There was a person who made a circle to keep me out,
so I made a circle to include us both.
MEET THE TRIBAL RHYTHMS PERFORMERS
Tribal Rhythms Developers:
Tribal Rhythms Company Artists
Charles M. Holley is one of the creators of the Tribal Rhythms® Program and he is a Primary Artist in the Tribal Rhythms Company. Charles is an educator and musician who has performed with many Boston musical groups since 1961, playing percussion, reeds and vocals in modern jazz, Afro jazz, dance, and modern tribal music. He is also a sculptor in wood and metal.
Curtis Jones is also one of the creators of Tribal Rhythms and he is a Primary Artist in the Tribal Rhythms Company. Curtis has been a musician for 40 years, playing vibraphone, marimba and other Afro-Cuban percussion instruments, and he is also a writer, storyteller, actor, educator, and a former classroom teacher.
Susan E. Porter is one of the creators of Tribal Rhythms and is a Primary Artist in the Tribal Rhythms Company. She is an actress, musician and visual artist specializing in collage, banners, quilts, masks and costumes. Susan is a former teacher who has worked with educators for 30 years developing classroom learning materials for Art, Science and Social Studies.
Matt Meyer is an artist of percussion, knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of styles, including latin-jazz, Brazilian, folk, funk, Hiphop and pop. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has studied in Cuba, Ghana, and Central America. A love of music and a deep respect for its ability to stir and transform audiences is at the heart of Matt's continuing devotion to understanding more of the world's cultures through the vocabulary of rhythm.
Barbara Michaels is an actress, clown, festival artist and educator with ten years experience performing and presenting classroom workshops. Barbara is a new member of the Tribal Rhythms Company working as an alternate in the ensemble since 2003.
Yvonne Pina is a dancer, choreographer, and experienced dance teacher creating Cape Verdean and multicultural dance productions for ten years. Yvonne became a new member of the Tribal Rhythms Company in 2003 after being a dance instructor for CAI's Peace Drum Project.