Angela Porter

Angela Porter (photo at left), IMF, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. Trained in Counseling Psychotherapy, Gestalt Awareness Practice, and Integrative Body Psychotherapy, body-mind integration is the basis of her work. She is a certified Breema instructor, and has been teaching Breema since 1998, to healing professionals internationally. Until[…]

Born To Drum 2018

Women Drummers International presents… 12th YEAR ANNIVERSARY Born to Drum 2018: Women’s Drum Camp July 19, 20, 21, 22, 2018 Join us for a 4 day weekend of Camping, Drum Workshops, Drum Circles, Songs, Dance, Fireside Concerts, Yoga and Movement, Poetry, Shared Meals, Camaraderie and Healing Circles in our new HEALING TENT! Bring your camping[…]

Maestra Series 2019

MARCH 16: Arenas Cuban Spring Gala with Susana Arenas and the Arenas Dance Company. MARCH 23rd: Mama Africa with Sistahs of the Drum and Adwoa Kudoto and DrumGhana and Dance Ensemble! It is An Honor to Present to You, In Concert, These Incredible Women Artists for International Women’s History MonthHappening at: Ashkenaz Music And DanceCommunity[…]

Drum Sunday Schedule of Events

Drum Sunday on March 1st: Debbie Fier & Middle East Rhythms! Debbie Fier will be leading this Drum Sundays workshop with rhythms from the Middle East. Come enjoy the wonderful connection that we will create in our circle of drummers. We will take time to warm up with stretching and body percussion, exploring rhythms as we[…]

Drum Sunday Schedule of Events

Drum Sunday on March 1st: Debbie Fier & Middle East Rhythms! Debbie Fier will be leading this Drum Sundays workshop with rhythms from the Middle East. Come enjoy the wonderful connection that we will create in our circle of drummers. We will take time to warm up with stretching and body percussion, exploring rhythms as we[…]

Born To Drum ~ A Women’s Drum and Cultural Camp.

Born to Drum was birthed 10 years ago as a reunion of women drummers from all over the US and from all over the world.  We have gathered those 10 summers to celebrate culture, to make new friends and rejoice at being with old friends.  We have come together to DRUM and to share traditional[…]

Virginia Lopez

Ms. Lopez was born in Cuba and has resided in the U.S. since she was 21 years old. Virginia visits her homeland regularly.Virginia has studied Afro-Cuban drumming with master drummer and recording artist Amelia Pedroso, and other teachers in both Cuba and the United States. Ms. Lopez has taught at drum camps in California, Washington,[…]

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRUM by Avotcja, 2014

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRUM We were born to Drum Somos Hijas ritmicas We were conceived in Rhythm Whether we knew it or not or wanted it or not It was & has always been About upholding La Clave en el alma The beauty & sanctity of the Rhythm that created us The Rhythm that is[…]

Nydia ‘Liberty’ Mata

NYDIA ‘LIBERTY’ MATA — Rooted in the rhythms of her native Cuba. Nydia “Liberty” Mata is a dynamic percussionist and electrifying performer. Composer, arranger, and co-founder of the Latin Caribbean duo Harpbeat, Nydia is best known for her recording credits with Laura Nyro, Isis, and Latin Fever. She has performed with such legends as Dizzy[…]

Michaelle Goerlitz

Michaelle Goerlitz has been playing drums and percussion since she was eight years old. After attending college in the Midwest, she moved to San Francisco in 1980 to continue her studies, which have led to exploration of Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Venezuelan, and Middle Eastern rhythms (plus American idioms jazz, R & B & funk). She[…]

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish is a WomanChief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition. She is a  priestess of Oshun, the Yoruba Goddess of Love, Art, and Sensuality, and  the author of  “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals” a women’s spirituality classic. She is the Founding Mother of Ile Orunmila Oshun, the School of Ancient Mysteries/Sacred[…]

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 –[…]