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Rural Soul News


5/1/16: Bolokada Conde at Rural Soul!

Bolokada Conde will be gracing Rural Soul with his djembefola presence on the first day of May!  Bolokada is an engaging and energetic teacher and performer who spreads joy wherever he goes.  He shares his music and culture with a charisma that is captivating to all ages.

Sunday, May 1st
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4/27/16: RS Spring Break 2016 Music, Art, Movement MANDALAS!

Join Rural Soul instructor Chelsie Henderson, with special guest Elin Cary (yoga instructor, Elements of Bodywork) for a half day of music, art and movement, all connected to the theme of Mandalas. We will begin our day with fun and centering yoga and movement practices. Next we will jump into Read More


1/30/16: Rural Soul Community Potluck and Drumming Fest!

Rural Soul presents its first ever African Drumming Fest! The evening will feature the Youth Drumming Ensemble, the debut of the Women’s Drumming Ensemble and Wayne White’s Adult Drumming Ensemble. This event will begin with a community potluck (featuring pizza from 9mileseast Pizza) and end with a family drum circle. Read More


12/19/15: Holiday Caroling with Rural Soul

Children and adults are invited to Rural Soul’s 3rd Annual Holiday Caroling on Main Street in Greenwich.

Singers meet at 103 Main Street at 10:30 a.m. to warm up and rehearse carols. Then the singers hit downtown Greenwich with jovial holiday singing and smiles. By 12:30 p.m. we wind our Read More


12/5/15: Family Drumming Fun!

Families are invited to an educational and fun-filled drumming experience with Rural Soul music instructors Chelsie Henderson and Wayne White! Children of all ages and their parents or caregivers can expect to meet and play the African drums (djembes and doundouns), learn a song or two, and play drumming games Read More


11/22/15: Rural Soul Music Fest: “Gratitude”

Sunday, November 22nd is the next Rural Soul student Music Fest!  We encourage all students to participate, even those who may have just be starting their instrument this year.  This Music Fest is invitation only as our venue space is SMALL.

Rural Soul Music Fest: Gratitude

Sunday, November 22nd

Chelsie’s … Read More


11/16/15: Rural Soul Tykes is BACK!

Join Ms. Katy for a 6 week session of our Rural Soul Tykes program, for children ages 12 months – 4 years! All tots and their caregivers are invited to sing, dance, play instruments, and spread some musical joy! We will explore instruments and our voices, play musical movement games, Read More


11/15/15: More Drumming for Adults!

Wayne White offers a November/December session of African drumming classes at Rural Soul.

Pre-registration and payment are required by Friday, November 13: Contact Chelsie at chelsie@ruralsoul.com or (518) 531-8828

Five Sundays: November 15 and 22; December 6, 13 and 20.
6:30-7:30 pm
Rural Soul Studio B – 90 Broad Street, Read More


9/27/15: Fall Series of African Drumming for Teens and Adults

Dust off those djembes! Get the kinks out of your hands!  

Join African drumming instructor Wayne White at Rural Soul for a mixed level (beginner to late intermediate) African drumming five-class session.  Wayne has been playing djembe for over 20 years and teaching for 10 years. He enjoys sharing his Read More


6/6/15: Rural Soul Music Fest 2

Rural Soul Music Fest: Peace Through Music
Saturday, June 6th
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Students arrive at 1:00 pm
Seventy Main, Greenwich
Please bring a snack/treat to share
Pay-what-you-can will be accepted at the door for our Instrument Fund… Read More