Celebrate the Jewish New Year- Drumming & Rhythm Workshop with the Tof Miriam (Frame Drum)


Join Percussionist Marla Leigh for a drum and rhythm workshop using the tof Miriam.  “Tof Miriam” is the Hebrew name for the frame drum. The frame drum is one of the oldest drums, dating back to as early as 1700 BCE. It was a drum that was traditionally played by women, and used for healing rituals. In the torah, it says that Miriam, the prophet, lead women in “song and timbrel” during the crossing of the Red Sea. The “timbrel” is another name for frame drum.

In this special workshop, we will connect to this ancient drumming practice as we celebrate the upcoming Jewish New Year.

The workshop will cover:
*Basic playing strokes for the Tof Miriam
*Traditional Middle Eastern Rhythms
* How to improvise and compose your own rhythms
* How to sing and drum with Hebrew songs in honor of Rosh Hashanah
* Fun group jams
*Gentle yoga stretches to prepare the body for drumming

Drums provided. All levels welcomed, beginners are encouraged.

Date: September 20
Location: BCC
Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $40. TO register, please contact Marla Leigh

About Marla Leigh Goldstein:
You may have seen Marla accompanying Cantor Juval at BCC Friday Shabbat services.  She is one of the leading specialists in the Tof Miriam (Frame Drum), and has taught workshops and retreats around the world. She also leads her own world music ensemble, “RHYTHMJUJU”. She is currently working on her debut album, “Rhythms in Ahava”, that infuses Hebrew music and prayer with her own compositions. More info!

One Comment on “Celebrate the Jewish New Year- Drumming & Rhythm Workshop with the Tof Miriam (Frame Drum)”

  • Ronnie Wexler August 25, 2011 pm31 6:47 pm . Reply

    I have taken lessons from Marla Leigh, and she is fantastic, as a drummer and teacher. If you’ve ever had any inclination for drumming, do it, you won’t be disappointed.

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