Coming Events

  2012 Schedule for Alycin Hayes

May 2012 - The Stratford Adventure of Adrian & Tiddlywinks by John Sullivan Hayes is now in print and available to buy online on

There will be official launch of the book in Stratford, Ontario, Canada May 29th.

(Time and exact location to be announced)

March 14, Film Festival SFCC Film Challenge, Winner of open category and winner of Best of Show  Alycin starred in the short film  "Mama's Will"

March 30th, Friday,  7 to 10 pm  Downtown Artwalk, Gainesville Florida
Tatanka Oyate - Alycin, Maggie & Randall Tah-ka' Snow -  Native American Music - with flute and percussion

April 4, Wednesday 10 AM to Noon
Alycin & Chimo Gipsy playing at Shake Rag 10 am to Noon, Melrose, Florida

"The Stratford Adventure of Adrian and Tiddlywinks" by John Sullivan Hayes will be published this summer
in time for the 60th Anniversary of The Stratford Festival.

Check back for future dates ...


January 31, Tuesday at 7pm
3 Day Film Making Challenge Premier.  We had only 3 days to write, shoot and edit a film
Alycin Hayes and her dog Panda the Therapy dog will be staring in "A Poisonous Mixture" one of the 15 short films that will be showing at Gator Cinemas out by the Oaks Mall, Gainesville, Florida.  Admission: $2

February 14, Tuesday 7:30pm to 10pm Valentine's Day
With Progressive Madness at the Kickin Devil Gainesville, Florida

February 15, Wednesday, 5 - 7pm
With Progressive Madness Downtown Gainesville Farmers   Market   Gainesville, Florida

February 24, Friday,  7 pm to 10 pm  Downtown Artwalk, Gainesville Florida
@  Lunch Box,104 Southeast 1st Ave.
Alycin & Randall Tah-ka' Snow -  Native Flute and Drums

March 7, Wednesday 10 am - Noon
Alycin &  Chimo Gipsy playing at Shake Rag 10 am to Noon, Melrose, Florida

  11, Sunday 3pm to 4
pm, Gainesville Citizen's Co-op
Alycin & Chimo Gipsy


Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st - Alycin will be an Emcee at the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival in St Augustine, Florida. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 30th - Alycin will singing some of her songs following Panda the Therapy Dog's act at Satchel's Lighten Salvage, Gainesville, Florida.

Friday, April 8 th-  ROCK THE PLANET TOUR - Alycin will be performing with Progressive Madness and several other bands at The Florida Theatre/The Venue, 222 University Ave, Gainesville, Florida.

Ticketweb for tickets to Rock the Planet Tour

Saturday, APRIL 9th - WISE WOMAN FESTIVAL Alycin will be performing with the Blues Sisters  at the Wise Woman's Festival, Hampton, Florida  For tickets and more info:

Alycin recorded two of her new songs last summer in Canada. You can hear  these songs on    or buy the download on CD Baby
You may also watch Alycin's music youtube which has been received with great popularity in Asia

Check back for future dates

Coming One Day...
featuring some instruments Alycin Hayes designed for the elephants to play

Past Events 2010
January  16, Saturday - 9:00 pm with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS,   Kickin' Devil Cafe
2 Blocks West of Sonnys off Waldo Road, 2017 NE 27th Ave, Gainesville FL, FL 32609
(352) 505-6660   Cover $3

January 29,  Satchel's Lightening Salvage, Gainesville, Florida with Progressive Madness

February 27,Satchel's Lightening Salvage, Gainesville, Florida with Progressive Madness

March 27, Saturday, 8:30 pm with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS,   Kickin' Devil Cafe    Gainesville, FL

April 1 - 14  Alycin will be touring Holland, France, Germany,  Belgium and Luxembourg  

April 16th, Friday, 8:30 pm with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS,   Kickin' Devil Cafe    Gainesville, FL

May 22, Saturday, 8:30 pm Alycin will be playing with with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS,   Kickin' Devil Cafe    Gainesville, FL

May 30, Saturday,  Mainstage about Noon - Alycin Hayes will be playing the leading role in the Indigenous Species Parade Theatre's production for the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Florida

Past Events in 2009
February 7, Saturday 5:00pm
Farm to Family - Full Moon Music
Alachua, Florida
Alycin will be performing at this monthly mini music Festival with Progressive Madness
Come for an afternoon & evening of music played by several bands under the stars. Stay overnight & camp for free. Gates open at 2pm. Show starts at 4pm. Progressive Madness plays at 5pm.

