Welcome! to everyone I met on Saturday at the Denton Community Market and a GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Make Music Day events on Tuesday. I've been hoping to make this year's Make Music Day event the biggest yet. We filled the east side of the courthouse lawn during the Musical Storytime Puppet Show and there were so many kids singing, dancing, and playing music with us that I almost forgot it was slightly, unbearably hot. It was an amazing show and we can't wait to perform for you again. Thanks to the Denton Main Street Association for having us on a special Tuesday Twilight Tunes! It was magical.
Thank you all so much for a wonderful week full of fun music events!
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Once upon a time, the storyteller was the book, the movie, the tv show, and the soundtrack to a people’s history. Nothing was written down so someone had to be given the task of memorizing their history and making sure the people remembered but just “talking at them” got boring after a while. One storyteller decided to add drums and created a spoken word history. The people loved it and stomped or clapped along. Another added some lines of singing to give the dramatic moments more emphasis. The people were entranced and asked for their favorite singing parts again and again. When the reed flute was created, it too was added to the story…and so it went as more instruments from animal hides, strings, wood, and metal were created, they too became part of the storyteller’s repertoire. Some even created costumes and painted objects to enhance their storytelling – giving rise eventually to the gleeman who entertains through elaborated histories with music, costumes, staging, and jokes. The first historians were also the first performers, the first musicians, the first authors, the first composers, the first comedians, and the first artists. I meet them still today. You think this is about you but I’ve met you many times all my life in many places around the world. And every single time, I think you are beautiful.
Please comment to share about your experience at tonight's Music & Mindfulness Meditation group.
Tonight we have the North Texas Daily filming our meditation group so I'm providing this space for anyone who wants to share their experience in our meditation, anonymously if you like! You can also email pictures of you art to me if you like me to add it to this post. Thanks for helping me build a meditation community in Denton.
You can also download the transcript from tonight if you'd like to participate from home. Your only payment is a comment about your experience.