AFIA WALKING TREE

& SPIRIT DRUMZ - Activating Human Potential through the Drumming Arts 

Spirit Drumz envisions a violence-free world through social justice and leadership initiatives. Our practice is to significantly increase the expression and exposure of the drumming arts and permaculture as tools for self empowerment, community mobilization and collective healing; prioritizing womyn, girls, and transgender African diasporic, Indigenous folx, and white accomplices.

 

AFIA WALKING TREE

& SPIRIT DRUMZ - Activating Human Potential through the Drumming Arts 

Spirit Drumz envisions a violence-free world through social justice and leadership initiatives. Our practice is to significantly increase the expression and exposure of the drumming arts and permaculture as tools for self empowerment, community mobilization and collective healing; prioritizing womyn, girls, and transgender African diasporic, Indigenous folx, and white accomplices.

Raise Yuh Voice: In Solidarity for a Violence Free World is a project of Spirit Drumz, founded and directed by Afia Walking Tree, since 1990. Raise Yuh Voice bridges the gap from silence to empowerment for the outrageous number of women and girls whose voices are silenced. With violence against women/girls/trans figures in the Caribbean surging, and little attention on our emotional sovereignty, we fill the dire need for emotional development tools in the hands of our most vulnerable community members, enfranchising them as activists armed with self-resilience tools .

SoulFree ReDiscovery Journeys

PLAN YOUR OWN RETREAT or PERSONAL JOURNEY WHEN YOU DESIRE! Flexible dates, locations and offerings. 

*We welcome and prioritize Womyn of Color, and white accomplices of various ethnicities, *cis-gender*trans*non-conforming*intersex movement folx disrupting white supremacy at the intersections of race, class, gender, age in work and in life.  These journeys are liberation practices that cultivate resiliency while nurturing radical self-care.  

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What People Are Saying

Eve Ensler

Executive Director 

VDAY: 1 Billion Rising

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas

Haas Institute for

Fair and Inclusive Society 

Kimberle Crenshaw

Executive Director 

African American Policy Forum 

"From the very beginning we wanted  the drum apart of camp.

Afia Walking Tree has made this a reality, and I can't imagine camp without her."

About Afia Walking Tree

 

Afia Walking Tree, M.Ed. Percussionist, Educator, Ritualist is a world-class cultural drummer, ambassador, spiritual activist, leadership development advocate and trainer. She founded Spirit Drumz in 1994 in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Walking Tree’s drum-songs are prayers of gratitude for the generosity of spirit. Her lyrics are evolutionary teachings, addressing present day issues of social justice, wellness, and self-love resiliency rooted in liberation of the global Family. Afia Walking Tree's destiny prioritizes Expressive and Healing Arts modalities: African Diasporic Drumming, Vocalization, Somatic Movement Practices, Permaculture, Holistic Nutrition, and Environmental Justice to activate collective responsibility and transform injustices facing our peoples.  Read more

Spirit Drumz Family

Visioning Circle/Board:

Trinity Watkins

Laurie Lynn Hogan

Clo Sterling

Janine Moore

Mar Stevens

Larissa Montfort

Facilitators:

Queen Hollins

Zemaya Martinez

Marjorie Whylie

Ouida Lewis

Collaborators:

Meadows Livingstone School, Our Fiscal Sponsor

VDay/One Billion Rising, Raise YUh Voice Jamaica Funder

We Change Jamaica

Maroon Women Indigenous Circle

Women Drummers International 

African American Policy Forum

Bioneers

Land of Ochun

Maati Stewart

and many more!

 
Eco-Friendly Dual Purpose Tiny House 

The DrumMobile serves as a Tiny House equipped with a kitchen, sleeping area and solar panels to provide electricity. This space also serves as a space for hands-on workshops in permaculture, nutrition, and drumming.  It functions as our hauling rig for drums and equipment for tours and events.

 

 

 

The DrumMobile is also available as an RV for your personal adventure or as an event van for your next onsite location gig.