February 14, Saturday- Tim & Terry's Music & More
Gainesville, Florida
Alycin will be performing special loves songs for Valentine's Day with Progressive Madness 10:00pm

February 28,  Saturday - Satchels/Lightning Salvage 
1800 NE 23rd Ave. Gainesville, Florida
  Get directions
Enjoy great Pizza at the coolest venue in town and watch Alycin perform with Progressive Madness from 6-9pm.
March 4, WHAT THE ANIMALS TELL ME   Live Internet Radio Show
Wednesday evening 8:30 pm to 9pm EST
Alycin will be interviewed on this live internet radio show. the topic will be communicating with horses.  Tune in online from anywhere in the world!
ANIMAL LOVERS - What the Animals Tell Me every Wed night 8:30-9PM EST This program is  both informative and entertaining  giving you tools and tips to deepen and improve your relationship with  animals.  Call ins welcome

March 7, Saturday Alycin will be playing at a private party.

March 28, Saturday, Red Dog Music Fest 2009  Music, Food & Fun
 6:40pm, 12542 US 301,  Starke, Florida
with Progressive Madness at 6pm

A Benefit for Hampton Veteran's Memorial Fund

April 8th to 15th -  Alycin will be doing Integrated Equine Bodywork on the horses at the Brewer Elliott Ranch in Breckenridge, Texas.

April 25, Saturday
8:00 pm Junkyard Jam Music Festival, 1226 County Rd 20A, Hawthorne, Florida (turn right at the flashing light on 26 that is 4 miles East of the Hawthorne 301 over pass & look for a sign on the right )
with Progressive Madness
also playing Lars Din, Temp Taboo & 441
Starts at 8pm & after the bands play there is a music jam that goes into the night...(a sort of "Farm to Family" 20 miles East of downtown Gainesville)  $10.00- includes Free Camping & a Free Keg (while it lasts) Progressive Madness play at 10pm
May 1, Friday
7:30 to 11pm at  Kickin' Devil Cafe, 2017 NE 27th Ave, Gainesville Florida  Phone (352) 505-6660
(located not far behind Sonny's BBQ on Waldo Rd)
with Blues Sisters Flash Silvermoon & Omi Aladora Aamu for a night of high energy music from Blues, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Motown and worldbeat!
 Great food! Beer & Wine. $5.00 cover

May 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, St. Augustine, Florida
Emcee at the Loading Ramp Stage

May 8, Friday
6 pm  Satchel's /Lightnin Salvage, 1800 NE 23rd Ave., Gainesville, Florida
with Progressive Madness
May 16, Saturday
with Flash Silvermoon
also performing an   Equine Bodywork Demonstration with Flash's horse, Chinamoon
Intuitive Equine Bodywork is  an integrated, evolving, harmonized mix of Masterson Method , Equine Stretching, Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Horse Yoga and Massage directed primarily by what the horse communicates to me that she needs through her body language.
Masterson you tube

May 22, Friday
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL, White Springs, Florida
Emcee at the Azalea Stage

May 29, Friday
7:30 to 11pm at  Kickin' Devil Cafe, 2017 NE 27th Ave, Gainesville, Florida, 32609 
Phone (352) 505-6660  (located not far behind Sonny's BBQ on Waldo Rd)
playing with Progressive Madness starting with our more Acoustic songs and ending with our famous Suwannee Folk  Rock    Great food!    Beer & Wine

June 19, Friday
Tim & Terry's Music & More, Gainesville, Florida
 Grant Peeples and Friends

August 10, Monday -  Black Swan Coffee House Revival
7 - 10:30 pm, Knox Church, 142 Ontario St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Alycin with Melba Bingman & other Perth County Conspiracy (does not exist) alumini

September 16 - 19
Working at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

October 16, Friday
8:00 pm
, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Gainesville, Florida
Alycin Hayes with Progressive Madness

October 30, Friday,  Kickin Devil Halloween Costume Party!!
with Alycin Hayes
& the Progressive Madness Special Halloween Show
8:30 pm til the Devil makes us stop
Kickin' Devil Cafe, 2017 NE 27th Ave, Gainesville, Florida, 32609  - Cover $6.00.
Wear a costume, dance & have fun with your old favorite Halloween songs

Great Costume Prizes
!   Best Costume, Best Devil Costume, Best Pole Dancer in Costume ( must pole dance)  - Dinner coupon for two,  Gift from French Addiction Lingerie, Original painting by Pateh,  Progressive Madness T-Shirts, new CD's & more!
Come out for a Ghoulish night of fun - (in case of Zombies UF's Zombie Disaster plan will be used.

