Sep 5, 2018
"It’s very rare for me to lose that sense of my own heartbeat."
Meeting on Gadigal/Wangal land prior to the Unspoken Words Festival, poet and percussionist Gabrielle Journey Jones performed The Happening for me.
There's a heartbeat drum at the pulse
Twenty-four hours in the zone - never alone - never alone
Like the voice of women which will not drown in patriarchal oppression
The voice of women in the rhythms...
Powerful and evocative, Gabe's drumming and poetry opened up a fascinating conversation about rhythm, sound, feelings, creative community, heartbeats, intersectionality, queer communities, representation, mental health, self-care and greedy time... a conversation about "bits of debris that float in."