Drum to the Dance of Life

The Original Wisdom of Ancient Villages

I have had the opportunity here in Phoenix with local ensembles and dancers and as tour guide in the Musical Instrument Museum to witness elements of ethnomusicology that traces the roots of music and dance integration to early indigenous village communities,  as in Africa, with more functional fusions of health, fitness, work, entertainment and spirit, now percolating through our modern segmented society, for example in drum circles, ethnic ensembles and fitness dancing.
I am in the process of incorporating these elements and electronic music for percussion, dance and science of music applications for education and fitness application.

— David Hale, World Dance Percussion 

“Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving. The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI. It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life. In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it. It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that feeds the senses and reminds us all how essential it is.” (FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm) original version by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg, (2010, October 25).
Retrieved October 14, 2017,
Watch the amazing video > FOLI   from https://youtu.be/lVPLIuBy9CY)

For dance and drum events in the Phoenix Area, click > ON FACEBOOK  and then Events on the left.

About David Hale MS Biophysical Sciences, Linkedin Profile

Percussion with Kids

Drumming with kids, autism in the Dallas Morning News

Related Coursework

Applied Cognition and Neuroscience,  University of Texas, Dallas
Anatomy and Physiology, Richland Community College, Dallas
Recreation Therapy Program, University of North Texas
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix: Intercultural Communication, Electronic Music, Latin Dance Percussion. Spring: Rhythmic Awareness Dance, Exercise Physiology

Completed: West-african-drumming-master-workshop

Drumming Sounds Facilitator Training Certificates 2016,2015:

View My > wellness-balance-diagram. A simple thought visualization of the health music and dance spectrum.

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