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Gathering of the Drums : indigenous drum festival
July 29, 2017
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
would like to invite you to be part of a multi-cultural celebration of indigenous drumming
The Gathering of the Drums:
Indigenous Drum Festival
JULY 29th, 2017, 1-7pm
1201 Pine Ave Niagara Falls NY 14301
* Free and open to the public
The event, created by Allan Jamieson Sr, and inspired by the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation project,
is a day long festival that invites all people to experience the power of music to bring us together.
Currently on the schedule for the day is
Native American Big Drum …..Franklin McNaughton
Water Drum ….Carl Jamison
African American Cultural Center: Sengalese Drums
Bodhrán & Highland Drum: Monte Jones Celtic Drummer
Strong Water Women ( Zhoonge Niibii Kwe ) Indigenous Women’s Drum Group
Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Guinea, West Africa
Cyro Baptista….Brazilian Percussion
All Drum Multicultural Jam Drum Circle
Strong Water Women Drum Group
Butterfly Song, Performed by the Strong Water Women ( Zhoonge Niibii Kwe ) Indigenous Women’s Drum Group during the Native Voices Exhibit ” Water is Life ” at the NACC. Thank you to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This event is free to the public and is presented by NETO & the NACC
This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of Niagara region. It features performances of world dance and drumming traditions such as:
West African Percussion
Tibetan Song and Dance
Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and Market Tents.
In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education.