Invites you to Attend their
January 24, 2024
3:00 - 6:00 PM
First Beach Entrance
NEAR HOTEL BOSQUE DE MAR
Salve Monos Playas Hermosa aims to protect the local Howler Monkey population and conserve its habitat. Salve Monos has dedicated enormous efforts to identify monkey corridors and restore deforested areas to maintain and expand the monkeys' routs with the trees that provide the leaves, fruits, nuts, and flowers that comprise Howlers' diet. Where roads, power cables, and developments have severed the natural corridors, SalveMonos builds crossover bridges to help the monkeys to traverse their territory safely. The numbers of monkey electrocutions and deaths indicate that there is still much work to be done, and Salve Monos hopes to get the whole community involved to protect these beautiful creatures.
Salve Monos strives to educate residents and developers, and with this annual drumming circle event, to animate community involvement, uplifting energies, and inspiring participation, activism, and financial backing in support of this noble cause. Salve Monos Hermosa is a non-profit organization, and Karol Allard has been it's beating heart infusing this project with vital energy for more than a decade. Once more, she is calling on the community to reverberate this heartbeat, so please grab a drum, come have some fun, and be a part of the change.
This drumming circle holds a special place in my heart. I remember when I first heard about the 2013 event and Karol's message to raise the community vibration resonated. I was big into hula hooping and flow arts, and sharing them with the community to encourage a "healthy pulse." At the time I had a collection of 30+ hula hoops, and I offered to bring them to the event to accompany the drumming and to help get people moving and shaking in new ways. It was a blast, and I've been blessed to be involved with the event in subsequent years, bringing out the hoops and fire dancing on the bill in '14, '15, '19, and '20. Although until about a month ago, I hadn't once returned to my fire tools since dancing at the 2020 drumming circle, when Karol invited me back this year I knew this was a nudge in a good direction. I've never felt so underprepared for a performance, but I don't think that feeling ready or at my best is of much importance. If we wait until we're ready we'll never accomplish much; so let's celebrate where we are, let a little momentum move us, and look forward to what tides may change from these little healthy impulses. See you there. ~ Teagan