A truly gifted soul with a profound capacity for seeing into ordinary reality and discovering what is needed to bring healing, growth and transformation into your life. Onye is internationally known for his healing, teaching and music. He guides individuals to a deeper purpose and understanding of Self through the Grace of God. He brings the soul of African culture to create and teach a blend of the best of traditional and modern lifestyles to individuals, organizations and the world. Onye is an ordained Minister and recognized as a pioneer in bringing diverse communities together for personal and societal healing. He is the founder of ‘Village Rhythms’ whose programs offer a wide range of educational, entertainment and celebratory events and consulting services. He is a celebrated recording artist, performer, producer and composer.
Born in Nigeria, West Africa, Onye Onyemaechi has played and toured across the United States and Europe. He is not only a drummer but also a spiritual healer and visionary in the African Christian tradition. He will share and present the place of rhythms and drumming in West African healing society through sacred ceremonies and worship. Onye speaks openly and eloquently on the role of the healing drum and dance in traditional African cultures and society.
Please bring your musical and rhythmic instruments such as African percussion, hand drums, harps... Together, we’ll celebrate life, peace, unity and building healing community.
Please arrive on time. Session will be closed once it starts due to the deep experiential nature of this program.
To understand the African sensibility of drumming and dance is to experience its cultural and spiritual heritage. The echo of the sound penetrates the human psyche and operates in profound ways familiar and mysterious. It is a spiritual practice that represents the heartbeat of the people.
You learn first hand a unique approach to the fundamentals of rhythms and its healing qualities. Discover self-mastery approaches using the powerful language of sound, thoughts and prayers. Learn how to transform any less-than-ideal situations into occasions for fulfillment, accomplishment, and personal success. Working together, we can forge union of body, heart and soul; and make our world friendlier and a better place to coexist. Our mission is to build unity and to love one another through Grace!
Please bring a drum or percussion instruments and wear comfortable clothing.
Goal: To integrate the ancient wisdom of rhythm into modern society and to facilitate the experience of authentic African rhythm languages, patterns and techniques.
- To learn basic techniques and compositions with emphasis on the spiritual and healing components of drum rhythms and trance states and the influence they exert on every day life,
- To learn to develop intuitive improvisation and the attitude of native musicianship while having fun making joyful music, and
- To rediscover the Mystery through music and how it heals your world and that of others.