A native of Guyana, South America, Abby is no stranger to dance and music. Her passion for rhythm was awakened upon her discovering the Seattle World Rhythm Festival in 1999. She began facilitating her own drum circles after attending Arthur Hull's Hawaii Facilitators Playshop in 2010. Abby discovered that some people found drum circles intimidating, often hearing objections such as, "But I'm not a drummer!" This led her to focus on "found sound". With the addition of voice, body percussion, and available percussion toys, she invites you to discover how to play with rhythm in an encouraging environment where you can listen, interact, connect and groove to ONE pulse. Abby lives in British Columbia, and currently leads Rhythm Circles in Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster and Chilliwack. When travelling, she shares her playful, rhythmic spirit wherever she goes.
Abby is teaching two workshops:
Found Sound Rhythm Circle is the joy of percussion though the discovery of found sound. The Found Sound Rhythm Circle gets your creative juices flowing as we discover common things that can be made into rhythmic instruments – chairs, water bottles, zippers? What will you bring? Our discovered “instruments” along with body percussion and voice will be used to create new improvisations with the use of rhythmic games that encourage listening, interacting, connecting and grooving to ONE pulse. Bring your “found sound” for this rhythm circle. Fun for all ages.