Dear Drum Amazonz,
How is life treating you?

I’m back from Jamaica! Grandmama’s transition has been quite transformative for me this past month. I would like to thank all the women drummers from born to drum, my classes, and drum Sistahs far and wide for your depthful holding of me during this time. Your collective prayers helped her transition Easefully to Glory!

Many of you have been asking about when classes will start up again.
Mark your calendars and register for A SIX-WEEK SERIES (drop-in welcome)

ALL LEVELS:  basic and advanced techniques:

  • Traditional and contemporary West African and Diasporic drum songs
  • Soul Speak and be heard – definition, precision, timing
  • Release trauma through the drum voice in sacred community

Dates:  Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26; Dec 3, Dec 10
Time:  630 – 8 pm
$120 per person for series
Classes will be held at my small home studio: 320 Oakland Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Limited capacity * 8 spaces only!

Drop in $25 per person (no one turned away). Support the sanctuary by tending indoor and outdoor spaces before and after class. Please email with what you desire to share offer to the sanctuary. Feel free to bring a white candle, sage, as well as a personal alter item or totem you want to charge during the series.

Register now to save your space, dates, and drum needs.

Can’t make it to Oakland? Do you have a group of women you can gather for a class? Contact me, and  I will drum with your community?

Coming in January 2015!!!

Mark your calendars for BAY AREA RISING honor women and girls rising with our Drumz!

After last year Bay Area Rising in Oakland, I’m more impassioned to Break the Silence, End the violence, Free women’s voices with the drum!  We invite ALL women – ALL levels – to join us BAR and millions of women globally rise with our Drumz and dance for an end to violence! Bring all the women in your family!

DATES of Rehearsals: January 23 & 30,  February 6

Rally: February 13 at 430 pm at Frank O’Gawa Plaza, downtown, Oakland

Ritual: February 14 at 7pm at Presbyterian Church in Oakland – world-class evening of education, inspiration, performance, and fund-raising!

REHEARSALS ARE FREE!!!  Donations accepted. Location of rehearsals to be announced

Please forward to drum communities so we have a string drum core this VDAY!