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About the Rhythm Workers
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| - The Rhythm Workers Union consists
of many levels and styles of musical talent and skill, and this helps
us to create music with a unique balance of experience and idealism
-- structure and spontaneity. Some RW's are full into the drumming
aspect of the group, whereas others are interested in singing/songwriting,
and still others play woodwinds and add a dancing aspect to the group.
| We have performed in front of
staged audiences. In performances we concentrate on balance, blend
and harmony and add various instruments that have included the
Djeridoo, oboe, Bouzouki, flute, Sitar, harmonica and more. As more
people join the group, more interesting instruments and ideas add
to the mix. In contrast, our street performances and drum circles
are more drum and percussion heavy, although still maintaining sensitivity
with regard to volume and balance.
Most of our songs are originals, and others are covers of well-known
or well-liked songs from the civil rights movement, labor movement,
various anti-war movements and even the rainbow gathering movement.
Our songs and set list are open for additions and changes as the groups
grows and expands.
On a seasonal basis, the RWU go out of town for a retreat, spending
a few days concentrating intensely on improving our musicality while
building our trust and community as well. We cook and eat meals
together, swim, go on nature walks, and spend plenty of time jamming
in addition to the more serious rhythm work.