Guy de Chalus, Oakland, CA, 2012
One-on-One; Team Time; a Keynote; a Series; Mentorships.
Flint, MI Courier 2/1995
— Kristen, yoga student, AZ, 5/2019
Moving Toward 2020!
Let's Make Time & Do What Needs to be Done
HAVE YOU GOT THE SPIRIT?
Back home in D.C., mid '60s to early '70s, I learned this chant. It could have been from the nearby Coolidge High School band; it could have been at a Howard U. Homecoming game. It could have been my Junior High School's Girl's Drill Team. Wherever it's from...I love it, still!
Since then, it's stayed with me, and serves as a fun tool for coming together in positivity. The video below was shot at Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield, VA, just a couple of months ago.
Next time we meet, let's do it together!
UPCOMING EVENTS & OFFERINGS
Equalize the Equinox: a Ceremony to Celebrate the Change of Season
Using the power of drum, chant, and Mother Nature to release, relax, reflect, and renew, bringing forth harmony and balance to end 2019 and plant soul seeds for 2020. Join us onSaturday, September 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.@ Heaven on Earth Retreat Center, in the beautiful Granite Dells outside Prescott, AZ.
Get Down for Fall with K.T. & the Repeat Offenders
Come to the Rhythm Room & dance the evening away with our soulful sounds!
Ancestral Whirlwind: Percussive Music by Súle Greg Wilson - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
In Fall of 1998, prior to flying across the Pond to spend a month in Northern Ireland on an arts residency, Súle went into the studio with family and friends to create an album that evokes the breadth and feeling of one his live, acoustic shows. Utilizing conch trumpet, udu, djembe & dunun, calabash, shekere, banjo, body, and didjeridu, in Ancestral Whirlwind we have an album that encompasses Native invocation; African songs of slavery; US story and song of the Middle Passage and Ibo's Landingl; Cuban rhythms on Ibo ceramic drums; Gospel tunes; Sea Island body percussion; even a little acoustic hip-hop, and an Aboriginal benediction.
"This music is about marriage: the spiritual joining of intent and actualization, the melding of movement and energy, the merging of the spirits of these musics' traditions, the union of Those Here with Those Beyond. We work to bring us all into that. Amen, em Hetep. Súle Greg Wilson, October, 1998"
Runaway Dream: Post African Music - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
This collection of musical endeavors includes Old Time, Hokum, Minstrel, Shanties, Fife-&-Drum, and Blues from the U.S.; plus South African Freedom songs, Nigerian Highlife rearranged for string band; and calls for spiritual contemplation from both sides of the Atlantic. We even have a couple of originals.
We're blessed to have Dom Flemons, Mike Seeger, and Senbi Wilson as musical guests.
"This CD reflects some of what I've experienced since recording Ancestral Whirlwind in 1998--just before heading to Ireland: my girls growing up; my string band research; the Black Banjo Gathering; Sankofa Strings and the Carolina Chocolate Drops; my gigs all over the country and beyond; my growth as a storyteller--all that and more played their part in the creation of this portfolio of songs. We're so glad you stopped by! -- SGW, 2010"