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Friday, August 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Liberation Drum Circles

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Liberation Drum Circles engages youth in social justice activism through community drumming and singing circles aimed to empower them in to bring change into their own communities. Through the process of being together, in rhythm, we will defend our human rights in the struggle for collective liberation. Liberation Drum Circles is equal parts community music school, peace and justice circle, fertile ground, and cultural group. 

Our Five Tangibles: PLAYS 
Percussion: We believe in drumming in community as a way to build bridges amongst people, and heal the world.
Liberation: We are committed to defending the human rights of the oppressed in the struggle for collective liberation.
Activism: We recognize that we are the change makers the world needs and that activism is our duty.
Youth: We recognize youth as an integral part of humanity. We celebrate, center and cherish youth.
Singing: We are committed to singing for ourselves, for those who cannot sing, and for those who have been silenced. 

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Martin Urbach

Doctoral Candidate in Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Percussionist Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach is a Latinx immigrant, educator, activist and composer. His work in the classroom is based on facilitating liberated spaces for youth to fall in love with music and to promote social justice through music making. He is currently a... Read More →

Friday August 4, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 779 - Ed Bldg 7th Floor 35 W 4th St., New York, NY 10012