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Spiritual Music Circle with ASH!

Spiritual Music Circle with ASH!

So back to my series about clubs on campus…

ASH is probably my #1 favorite club on campus. One of the biggest reasons I chose Naz was because of how present the Center for Spirituality is on campus, and this club is CFS personified!

ASH, or Alternative Spiritual Humanists, is an outlet for students of all different faiths to come together once a week and talk about spirituality in a totally accepting, open-minded, judgment-free environment. Sometimes we watch documentaries and discuss the themes displayed in it, sometimes we just get together and talk, and sometimes…we play music! Which is exactly what we did tonight!

We all got together and brought any instruments we had: guitars, ukuleles, violins, a flute, tonight there was even a djembe which is a drum from Western Africa.

**Fun fact: the word “djembe” literally means “gather in peace” in the Bambara language of Mali!**

So anyway, we all got together in the community room, (no musical ability needed) and just picked a key and played! It was so relaxing to just sit back, close my eyes, and experience the music with my friends, and it was especially awesome to see that even the non-musical ASH members were still able to participate and experience the awesomeness!

I also really liked that we each got to try an array of different instruments; I personally jammed out on my guitar, ukulele, and Emily’s flute! This was for sure one of my most memorable nights at Naz…such a spiritual experience and an amazing way to unwind after studying my butt off for the past two weeks for music history! Can’t wait for the next one!

Author

Hello all! My name is Conner Burry, and I'm a senior Music Therapy major with minors in Spanish and Psychology! I'm originally from a really tiny town called North Rose, NY where I'm pretty sure there are more apples than people. It's about an hour east of Rochester! I am completely obsessed with travel--I had the opportunity to study abroad twice during my time at Nazareth, once in Portland, Jamaica, and once in Valencia, Spain! I drink coffee like it's water, and I know three languages!