National Night Out in the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 07-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Community events like National Night Out are what bring everyone together collectively, while connecting people with the resources that they need,” says Marvin Thomas, Heartside Downtown Neighborhood leader. The Heartside Downtown...

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57th traditional Pow Wow to take place September 8-9 at Riverside Park

by (Grand Valley Am...)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

This Pow Wow is something to experience. Whether it is your first time at a pow wow or your tenth, you will enjoy the excitement, the color, the dancing, drumming, crafts and food! This year the event takes place at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on...

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Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to “bullet proof” in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. The Brooklyn-based band incorporates jazz, funk, and African drumming to their sound as well as...

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Join a drum circle at Wilcox Park

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Community Drum Circle hosts public drum circles every Saturday at Wilcox Park from 6 p.m. until dusk. They hope to create an environment to stir the community together. The group says the public is encouraged to join them, and to...

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Music lovers walk across Michigan to raise funds to bring drumming ensemble from Ghana to GR

by (jessgladden)

Submitted 04-27-2011 under NEWS

Did you have to walk to school as a child? Maybe. Did you have to walk 12 miles every day to get to school? Probably not. For children around the world, walking 12 miles is not uncommon. Many children are unable to attend school due to the distance...

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From Tahiti to the Mall: Drumming with Paili Francisco

by (dizzyjd)

Submitted 05-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A mall at 7:30 am on any day is usually the domain of security guards and mall walkers. Last Saturday, those habitually early risers were greeted by the rapid-fire sound of wood striking wood and the boom of a bass drum. While the Community Room at...

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