hwy , just west of Montgomery Rd in Sebastopol. We will present 4 dance numbers with the Flor da Lua dancers with keyboards, flute, sax and a wide array of percussion.

Friday, September 16th through Sunday September 18, 2005 Laytonville CA
Kim will play music for the public ritual at the annual Earthdance Celebration. This year we will attempt the worlds largest spiral dance, facilitated by Suzanne Sterling and friends. For more information visitwww.earthdance.org

August 28 through September 3, Cazadero CA
Kim will accompany Afro Brazilian dance classes, study with master teachers and teach stick and hand technique at the annual California Brazil Camp. For more information visit www.mameluco.com

Saturday August 6, Caspar CA
Kim will lead a Samba parade and teach a Brazilian Percussion workshop at the Caspar World Folk Music Festival. For more information visit www.casparfest.org

Saturday July 29 through Friday August 5, Mendocino CA
Kim will teach Brazilian Percussion, Body Rhythm and Hand Drumming at the annual LarkCamp music celebration. For more information visit www.larkcamp.com

Monday July 4 10:00 am Corte Madera CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will parade and entertain at the annual Independence Day Celebration in Corte Madera/Larkspur in Marin County.

Friday July 1 6pm Sonoma CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will Parade and entertain at the East Napa Street Block Party. For More information call 996-3115 or email sonomaartsguild@vom.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 24, 25, 26 Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville CA
Kim will conduct a community drum circle and other activities at the annual Kate Wolf Festival in Mendocino county. For more information visit cumuluspresents.com

Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, 2:30pm Santa Rosa CA
Kim, Carnaval Spirit and the Flor da Lua Dancers will parade and provide a fat groove for the Peoples parade at the annual Harmony festival at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds. Kim will also teach a kids percussion class and accompany Leah’s dance class in the kid zone. For more information visit harmonyfestival.com

Friday June 3 thru Sunday June 5, Saratoga Springs CA
Kim will teach Brazilian percussion at this multiethnic music and dance camp. For more information visit kosmoscamp.com

Tuesday May 24, 7pm, Hood River OR
Kim will present a workshop on Brazilian percussion and rhythms to member of Samba HoodRio. Please contact me about workshops in your area.

Friday May 20 thru Sunday May 22, Seattle WA
Kim will perform and present “Clave Consciousness” and “Speaking of Rhythm” Workshops at the annual Seattle World Percussion Festival at the Seattle Center. for more information visit swps.org

Thursday May 19, 7pm Olympia WA
Kim will present a workshop on Brazilian percussion and rhythms to member of Samba Olywa. Please contact me about workshops in your area.

Saturday May 14, 11am Sonoma CA
Kim and Carnaval Spirit will parade around the grounds at the Sonoma Earth Day celebration.

Monday May 9, 9:30am Larkspur CA
Kim will facilitate and teach Brazilian percussion to Middle school children as a metaphor for how individuals function together in society. These five classes are sponsored by Youth in Arts. for more information visit youthinarts.org

Tuesday April 26, 12 noon Sonoma Academy
Kim will facilitate a community drum circle with staff and students to help consecrate the new campus of this private high school.

Sunday April 24th, 8 to 10 30 pm in Sebastopol CA
Kim, chant master/ keyboardist Geoffrey Gordon and special guest vocalist Lakshmi Devi present Dance Kirtan at the Sebastopol Youth Annex, 425 Morris St. Come sing praises to the most high with us as we inspire you to dance and move divine energy throughout your body. This is a beautiful dance room with sprung bamboo floor!! Please bring a cushion or small rug for those moments of silence when you may want to sit. Cost : $15

Friday April 22, 12 noon Sonoma Country Day School
Kim and members of Carnaval Spirit and the Flor da Lua dancers will parade, perform and facilitate drumming and dancing with students. If you would like us to present to your group, please contact me.

Thursday April 21, 3pm Santa Rosa Junior College
Kim will present a talk on African influence in American culture to a history class. I will also bring drums and facilitate group drumming with the students. If you would like me to present to your group, please contact me.

Please call (707) 889-4949 for further information on specific events and for updated class schedules, or email kim@pulsewave.com.