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Spirit Drumz has worked nationally and internationally with:

  • Individuals
  • Schools (K-12)
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Organizations
  • Private Groups

Our components can be incorporated into a variety of venues, inter-generational groups and multi-ethnic environments such as:

  • Professional Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Company Retreats
  • Residential Life Team Trainings
  • Empowerment Conferences
  • Summer Youth Programs
  • In-School Instruction
  • Performances and Assemblies
  • Motivational and Keynote Speaking
  • Rites-Of-Passage Celebrations
  • Facilitated Drum Circles
  • On-Going Percussion Classes

Clients include:

Adaawe Women's Percussive Ensemble 
Artemis Institute, Sebastopol, CA 
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) 
Bank Street College of Education 
California Institute for Integral Studies 
California State University – Monterey Bay 
City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program 
Civic Engagement Project for Children and Families 
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County 
Dome Project, New York 
East Oakland Leadership Academy 
Edge of Wonder 
Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA 
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington 
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, CA 
Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York 
Hopland Women’s Festival 
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology 
International Black Women’s Conference, Oahu, Hawai’i 
International Black Writers & Artists Alliance, Oakland, CA 
Iya Onilu Drum Camp, London, U.K. 
La Familia de la Casa, San Francisco, CA 
La Pena Cultural Arts Center, Oakland, CA 
Lambeth College, London U.K. 
Lawndale High School 
Lehman College Literary Institute, New York 
Liquid Fire Productions 
Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA 
Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project, San Francisco, CA 
Lunar Rhythms Drum and Dance 
Making Waves Education Program 
Marin Services for Women 
Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival 
MoonSister’s Drum Camp, Oakland 
National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum, Los Angeles, CA 
National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA 
New College of California 
New World Co-Creators Women’s Conference, CA 
NIA Collective Gathering, Oakland, CA 
Ocean Song Goddess Festival, Santa Rosa, CA 
Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville, CA 
  • Amesti Elementary School 
  • Salsipuedes Elementary School 
    Purple Moon Dance Project, San Francisco, CA 
    St. Mary’s College 
    St. Odelia School, Los Angeles, CA 
    San Francisco Gay Pride 
    San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, Santa Cruz, CA 
  • San Lorenzo Valley High School, Diversity Program, 
  • Quetzal Alternative School 
  • Tierra Pacifica Charter Elementary School, Santa Cruz
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    Santa Cruz County Unified School District, CA 
  • Gault Elementary School, Santa Cruz 
  • Main Street After School Program, Santa Cruz, CA 
  • Spring Hill Elementary School, Santa Cruz, CA 
    Santa Cruz Ethnic Arts Network 
    Santa Cruz Pacific Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA 
    Sonoma County's Health and Harmony Fair, Santa Rosa, CA 
    Teen Women’s Day Conference, Santa Cruz, CA 
    The Door (Alternative High School), New York 
    ULOAH Sistafest, Los Angeles, CA 
    University of California at San Francisco 
    University of California at Santa Barbara 
    University of California at Santa Cruz 
    Vassar College, New York 
    William James Youth Association, Santa Cruz, CA 
    The Women’s Spirituality Forum 
    Worldbeat Cultural Arts Center, San Diego, CA 
    Youthbuild U.S.A., Brownsville, New York 
    Z. Budapest & the Goddess 3000 Festival 

  • Participant Voices

    The following are participant comments from Walking Tree's FunDRUMentals workshops over the last year from Southern and Northern California.

    • Her style is refreshing. Afia makes the language of the drum accessible and educational, something I can use right there, right now. I always feel like I come away with a better understanding of drum history, language, while having mega fun.

    • She breaks it all down, the relationship between drumming history, enslavement of africans in the west and contemporary drumming.

    • Afia offers tools that build foundation and allows me tap into my drum voice within while I cultivate new pathways towards personal freedom.

    • Walking Tree provided a safe space for me to remember my ancestral lineage, be strong in the present, and the courage to embrace my future.

    • Her teaching meets the requirmement of the 21st century and assist students to come into their voice within and KNOW their drum.

    • She allows for liberation and emancipation using my own drumz.

    • She da bomb! She makes me feel like a powerful woman drummer!

    • I love that Walking Tree's classes are inviting, safe and offer comprehensive drum studies whether you are new to the drum or an eternal student.

    • Classes promise to challenge and inspire you where you are.

    • I am amazed at how much I learned.
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