SHERMAN - Sherman welcomes back the 5th annual Great Rhythm Revival on August 1-3, 2014. The event is directed by Jim Donovan who is an award winning educator and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band Rusted Root
The event takes place on the site of the popular Great Blue Heron Music Festival 2361 Wait Corners Rd. Panama, NY 14767 and is being co-hosted by Julie and Steve Rockcastle of the Great Blue Heron and Green Heron Growers.
"The Great Rhythm Revival " is a three day retreat where Donovan and a host of world-class musicians, teachers will lead participants in a series of musical and personal development workshops including; Drum and Chant Meditation, African Djembe Drum and Dance, Hatha Yoga, Shamanic Journey, Sacred Intimacy, Transformative Writing, All-percussion, Energy Medicine, Women's Sacred Circles, Intro to Men's Work, Afro-Cuban Drumming, Sound Healing, and Kundalini Yoga.
In the evenings, participants enjoy two nights of live music with Donovan's popular percussive based band The Sun King Warriors from Pittsburgh, PA and the Spiral Rhythms Ecstatic Dance Experience from Cleveland, OH.
The event is 18 and over unless accompanied by a parent. All workshops are beginner friendly and assume you have no musical experience. Drums are provided for the drumming workshops. This event is rain or shine and free camping is available.
Delicious and healthy meals will prepared by onsite chefs. The majority of the food for the Revival is local, GMO free, organically grown and raised onsite by Green Heron Growers in Sherman, NY.
Participants can choose from three ways to attend the Great Rhythm Revival.
1. Full weekend pass which includes all workshops and concerts for the entire event. $199
2. One Day Pass which includes all workshops and concerts for the day chosen $89 per day
3. Saturday evening concert, drum circle and "Night Lights at the Heron" experience. $15 at the gate after 7:00 PM. The Saturday night concert event is all ages.
Event details at a glance:
Dates: Fri-Sun. August 1, 2, 3, 2014
Venue: The Heron 2361 Wait Corners Rd. Panama, NY 14767
Workshop Descriptions: www.greatrhythmrevival.com/workshops.htm
About the Director:
Jim Donovan M.Ed. Leadership, is a multi-platinum recording artist and inspirational educator whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect people through the power of group music making. In his work, Donovan offers effective programs for corporate, university, health care and public environments focused on using music as a tool to teach team synergy, leadership, and wellness. His specialty is making the benefits of group music making accessible to anyone, regardless of ability.
Donovan regularly offers corporate and university programs in the US and Europe. His past clients include Vanguard, Weston Solutions, Del Monte, Johnson and Johnson, FED EX Ground University, Celgene Corporation, Adagio Healthcare, Alban Institute, Medrad, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Indiana University and many others.
Donovan is a founding member of the 90's band Rusted Root which sold over 3 million records to date. He has appeared on the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien shows and his music with the band is featured major motion pictures such as Ice Age, Twister, Matilda as well as on network TV shows American Idol and Party of Five.
His touring work with Rusted Root provided him with ample opportunity to share the stage with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, Sting, and The Allman Brothers among others.
He holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he is the chairman of the Fine Arts Department.
Donovan lives with his wife and three incredible kids in Western, Pennsylvania.