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! UPRISING

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 .

Womyn* Free your Soul Retreat in Jamaica

March 9 - 14, 2019 

WOMYN* DRUMDANCEYOGA OUR SOULS FREE

Hosts: Afia Walking Tree & Queen Hollins; with Vegan Chef Ronalda Pairman and local guests

*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.  This journey liberation practices that cultivate resiliency while nurturing radical self-care.  LET US HEAL TOGETHER! WE REMEMBER! INITIATION RITES!

  • Ramp up your self-care in the Caribbean Sea and our stunning rivers, & waterfalls

  • Oxygenate your body with Coconut Water and Alkaline Jamaican Spring Wata

  • Strengthen daily with Kundalini Yoga, Drumming, Dance, Song, Heart Circles

  • Immerse in traditional Afrakan, Jamaican Maroon, and Taino culture and rhythms

  • Feast on 3 meals daily - tropical gluten free vegan and raw cuisine

  • Learn how to prepare vegan raw recipes and critical nutritional practices for wellness

  • Release intergenerational trauma through earth-based freedom ritual practices

  • Activate intergenerational wisdom through the power of SoulSpeaking

  • Enjoy rejuvenating Soulo time in gorgeous tropical landscapes and trails

  • This is a Substance-Free & Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten-free.

  •  Sage, Frankincense, Myrrh, Candles, Essential Oils, local herbs used in rituals

  • Reconnect with the earth in a nature-based retreat facility on the sea!

Check out all the Details and Register Here

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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 Drum and Dance, Permaculture, Holistic Nutrition, and Environmental Justice to activate collective responsibility and transform injustices facing our peoples.  Read more

Current Spirit Drumz Family

Queen Hollins

Marjorie Whylie

Carolyn Brandy

Mar Stevens

Larissa Montfort

Eli Yahu

Ouida Lewis

Maati Stewart

Pheonix Watkins

Laurie Lynn Hogan

and many more...

(Bios soon come)

 
 

DrumMobile

An Eco-Friendly, Mobile Permaculture, Nutrition and Drum Laboratory
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.