November 6-8 
The FEI World Endurance Championship 2008

Terengganu, Malaysia 
Alycin wil be working with the Canadian Endurance Team's top rider Ruth Sturley and her horse Super Sport at the FEI World Endurance Championship  2008 
( the Olympics of Endruance Riding) that will take place at the sprawling Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) in Lembah Bidong, Terengganu, Malaysia. There will be a live video link the night of the race so you too can watch this amazing 100 mile horse race through the Malaysian jungle.    

FEBRUARY 2, SATURDAY, 10:00 am Gainesville Holistic Health Fair 
Gainesville, Florida. I am giving a presentation on my Healing Inner Rhythm Workshops.
"HEALING INNER RHYTHM EXPRESSION Workshop - Learn to freely express and heal your inner rhythms through music and traditional rituals.  Sound Expressionist, Alycin Hayes practices Healing Inner Rhythm Sound Expression, a unique form of healing music where participants receive and give healing vibrations balancing the Yin compassion and Yang dragon. Alycin uses percussion music to direct positive creative energy combined with traditional rituals that include movement, vocalization, breathing, visualization and healing stones. "

3009 N. Ponce DeLeon Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida
Playing percussion  music with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS

Recording with Progressive Madness Taylor Made Music, Gainesville, Florida

FEBRUARY 23, SATURDAY,  Gourdin on the River - 10th Annual Florida Gourd Show
Palatka, Floirda.  Sign up for my  afternoon " Play Your Gourd" workshop.
"PLAY YOUR GOURD Workshop- For centuries gourds have been used to make music.  Learn the basics of playing many gourd instruments. Includes handbook."

This is the South's only Spirituality Festival Specifically for Women .
Alycin will be giving  her FREE YOUR INNER GODDESS RHYTHMS workshop at this  Festival.
Invoke the magic of your inner Goddess through movement, chanting, visualization, breathing & percussion music.  Sound Expressionist, Alycin Hayes practices Healing Inner Rhythm Expression. This is a unique form of healing music where participants receive and give healing vibrations.  Alycin uses percussion music to direct positive creative energy combined with traditional rituals that release your inner Goddess Rhythms. (Bring any percussion instruments you want to play, no previous musical experience required)

May 9, Friday 11:00pm to 1:00AM Progressive Madness CD Release Party
Tim & Terry's, 
1417 NW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
Alycin recently finished recording a new CD "Make A Stand" with the Suwannee Rock band Progressive Madness
Come out for a fun party to hear Alycin play with Progressive Madness - No Cover
New CD's  will be only $10.00 each

May 23, Friday 10:30am to 5:30 pm
Florida Folk Festival, White Springs
Alycin will be emcee at the Azalia Stage all day on Friday of this memorial weekend Folk Festival

May 29, Thursday 6pm to 9pm,
Satchels,  1800NE 23rd Ave. Gainesville, Florida  Get directions
Alycin will be playing percusion in a more acoustic version of Progressive Madness

August 1, Friday 7:30 tp 10pm A night of Blues and Jazz
 Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave, Gainesville Florida  is proud to present an evening of blues and roots music for all moods -- featuring Flash Silvermoon with Alycin Hayes.  Flash is a nationally known singer/songwriter keyboardist/percussionist. Come dance the night away with some cool blues and jazz and some hot dance music! Guaranteed to be a sensuous evening of fun! $5-10 (sliding scale)

August, 5, Tuesday at The Milltop Tavern
19 Saint George St, St Augustine, Florida 32084

Alycin will be playing percussion with humorist, songster Dave Dowling upstairs at the Milltop Tavern in Historic old St. Augustine, Florida from 1pm to 5pm. Come have a drink and sit on the open terrace where you have a view of the old fort while listening to great music.

