Spirit and Soul 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Spirit and Soul
Drumming: Celebrating the Heartbeat of Communities

Concert and Reception: Thursday April 27, 7:30PM

The Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present this annual collaborative event.

This evening of drums, dance, song, and poetry will include world drumming styles of several communities.  Throughout history drums have played a role in nearly every known culture. Drums are used: to communicate; to celebrate and honor rites of passage; in spiritual and sacred ceremonies and rituals; to tell stories and pass  traditions on from generation to generation; for healing; for social dances and events; in warfare; to evoke energy; and to entertain. These drumming traditions serve to explore the rhythm of life in diverse and cosmopolitan settings.

This event will feature:  

  • Thorne and Wakinyan LaPointe Native American hand drums
  • Afoutayi Haitian dance,  music and drumming
  • West African drumming of Ghana
  • Pan Dimensions Steel Drum Band
  • Sansei Yonsei Kai dancers and Taiko drums
  • Scholarship and stories about the roles of drums in communities.

Neighbors for over 100 years The Basilica and MCTC often collaborate on events and programs that bring members of their communities together and connect them with the broader community. This event seeks to reflect and celebrate the richness and diversity of cultures present in our local community. 

Join us for this free community performance.