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Grandmothers of the Drum: Edwina Lee Tyler Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Grandmother's of the Drum

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I know that that there is a level of drumming to which master drummers aspire.  That deep inner level of drumming that can heal or kill with a touch.  Few will talk about it.  One of mine slipped once and spoke of the energy that travels through the head into the bowels and opens the third eye so one can see the lines that run the body.   The Spirit of Music mounts the Horse, takes over the hands and drums one’s body.  Broken meridians are rebuilt, tone by tone, slap by slap.  Healing occurs.  They covet the knowledge that heals.  They covet What Edwina Tyler does naturally; by default.  “Drumming in Jesus”, she calls it; that tapping of the womb’s secrets that allows the medicine to pass and manifest. 

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Sonsonet: A Dance for Female Circumcision

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

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A contemporary choreography  of Sonsornet presented for the song.  More traditional arrangement below.

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Adopt a Clitoris: Medical Care for Circumcised Women

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

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Here is a way to help women in Africa who have experienced female mutilation.  The surgical technique can restore full functioning of the clitoris.  Amazing what modern science can do!

Documentary on Female Circumcision in Sierra Leone

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

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Women Dance and Sing with Matimbo Drums

 Women in Africa have their own drums.   There is not a lot of information available on all the various drums for women, so we are excited abut this clip.   Here the women of the Baga People of Guinea sing and dance with the Matimbo; a drum akin to the dounnouns.   I don’t know.  Look like they kickin’ up some egun to me!
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