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Star Party!

I guess they thought Star Party sounded better than Astronomy Geekfest. Which I mean in a totally fantastic way, and I still would have gone if it were called that, but I suppose I can see how it might scare … Continue reading

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castanets

One of the things that probably attracted me to flamenco is the percussive aspect of it. The dancing itself, then there’s hand claps, and then there’s castanets. (Well and there may be other things, but I’m not very far into … Continue reading

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Bailamos!

And for something a little different! I was looking through the Parks and Rec class schedule, and Flamenco caught my eye. We’ve had a couple of meetings now, and it’s super fun. Part of it is the joy of being … Continue reading

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Workshop with Yoshikazu Fujimoto

The day after the wonderful concert from Yoko Fujimoto, we had a workshop from her husband, Yoshikazu Fujimoto, at Sonoma County Taiko. Most of the time we spent on Wachi Daiko, a festival piece from his home town. It’s exuberant and joyful, … Continue reading

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don’t know much about

I’m taking an anatomy class at the JC, the first session was Sunday afternoon. At the start, we introduced ourselves and why we were there. There’s a mix of folks there for general interest, some folks in or getting in … Continue reading

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North American Taiko Conference 2011

North American Taiko Conference had 3 two and a half hour long workshop sessions: the first on Friday afternoon, the second Saturday morning and the third Saturday afternoon. Many of the workshop leaders and assistants were from North America, but … Continue reading

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stretcheese

The beginning of April I took another cheesemaking class with Mary Karlin through Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education. This one was Making Mozzarella & Her Stretched Curds Relatives. These types of cheeses are also known as the pasta filata family. … Continue reading

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