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Easter Bana Kuma Drum and Dance Retreat 2020

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Omori Lodge

55 Omori Road

Omori, Waikato 3381

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Join us for the next chapter of last years critically acclaimed full North Island Bana Kuma Camp!

A brand new location this year at Omori Lodge, Set in the hillside overlooking lake Taupo with free camping, or luxurious rooms depending on your preference or budget. We are raising the bar on the accommodation once again this year. with beautiful polished floors, a snug fire pit, and even a spa pool to soak after a long day of drumming and dancing.
https://www.omorilodge.co.nz/

Using the power of drum and dance, this four day retreat will support you in the manifestation of your divine creative energy by embodying universal wisdom expressed in music and dance arrangements. This unique experience will be enabled by legendary composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and medium Chris Berry.

Over the course of the retreat, Chris will guide us in African inspired musical arrangements, songs, dances, and stories that resonate with forces of the natural world. Using the elements and archetypes of earth, water, fire, and air to represent the process of manifestation, and tap into our subconscious processes that hinder or enable the creative flow that Chris refers to as Bana Kuma (literally meaning sacred altering, or the process by which thoughts become reality). This will culminate in a drum and dance ceremony on the Sunday night intended to empower the personal intentions of all who contribute their energy. No previous drumming or dancing experience is necessary.

The Program for the weekend will run roughly as follows:

Thursday 9th of April:
- Arrival from 4pm – Settle in, Meet and Greet. Jams.

Friday 10th of April
- 9:00 – 11:00 – Drum session
- 11:00 – 12:30 – Dance session
- 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
- 1:30 – 3:30 – Drum session
- 3:30 – 5:00 – Dance session
- 5:00 – 8:00 – Dinner / free time
- 6:30 – 8:00 – Optional Beginners drum class with Nathan Bregmen
- 8:00 – late – Music and stories by fireside led by Chris Berry

Saturday 11th of April
- 9:00 – 11:00 – Drum session
- 11:00 – 12:30 – Dance session
- 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
- 1:30 – 3:30 – Drum session
- 3:30 – 5:00 – Dance session
- 5:00 – 8:00 – Dinner / free time
- 6:30 – 8:00 – Optional Advanced Drummers class with Chris Berry
- 8:00 – late – Variety show. Participant performance opportunity. Share your talents with the community. Contact to book a spot.

Sunday 12th of April
- 9:00 – 11:00 – Drum session
- 11:00 – 12:30 – Dance session
- 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
- 1:30 – 3:30 – Drum session
- 3:30 – 5:00 – Dance session
- 5:00 – 8:00 – Dinner / Ceremony Prep
- 8:00 – late – Bana Kuma Ceremony

Monday 13th of April
- 9:00am – 1:30pm – Record learning material, say goodbyes, pack up, and vacate.

RATES:
Early bird - $390 (Payed before 09/02/2020) (camping included)

Regular Rate - $420 (camping included)

Shared Room single bed - $50 (limited numbers)

Shared Room double bed- $75?(queen bed - limited numbers)

Private room 2 x single beds - $100 (very limited numbers)

Drum hire $10

Children 12 and under – Free if camping

Contact Nathan to pay via Bank Transfer: nbregmen@gmail.com, 0211567712

ABOUT CHRIS BERRY

Chris began his musical journey as a youth inspired by the incredible melodics of the Zimbabwean Mbira. His passion for the instrument and the culture that created it led him to live amongst the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, where he was bestowed with the title Gwenyambira meaning ‘one whose music calls the spirits.’

In subsequent years his journey expanded from music-making into mediumship, under the guidance of Shona wisdom keepers and spirit mediums. He then embarked upon a journey to share the great potential of musical creation with communities worldwide, using story-telling, melodic instrumentalism, song, drumming and movement to activate a phenomenon known as N’jinji (literally a channel that opens between the physical and spirit realms). This is the high-vibrational sensation that musicians sense when everything is ‘in the pocket,’ and when time and space seem to lose their hold. The state of mind this invokes creates the ultimate condition for healing and ancestral communion.

For more information about Chris Berry’s Bana Kuma, please visit www.chrisberrymusic.org.

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