Express yourself at rhythm workshop

Participants can drum, sing and learn about world cultures in Lumby.

Children use African djembes to express their creative talents through Expression

Children use African djembes to express their creative talents through Expression

The Monashee Arts Council is about to provide a program for those wanting to explore rhythmic art, world music, and culture.

Beginning Oct. 4 in Lumby, the council is offering a workshop for both children and adults  facilitated by early childhood educator and musician Angela Roy of the Expression Collective.

Through a progression of rhythm, drumming and vocal and body percussion, participants will experience and celebrate the joy of drumming and song, said Jennifer Greenwood, Monashee Arts Council arts and culture program coordinator.

“Participants will take a sound voyage through world music rhythms, beats, songs and chants that promote affirmations of harmony, freedom and social connections via a collection of world percussion instruments and hand drums,” she said. “Expect a high-energy, engaging, interactive experience that will have your whole family singing and dancing.”

Through her organization Expression, Roy  delivers performing art and educational programs as well as her Kamp Kindness camps throughout the community.

A bilingual artist-educator, Roy was the recipient of the Prime Minister Award of Excellence in Education and Development.

Following the workshop, which runs on Thursday evenings until Oct. 25, the class will perform for the community accompanied by the Expression Collective.

The five-piece ensemble, led by Roy,  performs songs and chants from around the globe that deliver a message of peace, social-cultural acceptance and harmony.

Anyone wishing to register for the workshop can contact the Monashee Arts Council by phone at 778-473-3029 or by email at by this Friday as space is limited.