Barbara Borden

Barbara Borden—drummer/percussionist – began drumming at age ten. Her musical expression is diverse: composer, recording artist (Beauty in the Beat, All Hearts Beating); performer – soloist, collaborator with other musicians and artists, member of the all-women jazz quintet Alive! (Alive!, Call It Jazz, City Life); teacher – drumkit, West African djembe and ceremonial drums –[…]

Janet Koike

Janet Koike’s passion for taiko has inspired original compositions, combining rhythm and movement into an exciting performance style. As a vital part of San Jose Taiko her work has been a highlight of the group’s national concert tours from Arsenio Hall to Carnegie Hall. Blending traditional San Francisco Taiko Dojo training with custom built techno[…]

Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla is an amazing vocalist and percussionist who comes from the Washington DC area. She has studied, recorded with, and shared the stage with many award winning artists, including Take 6, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Baba Olatunji, Mickey Hart, Gil Scott Heron, Wyclef, Ubaka Hill, Ferron, Vicki Randle, Linda Tillery, Chris Williamson, and Pete[…]

Regina Wells

Regina Wells is a full-hearted singer whose voice and presence touches people deeply. She has been singing all of her life, from her youth leading Catholic folk masses to venues large and small around the USA. She has shared the stage with Linda Tillery, Carolyn Brandy, Edwina Lee Tyler, Santana, rhiannon, Bobby McFerrin, Melanie DeMore,[…]

Nurudafina Pili Abena

Oral Traditionalist/Teacher/Musician, Nurudafina Pili Abena has been drumming for 30 years. She studied drumming as a child with Master Babatunde Olatunji as well as with many masters of traditional folklore from African and Eastern origins. She has performed and studied in West Africa (Senegal), Kenya (East Africa), and in Cuba as well as nationally throughout[…]

Trade Skills/Services for Fee

Trade Skills/Services for Fee WDI Community Camping Trip is offering Trade Skills/Services for Fee for those who would otherwise not attend because of lack of funds. If you want to provide your services/skills in lieu of paying fees, please email or call 510-464-5902 and tell us: (1)   the skills you will provide, (2)   if[…]

Born to Drum 2014

August 7 – 10, 2014 Bort Meadow, Anthony Chabot Regional Park Join us on August 7 – 10, 2014 at beautiful Bort Meadow, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, just 20 minutes from Oakland, California for a long weekend of camping, drum workshops, drum circles, shared meals, camp fires, performances, and fun for women and girls, 10 years and up.  We will also[…]

Malke Singer

  I’m approaching sixty, a Jewitch lesbian who lives in Oakland,  currently experiencing a delicious if precariously balanced phase of great happiness living in Upper Peralta Creek neighborhood  in  a  little hundred year old Victorian cottage with my teenage son,  our dog,  and tortoise.  I love heights and ladders.  I work as an Occupational Therapist[…]


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