Photo credit: Vaschelle Andre

Current members:

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

Sistahs of the Drum events for June, 2017

Berkeley Juneteenth
When: June 18, 2017, Sunday, 11:20-11:50am (Sistahs performance time)
Where: Adeline at Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA
Free 11am - 7pm

EOP Graduation
When: June 3, 2017, 10AM
Where: California State University, East Bay

Sistahs of the Drum events for March, 2017

Mama Africa!
When: March 18, 2017, Saturday, 7:30pm-11:00pm
Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center 
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Mama Africa! featuring Mabiba Baegne with Nikki Campbell; Adwoa Kudoto and Sena Kugbega; Afia Walking Tree and Ouida Lewis; and Sistahs of the Drum

Sistahs of the Drum backstage at Mama Africa! concert. Photo Vaschelle André

Photo: Vaschelle André
Photo: Vaschelle André

Sistahs of the Drum events for February, 2017

UCSF Black Caucus Gala
When: February 25, 2017, 7pm
Where: St. Francis Westin Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Sistahs of the Drum events for June, 2016

EOP Graduation
When: June 4, 2016, Saturday, 10:00am
Where: California State University East Bay,
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542

WhenJune 4, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm
WhereSan Mateo Central Park 
50 East 5th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Free Event

Sistahs of the Drum events for April, 2016

UCSC Women of Color Cluster
When: April 23, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am
Where: UC Santa Cruz, GSC: Above Quarry Plaza

Sisters of the Drum events for February, 2016

Birthing Justice Book Launch
When: February 24, 2016, Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
Free, Register through:

The Birthing Justice anthology shares deeply moving stories by black women about giving birth and childbirth activism. The editors and contributors trace the origins of birth injustice to the first medical experiments carried out on enslaved women, they unpack the hidden history of the granny midwives who birthed the majority of childrenwhite and blackin post-Emancipation South, and they explore the rise and impact of the medical industrial complex. Along the way, they share transformative testimonies of struggle, activism and healing. This book will transform forever the way you think about childbirth!

Join co-editors Alicia D. Bonaparte and Julia Chinyere Oparah, guest readers from Black Women Birthing Justice and special guests Sistahs of the Drum for an evening of celebration and inspiration. Hosted by powerhouse reproductive justice advocate Shanelle Matthews.

Sistahs of the Drum events for April, 2015

Women Drummer's International presents:
"A Benefit Concert for Mabiba Baegne"
When: April 19, 2015, Sunday, 7pm
Where: La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door

Sistahs of the Drum events for March, 2015

Transformative Visions
Art Show*Spoken Word*Jazz Concert
A OneLife Institute production
When: March 21, 2015, Saturday, 2pm - 5pm
Where: Impact Hub, 2323 Oakland, CA
Free Event

Sistahs of the Drum events for February, 2015

Black History Celebration
When: February 26, 2015, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Willard Elementary School, Berkeley, CA

Sistahs of the Drum events for January, 2015

Eastbay Meditation Center Benefit with Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn
When: January 15, 2015, Thursday, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA

Martin Luther King Oratorical
When: January 19, 2015, Monday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Where: San Leandro Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA