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Tuesday 7/29 & Thursday 7/31 7-9:15pm Midsummer Sings for Women with Susan Robbins!

Come experience the joy of singing with women in community!

A series of one-night singing workshops/community sings for women with Susan Robbins,
Founder and Artistic Director of Libana and Director of Third Life Studio |

Singing in community is a powerful source of joy, celebration, and ritual for people around the world. The expressive and metaphorical process of creating unison and harmony while joining your voice with others is a powerful way to release stress, uplift the soul, transcend the challenges we face in our daily lives, and energize our beings. We will create a powerful unison sound and mesmerizing harmonies through the singing of rounds, chants, and part music. All songs will be taught by ear, so sight-reading ability is not necessary. Come enjoy the experience of creating music and raising your voice in a circle of wonderful women!

Come to one or as many as you want; different music will be taught each week.
(note: the same music will be taught the Tuesday & Thursday of each week)

1st Week:
Sing #1 date: Tuesday, July 15 Sing #2 date: Thursday, July 17

2nd Week:
Sing #3 date: Tuesday, July 22 Sing #4 date: Thursday, July 24

3rd Week:
Sing #5 date: Tuesday, July 29 Sing #6 date: Thursday, July 31

$30 each evening
Or, if registration and payment is sent in advance: $55 for two evenings, $75 for three evenings

Girls 12 and older who love to sing are welcome!
Pre-registration required; further details provided upon registration.
No special musical experience is necessary!
For more info and to register: email

Weds. 7/30, Tues. 8/5, & Thurs. 8/14 7:30-9pm Roots and Rhythm w/ Marytha Paffrath

Become a Summer Drummer!

Roots and Rhythm ~ An Introductory African Drumming Workshop
for women, men and teens with Marytha Paffrath of Libana!

Have you thought about drumming? Would you like a chance, without the commitment of a series of classes, to see what it is like to play in community with others? Do you long to check out a Drum Circle but aren't sure what to do? Come see if drumming is for you!!

This one night workshop is your opportunity to try out drumming and experience the spirit, power and joy of drumming. There is a place for YOU in the circle. Feel free to bring a friend or familymember and to pass the word along to others.

In this introductory workshop we will focus on technique, the language of the drum, African rhythms, playing in community and fun!! By the end we will be playing in rhythmic unity! The class is geared toward beginners, people who have no drum or musical experience but would like to literally try their hand at it. Please bring an African style drum, (djembe, ashiko, or conga) and a rhythm-ready heart.

Cost for each evening workshop is $25.
You may attend one or all three (or 2 for that matter!)

Some tuition assistance is available. Please contact Marytha for details.
Some drums are available to rent for an additional $5 for the evening.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop!

PLEASE be sure to contact Marytha by email to indicate your intention to attend!
Also feel free to write if you have any further questions about upcoming
classes and workshops ~


To register, email
and send a check for the $25 class fee to:
Marytha Paffrath, c/o LIBANA Inc, PO Box 400530, Cambridge, MA 02140

Please include an email address or phone number with your check.
If you need to rent a drum please indicate when you register.
Checks can be made payable to: Marytha Paffrath

Marytha Paffrath is a seasoned teacher who places an emphasis on fun and whimsy, entwined with solid information, musicality, patience and delight in each student's progress. She has worked privately and in group settings with young children, teenagers and adults as well as professional musicians looking to fine tune their drumming skills. A specialty of hers is adults who have always wanted to pursue a musical endeavor but never had the opportunity. Drumming provides a perfect musical landscape for the shy or unsure musician in hiding.

Saturday, 8/2, 2-5pm Introductory Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop for Women with Elaine Fong


Introductory Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop for Women
With Elaine Fong

Attention Women!
Have you had a secret yearning to pound on something other than a table with no consequence? Have you wanted to express your inner “ferocity” in a positive way?

Taiko is a great way to unleash your inner potential. Bring out the “inner” drummer in you. Play with ease using your entire body and your voice to create an energetic and rhythmic flow. No experience necessary. Just bring your enthusiasm. Taiko is a physical experience; wear loose and comfortable clothing.

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Space is limited – please register early!

To register: Please make check payable to Elaine Fong and mail to
Elaine Fong, 68 Parkman St., #3, Brookline, MA 02446

To register, info and questions:

Saturday, 9/6, 10:30am-4:30pm Voice Movement Therapy Workshop

Voice Movement Therapy Workshop
with Christine Isherwood and Mali Sastri

Come to find and reclaim your voice.

The voice is the primary instrument, communicating our emotions and our thoughts, acting as a bridge between our inner and outer worlds. In this workshop, through breath, gentle movement, sounding and exploration, we will allow new aspects of the voice and the self to be revealed.

No prior experience necessary. If you have a voice, you can sing.

$100 - Reduced rate available
Space is limited ~ pre-registration required.

For more info, and to pre-register, contact: Christine (508-685-7445,
or Mali ( and visit