September 1, Monday, BOLD- "Birth on Labour Day" Play Event
at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
Using movement, visualization, breathing & percussion music  Alycin Hayes will give a Free mini - 30 minute interactive workshop from 1 to 1:30pm where participants will give and receive healing opening vibrations.  (for couples or individuals)

August 8, Friday,  6 to 9pm
Satchels,  1800 NE 23rd Ave. Gainesville, Florida  Get directions
Alycin will be playing percusion in a more acoustic version of Progressive Madness Suwannee Rock.

August, 22, Friday - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Downtown Community Plaza, Gainesville, Florida

Come join Alycin in the Heart of Gainesville playing with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS for a Great Rocking Concert Night Under the Stars.

3 Wednesdays,  7 - 8:30 pm
Register online or  phone (352) 395-5193

Have you always wanted to play music, but never had the confidence to play?  This class is for you!  Learn the basics of how membraphones and idiophones create music as you learn to play new multicultural songs and make them your own.  With fun warm up exercises, drums and many percussion instruments I have gathered on my international travels (some you will learn to make in class) you will discover how to let go of your inhibitions in a safe, encouraging environment as you develop centering, healing and liberating improvisation skills through sound expression.   If possible bring your hand drums and percussion instruments to class.  Class includes my book " Play Your Gourd."  No previous musical experience necessary.

JANUARY 27, Saturday 10am to 5pm  Holistic Health Fair
United Church of Gainesville, Florida,1705 NW 5th Avenue (cor of NW 5th Ave. & 17th St.)
I will have a table at the fair to talk about Inner Rhythm Sound Expression and members of Bahia Viva will do a capoeira demonstration.

601 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL    Phone (352) 256-1833
9:30pm to 1:00 am             Tickets at the door $5.00            Adults Only - 18 and over
I'll be playing with with the Brazilian music band    BAHIA VIVA !    (formerly Brazuca)

Phone (352) 256-1833  Doors open 9:00pm   Tickets only $5.00 at door
Event featuring costumes (wear one!) and live Brazilian music by Bahia Viva!, a fusion of Afro-Brazilian beats and samba-reggae. I'll be singing and playing special effect percussion.  COME  PARTY, DANCE & HAVE FUN !

March 31, Saturday, 7:00 PM   Seraphim Center, 412 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, Florida
I’ll be performing with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS at the Alliance of Divine Love Annual Conference. There is a planned evening of Several Musical Acts, that will include Progressive Madness, Hoyt and the Hotheads, and Others.

April 13, Friday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM  -  Newberry Relay for Life
Newberry High School Gym, Newberry, Florida 
This PROGRESSIVE MADNESS show will be a Non-Stop 1 1/2 hour of songs we will be doing from Our Upcoming Album which we are in the process of recording. Come on Out and Enjoy. The Band BAST will be on the Opening Lineup.

April 14, Saturday, 9:00 pm, Area 51 Club, High Springs, Florida
I be singing and playing percussion with PROGRESSIVE MADNESS  as we start recording our new CD live that night.

The Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange Center is having their 2007 Batizado during the first week of May featuring Capoeira workshops with Capoeirastas from all over the USA, live music performaces, and celebrations.
May 5, Saturday   BAHIA VIVA!
   601 S. Main St. Gainesville, Florida
Brazilian Samba Dance Workshop ($5.00) 9pm-10pm followed by a party with BAHIA VIVA'S!  live Brazilian Samba-Reggae music 10pm-1am ($5.00 or party & dance workshop $7.00)  I'll be singing and playing percussion.

MAY 19, Saturday Club 51, 9:00pm, 15 NE 2nd Ave., High Springs, Florida
I'll be playing special effects percussion and singing with Progressive Madness  while we record a live CD and a DVD so please come out with your friends and be part of the show.

May 21, Progressive Madness recording in the studio in Jacksonville, Florida.

May 26, Saturday - Playing with Progressive Madness at a private Florida spring.

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee, North Carolina
I'll be teaching a Play Your Gourd Workshop at this festival followed by a gourd music jam.

June 7th - photo shoot for The Rhythm Sisters new CD cover, London, Ontario, Canada
June 16 & 17  Rhythm Sisters recording CD at Brent Jones studio in London, Ontario, Canada.

JUNE 23 FAERY FEST, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
My fun band CHIMO GYPSIES ALYCIN HAYES & CAROLE ALLISON will be performing a special interactive children's show at Faery Fest on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm.

