With God's help and permission, we'll gather for this month's Primal Music Monday next week from 7 pm to 9 pm at Zawiya Perspective:
1800 East Garry Ave. Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705
The last two times we got together we talked a lot about the politics of communal singing. We sang classic protest songs by the likes of Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. We might do some of that again.
But it doesn't always have to be about politics. Communal singing helps the work day go by, whether breaking rocks or pulling oars. Or it can just be a good old time, and there's nothing wrong with that!
We'll be looking at old material by Cat Stevens, and maybe a classic prayer-song that became a camp-fire favorite for generations. And as always, a bit of classical Arabic poetry for the mystically-minded. Should be fun, insha Allah.
And we'll drum. A lot. And drink tea and eat donut holes and burn incense. We really need to get some blacklight posters up in the Zawiya, for sure. Next month, maybe.
Again, a quick reminder of the rules:
1) This gathering is for men only.
2) Show up groomed and smelling good.
3) Absolutely no tuned instruments allowed. Bringing your own drum is encouraged.
4) Sound recording devices are fine, but no photography or video, please.
See you then, insha Allah!
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