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Open Thursday Feb 9, Closed Friday for School workshop, Saturday  Feb 10 - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm or by appointment outside hours. Many out of town customers just call up and drop by. No obligation, look around, be amazed.  306-537-7181  

1801 Retallack St, Regina, SK  |  306 537 7181  |   joannec@sasktel.net


FACILITATOR JOANNE CROFFORD – A little more Cowbell Please

Joanne has experienced the positive effects of drumming on the development of music, language, communication, community building, and personal development. Known for creating a relaxed environment where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Joanne co-faciitates The Regina Drum Circle with Music Educator Marlene Hinz, teaches in-store Professional Development for teachers and community facilitators, hosts workshops with Qu’Appelle Health Region Caring Hearts Camp, and The Drumming for Growth program for youth in supported living programs. Workshops, drum circles, and training retreats, for church, school, community, corporate, festivals, and Creative Kids programs. Has studied drumming with traditional drummers from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and the Middle East and has completed an ORFF and World Music program and more recently the DRUMBEAT program developed by the Holyoake Institute of Australia, which includes increased therapeutic content with the drum as a life metaphor and learning tool. Founder of Cathedral Village Drum Circle 1996, Chair of major drum events including Heartbeat – Grey Cup 1995, Cathedral Arts Festival Drum Extravaganza, Ba Da Boom, Children’s Festival and Exhibition shows Odyssey and Beauty and the Bog, and most recently “Drumming the Village” – the first ever youth drum festival in Regina,  and continuing community drum activities. Performance history includes The Ghanadians with master drummer Joseph Ashong and husband Victor Tiede. Performed in Skin & Bone, Bandja, Jambalay, and the Tuesday Night Jam, supporting multi-cultural fundraisers for education, women’s health, and aids in Africa, and Cancer research, prevention, and treatment in Saskatchewan.

Owner of Boomtown Drums, 1801 Retallack St. Regina, Sk. 306- 537-7181. Open 11:30 am to 4:00 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat. or by appointment.  We are known for our dependable and good sounding Drums and Percussion at affordable prices.

Drums and small percussion for Schools, community, and professional musicians. .. .Workshop and Instrument Estimates on request.. .joannec@sasktel.net

DSCF7464  FACILITATOR CHRISTINA PHIPPS-KANTE, Participation and Engagement, Fun and Learning,  Celebrating Diversity of Expression, Exploration and Connection

Christina believes in community building through music.  Drum Circles allow people to listen and connect with others and their own inner voice.  She has seen the power of music to positively impact self esteem and confidence and allow people to take safe risks in exploring new aspects of themselves and the world around them. Christina grew up learning music; starting with the violin at the age of three, she went on to study piano, flute, guitar and hand drumming.  Travelling to Lesotho (Southern Africa) in 2007, she volunteered teaching music with high school students, orphans and disabled children.  She coordinated a donation of drums for the school, and brought drummers from Ghana to teach the children West African rhythms.  While in South Africa, she studied, performed and recorded with African musicians. Christina has a Bachelor of Social Work and close to 10 years of professional work experience in supporting and motivating positive change in individuals and families.  She attended the Advanced Drum Circle Facilitation training with Cameron Tummel, has completed certification in Medicine Wheel Teachings, Talking Circle facilitation and DRUMBEAT Facilitation Training.  This summer, she had the joy of co-facilitating a Community Drum Circle at the Ness Creek music festival with Jeffrey Vancha.  She has actively performed with Tribal Vibes Wildfire Productions since 2005, contributing original music, varied instrumentation, facilitation and creativity to the group, which performs for diverse and varied audiences and has hosted community drum circles.  As a songwriter and performer, she enjoys fusing original music with traditional music from around the world. To have a 10 week DRUMBEAT program delivered in your school or organization, contact Christina for more information at phippsc@yahoo.com.

Jv-6  FACILITATOR JEFF VANCHA – the power of music and drumming to grow relationships, bring joy and healing into our lives and hearts.  Jeff is interested in working with people of all ages and groups, connecting with them on drums and through percussion, to foster a lived sense of diversity, inclusion, community, empathy and empowerment in both recreational and educational settings. He has a long standing interest in art and music therapy and hopes to be able to share his interests with those on healing journeys.  Playing piano at age 6, drum kit at age 9, and more recently inspired to learn hand drumming from both modern and traditional perspectives. He began playing electric bass 6 years ago. One of his musical goals is to integrate traditional hand drumming into kit drum playing.  He has attended many workshops on traditional drumming including conga. Training includes Advanced Drum Circle Facilitation with Cameron Tummel. He has recently completed the first stage of DRUMBEAT accreditation. He is blessed to have worked on drumming and the drum kit with a few autistic young people. He has performed with Tribal Vibes for almost 2 years. A group dedicated to fusing modern and traditional music and dancing.  Tribal Vibes has enjoyed a fabulous 2014, highlighted by many workshops and performances at the Ness Creek Music Festival. One highlight of the festival for Jeff was co-facilitating a Community Drum Circle workshop with Christina Kante. He is interested in playing for change, to entertain and reach audiences with the power of artistic expression f!or personal growth and community development. ! Jeff has taught at the University of Regina for 15 years in the Department of Philosophy and Classics. For more information jvancha@sasktel.net