Lance Lu is a shekere specialist, teaching and performing Afro-Cuban style shekere for over a decade. His teachers include Dennis Miu, Michael Spiro, Ricardo Cane, Jesus Alphonso, Regino Jimenez, and Sandy Perez. He has performed with diverse musical artists, including Abdul Doumbia, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Tony Gable, Yerba Buena, the Supersones, MangoSon, and his own group, Out of My Gourd. His workshops have been well attended by professional and amature persussionists throughout the the history of the WRF. Lance is also a dancer, specializing in Cuban popular dance. His teachers include Roberto Borrell, Jose Baroso, and Maiensy Sanchez. He has performed dance concerts with TropiCuba and Yerba Buena. Recently, Lance has performed concerts with Charanga Danzon, featured as a guest artist both as a dancer and as a percussionist.
Simone has been teaching, composing and performing on hand drums since 1987. From 1992 to 1999, she directed Ladies Don’t Drum, an all-female percussion ensemble. “Ladies” performed and recorded with the Seattle Men’s Chorus, Maya Angelou, and Bobby McFerrin, among others. They recorded the CD, “Nailin’ It.” Since 1991, when she created Drumming & The Holistic Expression of Rhythm, Simone has brought the magic of rhythmic expression to thousands across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Locally, she offers drumming classes for every level and gender. Simone also brings her drums to parties, schools, corporate events, Special Populations, and everywhere the Spirit of the Drum leads her.
Nine Mile Falls, WA
Heidi Jo Landin
Lulu Leathley has facilitated events for hundreds of people from birth to one hundred and six! From cancer patients at the BC Cancer Lodge to pre-school children in Victoria, Lulu has brought instruments from around the world, rhythm games and a wide range of activities which encourage everyone to join in the fun! Lulu Leathley builds on her experiences with children, welderlies, special populations and corporate groups to introduce the wonders of rhythm for bringing people together. Her facilitation credentials include certification by Village Music Circles, endorsement by REMO, and HealthRHYTHMS training.
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