Born to Drum Faculty from Past Years

Afia Walking Tree

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Afia’s vision for transformative cultural healing across multi-ethnic, intergenerational communities has been an anchor for much of her life’s work. With roots born out of… Read More »Afia Walking Tree

Simone LaDrumma

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Simone LaDrumma has been composing and performing on hand drums since 1987. She has studied many different styles of drumming including Afro-Cuban, West African and… Read More »Simone LaDrumma

Vicki Noble

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Vicki Noble is a Healer, Author, Artist, and Wisdom Teacher, Co-creator of The Motherpeace Tarot and author of eight books, including Shakti Woman and The… Read More »Vicki Noble

Akiba Onada-Sikwoia

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Akiba Onada-Sikwoia has been participating in ceremony, conducting workshops and maintaining a healing practice for the past twenty-five years. Akiba’s Spiritual practices, coupled with knowledge… Read More »Akiba Onada-Sikwoia

Lali Mejía

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A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Lali started her musical training at the age of nine at the “Colegio Bellas Artes” in Maracaibo. Lali Mejía specializes… Read More »Lali Mejía

Leilani Birely

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Leilani Birely, Hawaiian Priestess and ceremonialist, brings ancient Hawaiian healing and Goddess wisdom to the community. She is the active mother of two girls. Graduated… Read More »Leilani Birely

Ojalá

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Ojalá is a group of 6 talented women who combine a mixture of traditional Afro-Cuban folkloric music, contemporary and infectious funky rhythms, beautiful vocals and… Read More »Ojalá

Eli PaintedCrow

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Eli PaintedCrow Native American (Yaqui) retired Army veteran. Mother of two veterans and grandmother of 8 grandchildren. Currently lives in merced California and devotes her… Read More »Eli PaintedCrow