“Drumming is the simplest thing that we can do to bring us together.”
— Babatunde Olatunji
This summer, Ars Nova Workshop and The Woodlands present Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing, a recurring “rhythmic release” featuring percussion, song, storytelling, and more. Led by Philadelphia percussionist Karen Smith, Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing is an informal gathering that seeks to provide a space for us to get in tune with ourselves and others.
We hope to see you this summer, every other Wednesday at The Woodlands starting June 30!
Karen “Magic Fingaz” Smith is a percussionist, playwright, director, producer, poet, and leader of two musical groups: Weez The Peeple and Sistahs Laying Down Hands With Love. Karen makes it a part of her daily mantra to stay creative by utilizing all the components of her artistry.
As Karen always says, “the Arts are healing resources for all and everyone is welcome to get some of this medicine.”
Free with RSVP
Pre-registration with advance RSVP required.
June 20 – September 22, 2021, every other Wednesday, from 6:30 – 7:30PM.
June 20 June 30 July 14
- July 28
- August 11
- August 25
- September 8
- September 22
The Woodlands’ 54-acre undulating landscape is at once an 18th-century English pleasure garden, an active 19th-century rural cemetery, and a modern-day green oasis for the communities of West Philadelphia. Please note before planning your visit:
- Guests can arrive by foot, bike, or public transit.
- Limited on-site parking is available for some events.
- Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating.
Should you require accessible entry or seating for this program, please contact The Woodlands at email@example.com or 215-386-2181 at your earliest convenience.
Special COVID-19 admission guidelines are being followed to ensure a safe environment for all guests at The Woodlands.
- Masks are required for all indoor spaces.
- Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while in line for the Stable Restroom.
- Please respect other visitors and the Site Rules found on The Woodlands website.