Hi all. Thanks to Annie, I have met Ziko, who teaches drum classes on a Wednesday night in Gympie. He teaches using djembe, dun-dun, congas, bongos and something else I can’t pronounce. If any of you made it to the Mary River Festival on Saturday, you may have done his workshop and seen all us workshoppers perform (some rhythm which was a mix of latin american, voodoo, samba) which may have been responsible for the rain we had next day!
- Ziko is prepared to come and teach classes every week at Gheerulla Hall, if there is enough interest. Classes usually last 1 1/2 hours for $20, minimum 10 people. He has an hours’ drive each way to get here.
- Day would be Tuesday evening (he teaches Monday and Wednesday elsewhere)
- Time: start time anywhere between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm. (i.e. 5.00 pm, 5.30 pm, or 6.00 pm)
- Possible start dates – 21 November, or 28 November.
I urge to check out his webpage and Facebook link if you are interested. He also makes African harps, and plays other instruments. If you’ve always had a secret passion for African based drum music (and South American, and Cuban and the rest) then don’t let this opportunity pass.
So we can confirm with Ziko, can you respond to me if you are interested, preferably by 18 November, if we are to start on 21st. Many thanks,
In case you’re not aware, the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce is organising a trial bus service from Kenilworth to Nambour once a week. The important thing to note, is that it will pick up (and drop off) at Gheerulla by prior arrangement.
Currently, the bus goes on Wednesdays, departing from Kenilworth Info Centre at 10.00 am (passing Gheerulla about 10.15 / 10.20 am). The return cost is $8.00 only, but needs to be booked a day or so earlier. The route includes stops at the Nambour Hospital, Nambour Plaza, and Coles shops. It departs Nambour 2.30 pm from Nambour.
Yours truly is going this Wednesday, to enjoy the delights of a sojurn in Nambour. Join me!
This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast, and Sunshine Coast Council is supporting a range of events to celebrate. One of the events is the Sunshine Coast Festival of Community Halls, for which Gheerulla Hall is the auspicer. There will be a range of events at a number of the Community Halls all over the Sunshine Coast – there will be an event at a Hall near you!
The Launch of the Festival is on Tuesday 25 July, 10 – 11 am at Montville Hall, with the Mayor Mark Jamieson, Councillor Jenny MacKay, and Gheerulla Hall president Mary Ann Law, speaking about the Festival.
Above is an invitation to attend the Launch, which is open for members to attend. If you wish to attend, please RSVP for catering purposes, by 18th July, to email@example.com
If you need any more details, please call Kathy on 0458047272.