Upcoming Jams

Earth*tones in Confederation Park

Mark your calendars, join the tam tams at Arts Court on Sunday nights:

- October 24
- November 7, 14, 28
- December 5, 12, 19

Next Earth*tones jam:

Sunday, November 28, 2010
8-10 pm
Arts Court Studio B
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa   Map »

$5, all ages
Discounts available in advance.

Bring your djembe, durbeki, bodhrán, shakers, bike bell, flute, violin or xylophone. Beginners are welcome.

Because we jam in a dance studio, we need to leave our shoes and boots at the door to protect the hardwood floor. No food or drinks are allowed in the studio. See you at the drum circle on Sunday!

Visit www.earth-tones.ca for details about upcoming events.

Join the Earth*tones Facebook page and event for updates.

Contact Mike Buckthought at helios -at- ncf.ca to join the Earth*tones email list.

Jamming on 10/10/10

Earth*tones Zero-Carbon Jam, October 10, 2010On October 10, drummers and dancers gathered in Ottawa’s Confederation Park for the Zero-Carbon Jam, one of over 7000 planet-friendly events that took place during the global day of climate action.

A fun jam on Sunday, thanks to Raun, Linda, Jeremy, Lori, Faris, Lee, Lainie, Manuel and many other friends who joined us in the park.

If you missed the jam on Sunday, you can still listen to the Earth*tones beat. Manuel recorded the rhythms with a camera, and here’s a short music clip after some file conversion and editing. Click on the button below to listen.

Check out the great photos from the jam on 10/10/10. For info about upcoming Earth*tones jams, visit us online at www.earth-tones.ca. Join the Earth*tones Facebook page for updates.

After the global day of action on climate change, it’s time for our elected (and unelected) representatives to get to work. A climate bill is stalled in the Senate. Please take a moment to contact Senators to urge them to pass Bill C-311. We need Canada to commit to taking action to stop global warming. For inspiration for your letters, you can read this open letter to Senators.

Zero-Carbon Jam, 10/10/10

Earth*tones Drum and Dance Circle / Groupe de danse et percussions

Zero-Carbon Jam, 10/10/10

Sunday, October 10, 2010
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Confederation Park, Ottawa  Map »

photo-earth-tones-100x140On 10/10/10, join us for a zero-carbon jam. Switch off your iPod, your iMac and your CD player – and any other music-making gadget powered by electricity from dirty coal and nuclear energy.

We’re going off the grid. Turn on your imagination. We’ll be making our own music, jamming with drums, shakers, flutes and other acoustic instruments. Don’t have a musical instrument? Bring your bike bells, pots and dancing shoes.

Please help spread the word, join this Facebook event and invite your friends:


10/10/10 Global Work Party logoThis event is brought to you by Earth*tones and Dr. Lee Percussion. 10/10/10 will be a global day of climate action with over 7000 events in 188 countries. For more information visit 350.org.

Earth*tones is a community percussion group based in Ottawa, jamming with the djembés since 1999. During the spring, summer and fall, we jam in Confederation Park. We’ll be going indoors soon, starting October 24. Contact Mike Buckthought at helios -at- ncf.ca for info about our Sunday night jams.

Visit www.earth-tones.ca for details about upcoming events.