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New Grass

Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing

with Karen Smith & Friends

June 20 – September 22, 2021

“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 Smith

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.”

Cover: Karen Smith. Photo by Topia Tessema (Facebook)
June 20 – September 22, 2021


  • Mindfulness
  • Performance

Program Info

Free with RSVP
All Ages

Program Schedule

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
Philadelphia, PA

  • The Woodlands, Philadelphia

Presented by

The New Grass program series is presented by Ars Nova Workshop in collaboration with The Woodlands, Philadelphia.

summer 2021

New Grass

  • Series

New Grass

In collaboration with The Woodlands historic site in West Philadelphia, Ars Nova Workshop presents an exploration of fostering spaces where the creativity, thoughtfulness, and joy of everyday life in West Philadelphia can be shared.