July  Holistic Retreat in Caledon Hills, Erin, Ontario, Canada
I'll be facilitating a Free Your Inner Rhythms Workshop at this week long retreat
To register phone (519) 680-2884 or e-mail

performed a few songs at 2:45pm with The Rhythm Sisters

AUGUST 4-6, Canmore Folk Festival, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
I was Sponsorship Assistant for the longest running folk music festival in Alberta.

AUGUST 11, GABRIOLA SALMON BBQ, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
SAJE an island gypsy, tango & celtic music band invited me to play percussion with them at this annual event.

SEPTEMBER 23, Sunday, 1:00 pm - THE RHYTHM SISTERS   Promo Showcase, London Music Club, London, Ontario, Canada - by invitation only

SEPTEMBER 23, Sunday, Stratford, Ontario, Canada - 1000 Villages Store, Benefit for the Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Network for Burmese/Karen refugees

NOVEMBER 9-11, 55th FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL White Springs, Florida
Alycin will be an emcee & stage manager again at this old Florida event.

November 30, 10pm, The Side Bar,
15 SW 2nd St,Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 373-4454
I'll be playing with the Suwannee Rock Band PROGRESSIVE MADNESS

Played with and designed new instruments for the elephants in the Thai Elephant Orchestra at The Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Northern Thailand. Worked with gibbons, introduced healing music workshops to Burmese/Karen refugees  and performed with a Northern Thai Folk group.

Live Oak, Florida, USA, Performed on stage with Buddy Helm

MAY 13, 2006,  Saturday, 3pm -5pm HEALING DRUM & PERCUSSION WORKSHOP 
Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Gainesville, Florida, USA
This workshop explored healing through individual expression and sonic communication using a variety of drums and easy to play percussion instruments including a few new instruments from my recent trip to Thailand.  The workshop involved reaching inside oneself to find and express ones inner rhythms.  It was useful for both performers and the inexperienced in that it helped release performers to easily improvise and encouraged non performers to express themselves through music without inhibition.  A percussion healing ceremony was performed too. 

MAY 26, 27 & 28, 2006 Florida Folk FestivalStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, Florida. There is no place like Florida Folk Music!

JUNE 22, 2006 Stratford Festival Marquee, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
BURMA: PRISONS IN PARADISE talk by Pam Rogers with Karen Hill tribe music by Ko Lo Htoo accompanied by Alycin Hayes

JUNE 24, 2006, Saturday, Mainstage 11:00 amCHIMO GYPSY at Faery FestivalGuelph, Ontario, Canada
Alycin Hayes's latest musical group CHIMO GYPSY played world music influenced by the many places she has lived and traveled.  At the first Faery Fest in Guelph, Alycin's unique percussion was be accompanied by Trinidad's jazz, soul, blues and reggae singer Carole Allison for a fun interactive performance with magical influences from fairies, pixies, the Afro-Caribbean, Brazil, Burma, Thailand and the goblins and elven folk we know.  Do you believe in fairies?  We do.

JULY 1,  Canada Day 2006, Saturday, 8 pm I DON'T FEEL NO WAYS TIRED - A GOSPEL CONCERT
Aeolian Performing Arts Center, Dundas St., London, Ontario, Canada  For tickets call: (519) 672-7950
This was a fun show of soul stirring gospel music with a full band, lead singer Carole Allison and Alycin Hayes singing with the Sisters of Mercy.

JULY 4, 2006, Tuesday, 7 pm Stratford Library Auditorium, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
BURMA: PRISONS IN PARADISE talk by Pam Rogers with Karen Hill Tribal music by Ko Lo Htoo accompanied by Alycin Hayes

JULY 22, 2006 Saturday Home County Folk Festival, London, Ontario, Canada
Alycin Hayes performed with The Rhythm Sisters

