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Breathing Pavilion:
A Weekly Music Series
Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School

Breathing Pavilion, Ekene Ijeoma (2021). Photo: Kris Graves

Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.

Featured artist: Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School

Mr. Fitz offers a fun and welcoming class which focuses on improving students’ comfort on the drums, including the djembe and the congas. Mr. Fitz teaches rhythms from the Congo and west Africa, as well as rhythms from Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad. Mr. Fitz’s class introduces students to different time signatures, tempos and feelings. Ensemble playing helps students learn how to play with one another and develop a discerning ear.

Please adhere to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.

Breathing Pavilion is co-produced by Van Alen Institute and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, with support from Two Trees Management Co.