Born To Drum 2019 Faculty Bios

Adwoa Kudoto Adwoa Kudoto is from Cape Coast, Ghana (West Africa).When Adwoa grew up in Ghana, drumming was considered a taboo for women. Adwoa has been able to break down these barriers and misconceptions surrounding women and drumming arts. In 1999 She was recognized and awarded the title as the Only Versatile Female Master Drummer[…]

Class Schedule and Faculty 2019

Women Drummers International presents… 14th YEAR ANNIVERSARY Born to Drum 2019: Women’s Drum Camp July 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2019  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[…]

Born To Drum 2019

Women* Drummers International is Happy to Announce:BORN TO DRUM 2019: SEEDS OF OUR FREEDOM JOIN US THIS SUMMER TO CAMP,  OR COME FOR THE DAY …   Happening at beautiful Bort Meadow in Chabot Regional Park Oakland, Ca. (pls pull down menu ‘camp information’ for directions)   Born to Drum was birthed as a reunion[…]

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[…]

Ellen Farmer and Coleen Douglas

Ellen Farmer and Coleen Douglas coordinate educational experiences for people interested in soil carbon and water infiltration measurements, food forests, and tree planting projects. Coleen has a background in biology and landscape design, and Ellen works with Farm Fuel Inc. in Watsonville, CA, a research and development firm established by organic farmers to create alternatives[…]

Class Descriptions: Afia Walking Tree

1) Advanced Djembe Fevah™ – West African Djembe* *Course Prerequisite: This course is for Intermediate and Advanced students only. Djembe has so many dynamic parts to playing like a pro! Excel in your Djembe playing with body postures (sitting and standing), rhythm placement, introductions, accompaniments, and “Soulos.” Fine-tune specific hand techniques, rolls, flams and ambidextrous[…]

Class Descriptions: Carolyn Brandy

FUNDAMENTALS OF RHYTHM – ALL LEVELS Learn where the time/pulse is – downbeats, upbeats, syncopation and 3 against 2. This class will help you to understand, hear, groove and enjoy rhythm. All Levels: Fundamentals of Rhythm Bring: No instruments required BEGINNING CONGA Come and learn how to play this beautiful and charismatic instrument.  We will[…]