Current members:

L to R: Charlene Gumbs, Shawn Nealy, Salina Gray,
Mar Stevens, Cynthia Lewis, Sandy Mills and La Tanya Carmical.

Sistahs of the Drum events for April, 2014

National Association for Ethnic Studies 42nd Annual Conference
Friday evening convening:
Research Justice:
Decolonizing Knowledge, Building Power
When: April 4, Friday, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Where: First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612
$15 registration fee (purchased online or at the door)

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Featuring
Sistahs of the Drum
Dr. Angela Y. Davis
Dr. Jason Ferreira
Chief Caleen Sisk
Moderated by: Miho Kim
Presented by NAES and Data Center, Research Justice

Sistahs of the Drum events for February, 2014

Taylor Memorial Methodist Church
When: February, 23, Sunday, 10:00 am service
Where: 1188 12th St., Oakland, CA
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Skin : a new monthly dance party celebrates global sounds that have roots in African music.

When: February 8, 2014, Saturday, 8pm - 2am
Sistahs of the Drum will provide live drumming from 11pm - 11:30 pm and party throughout the night.
Where: Venue Oakland, 420 - 14th St., Oakland, CA (Downtown Oakland)
$5 cover before 10pm. $10 cover after 10pm.

Sistahs of the Drum events for January, 2014

Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival
When: January 20, 2014, Monday, 11am - 1 pm
Sistahs of the Drum will drum in-between student presentations.
Where: Titan Auditorium, Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94579
Free event 



2013 Excelsior Arts and Music Festival

www.excelsiorfestival.org/
September 29, 2013
11am - 4pm
Ocean Ave @ Mission Street, San Francisco
Free


Sistahs of the Drum events for April, 2013

Commitment Ceremony
When: April 20, 2013
Where: Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco

Sistahs of the Drum events for March, 2013

Transformative Visions : One Life Institute for Spirituality and Social Transformation
Art Show ● Spoken Word ● Jazz Concert
When: March 16, Saturday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, 94609
Admission: Free
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Sistahs of the Drum events for February 2013 : New Event Added Below!

Drum Sundays 
Djembe Vibrations! with Mar Stevens
Come and experience the power of the drum thru traditional West African rhythms. Class will start with a short drum meditation to connect with the vibrations of the drum as you continue on your journey. This class will help improve your technique, timing, listening skills, and confidence as you sit with the drum.
Class is open to all levels. Bring your djembe, djuns, congas, hand percussion, etc. There will be extra drums available on a first come first serve basis.
When:  February 3, 2013, Sunday, 1 pm – 3 pm ~ Doors open at 12:30
Where: 4148 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619
Drum Sundays are wheelchair accessible
Cost: Sliding Scale, $25 – $10  Under 12 free
No one turned away for lack of funds

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Expressions of Faith: Our Sources of Strength
Join us for an unforgettable evening of song, story and inspiration! Part of Black History Month Celebrations at Mills College, "Expressions of Faith" will celebrate the many different ways we turn to spirit for encouragement and sustenance.  
When: February 7, 2013, Thursday, 7:00 pm
Where: Mills College Chapel, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free
See video taken of this event:

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Black History Month Celebration
When: February 28, 2013, Thursday, 6:30pm
Where: Howard Elementary School, Oakland CA, 94609
Admission: Free

Sistahs of the Drum events for June 2012


Northridge Cooperative Homes 3rd Annual Neighborhood Community Festival
June 23, 2012, 11:30am–5:00pm
http://www.northridgecoop.net/

One Billion Rising Bay Area 
Sunday, June 24, 2012 • 6pm-8pm
Civic Center Park (MLK @ Allston Way) in Berkeley, CA
http://66.147.244.133/~bayarek2/

Sistahs of the Drum drum events for February 2012


Drum Sundays with Mar Stevens: February 5, 2012



Mar will lead a lively, interactive workshop on February 5, 2012, with an emphasis on West African rhythms. All levels welcome. Please bring a drum -- djembes, djun djuns, congas -- and/or percussion instrument. Extra djembes and congas will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Here are the details:
What: Drum Sundays, led by Mar Stevens
When: Sunday February 5, 2012
                  1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: 4148 MacArthur Blvd. (The Conscious Collective)
Oakland, CA 94619
Drum Sundays events are wheelchair accessible

Cost: Sliding scale $10 -$25 Children under 12 free -- must be supervised by an adult
No one turned away for lack of funds

What to Bring: Bring a drum if you can -- djembes, djun djuns, congas -- and/or percussion instrument. Extra djembes and congas will be available on a first come first serve basis.

You’re welcome to come early to set up your drum -- we'll be there at 12:30. Some of us will be going to World Ground after the workshop for coffee or lunch or....All are invited. The coffee shop at 3726 MacArthur Blvd (between Loma Vista Ave & Brown Ave)

Check our website for more information about WDI and our events: http://womendrummers.org
 

Sistahs of the Drum will lay the foundation for these events in October 2011:


10/14/11 The Fire Inside 15th year anniversary - http://womenprisoners.org/

10/22/11 2011 Women Healing Women Conference - http://www.womenhealingwomenconference.com/