Relax, revitalize and restore your spirit through RHYTHM
Watch a highlight reel of African-themed HealthRHYTHMS
Relax, revitalize and restore your spirit through RHYTHM. Japanese percussionist Kumi Masunaga will be your guide on Zoom.
Welcome to the fun-filled journey of music and connections. This one-hour special online programme is designed to uplift your energy, boost your immune system, and improve your mood through the power of music. Prior music experience is not needed.
You'll be making music on your lap, a table or a 'Found Sound' instrument in your home. If you have a hand drum, percussion and/or other musical instrument, you are welcome to use them. Watch this video for some easy & simple 'Found Sound' instrument ideas and this video to learn how to set up your audio on Zoom.
Voices from participants
"Being in the moment with others and able to release and be creative with a sense of privacy; I would usually feel a little reserved to sing if everyone could hear me."
"This was a lovely and fun event. Your energy and playfulness are refreshing and uplifted me. Thank you Kumi."
"The programme helped me to open up, be uplifted and to find deep freedom within; a whole new experience for me! "
"Loved the creative session in which I could imagine myself walking in a jungle listening to bird's song. I feel relaxed."
"HealthRHYTHMS is a here-and-now experience; it takes you away from your current worries and fears. It gives your mind a good rest. Also, it is a communal experience. By drumming in unison with others, you enjoy the communal feeling, rather than focusing just on the self. A wonderful programme!"
CancerLink, Hong Kong Cancer Fund
HealthRHYTHMS® is an evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout. On a deeper level, it builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others. It is not really about drumming, but uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. This system can be integrated as a therapeutic strategy in group counseling sessions, support groups, rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, elderly facilities and more.
"Kumi's session "Drumming for Health - even ONLINE" was relevant, thoughtful, clear, professional and most of all, IT WAS FUN! She exceeded our expectations!" -- Percussive Arts Society International Convention Committee