Above all else, we lift credit to our Creator for giving us purpose and the strength to chase our dreams. All-women drums are not new. Women have served in many roles throughout history, with Native women accepting responsibility in every area of life in our world. Our purpose at the drum has always been to mentor youth along a cultural road, to keep our language and songs, and to follow the heartbeat of the drum. Along this journey we pursue our health, identity, language and knowledge through the heartbeat
of the drum.
Our style is women’s – not Northern nor Southern. It is our hope that our songs are accepted with the respect in which we share them. Language is the foundation of culture. Our original songs have daily messages seeking to preserve the Cherokee language. Language preservation towards cultural resilience is a goal we share with many other women’s drums. Like those drums, we seek to serve our communities.
o – gi – na – li – i o – tsa – tla – nv – dlv – i
(My friend. We are all sisters and brothers.)
Visit Thoz Womenz’ website for more information about them and their music.