The Healing Force features Joseph Anderson, his daughter Sonji Anderson, and son Karim Anderson. This family of performers/educators has been offering their special brand of music and storytelling in communities all over North Carolina and the country for over 25 years. They are well-known for their acapella singing style, their spirited drumming style, and their stories that always carry a message. Audience-participation is a standard, whatever the ages of the audiences! They’ve traveled the country and abroad, sharing cultural education and enlightenment through traditional African music, drumming, dancing, and educational experiences. By offering performances (including “The Rhythm of the Drum”) , workshops (such as drum circles), and residencies in schools, colleges, universities, churches, libraries, at festivals, retreats, camps, after-school programs, and the like, The Healing Force makes their motto, “Serving the Comm
The Second Line Stompers are based in the Raleigh area that plays New Orleans Jazz which is also sometimes described as Early Jazz, Dixieland or Traditional Jazz. Each player comes from many years of experience playing in and leading numerous different musical groups in the region, such as: Gregg Gelb Swing Band, King Rippers, Atomic Rhythm All Stars, Countdown Quartet, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Dick Gable All Stars, and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra.
Drum Circle in the Butterfly Garden
Join the drumming & dancing fun in the really awesome drumming circle. Bring your own drum or borrow one of the loaners, if you like. Or…you could also just dance & sway to the beat of the drums. Feel the music all through your body!
The Gypsee Lights HOOP Troupe is a group of HOOPERS that meet every Monday at Studio Eleve’ in Kernersville, NC. The routine, choreographed by Sheryl Pope, will be performed by Sheryl and her Monday HOOP students and herself. Please come out & try a HOOP class sometime! They will perform one piece, followed by 2 pieces by the Greensboro HOOPERS.