JULY 23, 2006, Sunday, GOURDFEST Chimo Gypsy performed with percussionist Alycin Hayes and singer, songwriter Tim Dillon PLAY YOUR GOURD WORKSHOP
Canadian Gourd Society's GOURDFEST, Northern Dipper Farm, Bealton, Ontario, Canada
Facilitated by Alycin Hayes this learn to play gourd percussion instruments workshop was be a beginners class on the basics of playing a variety of gourd instruments which included baliphone, berimbau, caxixi, cuica, gourd rattle, gourd drum, guiro, hosho, rain stick and shekere.  A native Canadian singer joined us on the shaker.   Alycin's new book 'Play Your Gourd" sold out.   Tim wrote a new gourd song with a berimbau solo. A gourd time was had by all!
AUGUST 4, 2006,  Friday 7- 9pm 
The Arrhianna Centre for Peaceful Evolution,Uniondale, Ontario (near Stratford)
pre registration phone: (519) 349 2727 or e-mail
This workshop facilitated by Alycin Hayes encourages the opening of the Chakra that release inhibitions as well as developing confidence, centering and liberating improvisation using percussion instruments to release our inner rhythms.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own drums and percussion  instruments too.  No previous musical experience is required.
We will view and play some of the percussion instruments Alycin has collected on her travels. 
Learn percussion techniques on these instruments from various parts of the  world. 
Learn to evolve unique amalgamations of percussion rhythms.
Stimulate breathing with gentle Capoeira movements set to the rhythms we play.
Create an inner release through sound expression.
Initiate healing vibrations that realign the mind, body and spirit.
AUGUST 18, FRIDAY, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
WOMEN'S OPEN DRUM CIRCLE - MORE THAT DRUMS!  facilitated by  percussionist Alycin HayesBring your drums and other percussion instruments to play at
The Lotus Centre, 140 Ann St. (rear entrance on Piccadilly St.) London, Ontario, Canada

SEPTEMBER 19, 26 & OCTOBER 3rd, 2006, Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm
Call ( 352) 395-5193 to register — or register yourself online at
Santa Fe Community College Community Education, Gainesville, Florida
Have you always wanted tp play music, but never had the confidence to play? Then this workshop is for you! Through movement, the use of drums and other percussion instruments, you'll learn to release your inhibitions by developing centering, healing and liberating improvisation skills.  Join facilitator Alycin Hayes and free your inner rhythms.  No previous musical experience required.
We will view and play some of the percussion instruments Alycin has collected on her travels. 
Learn percussion techniques on these instruments from various parts of the  world. 
Learn to evolve unique amalgamations of percussion rhythms.
Stimulate breathing with gentle Capoeira movements set to the rhythms we play.
Create an inner release through sound expression.
Initiate healing vibrations that realign the mind, body and spirit.
OCTOBER 20, FRIDAY, 7:30 pm  - 8:30 pm
Speed Learning Event - SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 3rd Floor of S Building, Gainesville, Florida
Alycin & other Santa Fe teachers will give rotating 15 minute demonstration classes.
NOVEMBER 2, 2006, THURSDAY 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida  To register call: (352) 395-5193
The controls and distractions of modern life have caused many of us to lose touch with our innate ability to openly express our healing inner music.  Using percussion instruments with a combination of techniques amalgamated from traditional healers and musicians from other parts of the world you will learn how to open your creative Chakras to initiate healing vibrations within yourself and others.
Some percussion instruments will be provided by facilitator Alycin Hayes.  Please bring your own drum, percussion instruments and singing bowls.

NOVEMBER 17, 2006 BRAZUCA plays at the Brazilian Cultural Center, Main St, Gainesville, Florida,

9th Annual Grove Street Festival, Corner of 10th Ave & 4th St. Gainesville, Florida
Noon to 3pm Alycin Hayes in the community garden will sing folk songs and do a reading of  "Tristessa" by Jack Kerouac

DECEMBER 8, FRIDAY  7PM - Children Beyond Our Borders Benefit Dinner & Dance
St Augustine Student Center, University Ave., Gainesville, Florida -  Alycin will perform with Brazuca
BRAZUCA’S music is a heavily percussion fusion of Afro-Brazilian beats, reggae, and samba.  Strongly influenced by  capoeira, samba, pagode and frevo music of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where the band’s leader Borracha hails from, this 15 member group creates exciting, fast compositions. Incorporated into their exhilarating performances are demonstrations of the beautiful, breath taking, acrobatic Brazilian martial art of capoeira. BRAZUCA uses instruments such as the timbal, surdo, bacurinha, berimbau, guitar, bass, keyboard, sax, flute, trumpet, pandero and other percussion to fashion colorful layers of music.  The result is a powerful, fun Brazilian rhythm that gets everyone up dancing.

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