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 – in groups, community drum circles, workshops, clinics, retreats and private lessons. Borden is the subject of Emmy-award winning filmmaker, David L. Brown’s documentary, KEEPER OF THE BEAT: A Woman’s Journey Into the Heart of Drumming. With drumming and music as her ally, Borden continues to dedicate her life to keeping the beat of love, peace and joy alive and thriving.