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Founded by Ndigo Washington, The Healing Drum Collective (HDC) is an effort to teach women and girls of color ages 12 and up the basic techniques to play drums. The goal of HDC is to create a network of women drummers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, across the states, and internationally. HDC has been invited to offer libations and drums at conferences, political demonstrations, social and cultural events, and spiritual ceremonies. HDC knows that women drum from a different place and thru drumming, song, and poetry, the sounds created will help “Heal the World."
Ndigo like other drummers in the group, has drummed for a number of years and participated in drumming circles and played for dance classes, or bands. The members play various percussion instruments such as djembe, congas, bongos, dunduns, bells, and shekere. Current members, pictured left-to-right include: Ellore Grossett, Michelle Archie, Adanna G. Alexander, Ndigo Washingotn and Sabrina Ellerbe (front row). Members not photographed include: Adina Malik, Nana Zakia (shekere/bells), Oyanike and Joyce Jones.
HDC has drummed and offered libations at: The Welcoming Celebration of Cuban President Diaz Canel at Riverside Church; Annual Juneteenth Celebrations by NYC Council Member Inez Barron and NYS Assembly Member Charles Barron; NYC Council Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus Annual Black History Program at City Hall; and the Girls Empowerment Day co-hosted by Council Member Jumaane Williams and Brooklyn BP Eric Adams at Borough Hall.
HDC has recently partnered with Patrice C. Ejuwa, founder of The Healing Drumming Circle to offer healing drum workshops.

The Passage: Stories from The Maafa

On August 20, 1619, the first enslaved Africans arrived at the British colony in Jamestown Virginia. Four hundred years later in the year 2019, The Passage: Stories from the Maafa will arrive at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.

Come join us in honoring all enslaved Africans who were stolen from their homes and scattered throughout the "New World." Come hear their stories of strength, courage, determination and of their sacrifices that made it possible for us to be here today.

Come be a part of the “ultimate love story.” Come experience The Passage: Stories from the Maafa. It's a journey like no other.

The Passage: Stories from the Maafa
National Black Theatre
April 19, 20, 26, 27
May 3, 4
7:00 p.m.

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