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.

Rhythm Sistas Monthly Drum Circle



Hey everybody,

Angela here. Just wanted to share about the Rhythm Sistas drum and dance circle this past Saturday (June 20). About 40 women gathered in Mosswood park in Oakland, CA in sisterhood and harmony. We turned the place out!

Mar and Sandy are on the organizing committee. Rosetta came to jam and I came to document through photos (and tap a few beats in between shots). This circle has really taken off. It is serving women of color (and our children) by giving us an opportunity to be in community, learn, participate and/or facilitate drum techniques and rhythms, shake our groove thang or just sit in the circle and soak up the love.

Since the circle was in a public park this last Saturday, many bystanders were treated to wafting rhythmic sound waves. A few sat on the grass for at least an hour or more.

Just another way we are able to touch the community at large through the drum.

Look out for the next circle (every 3rd Saturday from 1-4).