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Last Updated: November 02, 2012


Upcoming Events!

Drum and Dance Saturday
Third Saturdays, September through April

2012-2013 dates: September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 

  January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20
 
7:30 - 11 pm
at the Concord Masonic Temple
58 Monument Square, Concord MA
 

Please scroll down for links to articles and our mission statement.

 

Fun Stuff to Read:

  • Interviews with various EDC personalities and friends:
  •     Jimi Two Feathers
        Rev. Bonnie Devlin
        Morwen Two Feathers
       Marilyn Middleton
        Jeff Lowe
        Bill Thorpe (otherwise known as Billy Bardo)
    All interviews conducted by Universal Heartbeat students
    Syllabus: Universal Heartbeat: World Culture and Community Drumming. Taught at the Tufts University Experimental College by Morwen Two Feathers between 1996 and 2000  
     

    Click here for info about Mending the Sacred Hoop: A Gathering of the Five Colors, which happened in October, 2000



    Rhythm is the Universal Heartbeat

    Feel the Pulse

    Celebrate your Spirit and the Dance of Life

    The Fire beckons, the Circle calls

    Let us join together

    One Heart, One Spirit, One Family

     

    Earth Drum Council (EDC) was founded in 1990 to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to experience the universal heartbeat of the drum.

    Earth Drum Council

    Organizes workshops and events featuring drum and dance teachers of many diverse traditions (West African, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Celtic, and more)

    Teaches rhythm workshops and classes designed to help people access their innate rhythmic competence and make music together

    For 18 years, sponsored an ongoing open community drum and dance event once a month in Cambridge, Mass. (see Calendar for details). Drum and Dance started again in Concord, MA in February, 2011.

    The work of Earth Drum Council focuses on drumming as a tool for community-building, cultural awareness, and personal growth. Drumming and dance have played similar roles in cultures all over the world: celebration, communication, marking rites of passage, invoking religious ecstasy, and healing. We strive to create a space where many different drumming and dance traditions can be experienced, respecting the integrity of each culture while acknowledging that all are related in the human heartbeat. In that acknowledgment is the seed of a new culture, one that honors all regardless of race or sex, integrating mind, body, heart, and spirit.

    EDC was founded by Jimi and Morwen Two Feathers. Jimi Two Feathers is a skilled facilitator and teacher who has been drumming and dancing for over thirty five years. Morwen Two Feathers is a musician, teacher, writer, and consultant who has been dancing for over thirty years and drumming for more than twenty. Together they started Earth Drum Council to bring people together to drum and dance in community.

     

    Earth Drum Council may be reached by calling us at (978) 371-2502.
    Our mailing address is: Earth Drum Council, PO Box 1284, Concord MA 01742 USA.
    Please send us your comments! 

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    EDC logo by John Ward.

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