When the Drummers Were Women

A Spiritual History of Rhythm

Author: Layne Redmond

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781635617887

Category: History

Page: 242

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Renowned drummer Layne Redmond presents a comprehensive, empowering narrative history of women, the sacred drum, and the Divine Feminine, ranging from pre-Christian goddess worship to female drumming and spirituality in the modern era. Complete with a thorough bibliography and lavishly illustrated with over 200 photos & drawings

Women Drummers

A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810888351

Category: Music

Page: 316

View: 9204


In 1942, drummer Viola Smith sent shock waves through the jazz world by claiming in Down Beat magazine that “hep girls” could sit in on any jam session and hold their own. In Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country, Angela Smith takes Viola at her word, offering a comprehensive look at the world of professional drumming and the women who had the courage and chops to break the barriers of this all-too-male field. Combining archival research with personal interviews of more than fifty female drummers representing more than eight decades in music history, Smith paints a vivid picture of their struggles to overcome discrimination—not only as professional musicians but in other parts of their lives. Women Drummers outlines the evolution of female drumming from pre-biblical times when women held important leadership roles to their silencing by the church during the Middle Ages to spearheading the fight for women’s rights in the modern era. The stories and personal accounts of female drummers who bucked tradition and societal norms are told against the backdrop of the times in which they performed and the genres they represented, from rock and jazz to blues and country. Although women have proven time and time again that they can more than hold their own against their male counterparts, female drummers not only remain a minority, but their contributions have been obscured by the traditional chauvinistic attitudes in the music business and gender stereotypes that surround the drum itself as a “male” instrument. Women Drummers takes a major step forward in undoing this misconception by acknowledging the talent, contribution, and growing power of women drummers in today’s music environment.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 4021


For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 1

Author: Christina Pratt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404211407

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3978


Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.

Death, Sleep & the Traveler: Novel

Author: John Hawkes

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811222594

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 1337


Death, Sleep & The Traveler is about a middle-aged Dutchman, his dissolving marriage, his involvement in two sexual triangles, his obsession with the murder he is accused of having committed on a pleasure cruise. The author of seven full-length novels, several plays, and numerous short fictions, John Hawkes over the course of two and a half decades has won international acclaim. Death, Sleep & The Traveler is about a middle-aged Dutchman, his dissolving marriage, his involvement in two sexual triangles, his obsession with the murder he is accused of having committed on a pleasure cruise. “It is an exceptionally concise and beautiful work,” writes the novelist-critic Jonathan Baumbach, “delicate, erotic, dreamlike—in all, a luminous novel by the richest prose stylist in American letters since Faulkner.”

Healing Power Beyond Medicine

Author: Carol A. Wilson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947553

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

View: 1001


Successful healing has been wished and hoped for - until now. Dr Carol A Wilson offers a new biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective on disease illness health and healing. In an approach to healing that includes the removal of eight common barriers to healing and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Healing Power Beyond Medicine inspires and provides tools that produce efficacious and positive outcomes.

After the Cleanse


Author: Russell Four Eagles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450074506

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 5965


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Over a Century of Moving to the Drum

Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Indian Reservation

Author: Johnny Arlee

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780917298578

Category: History

Page: 92

View: 1527


For over a hundred years, the Arlee Fourth of July Celebration, or Powwow, on the Flathead Indian Reservation has brought people together to honor the traditions of the Salish. Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Indian Reservation, by Salish teacher and spiritual advisor Johnny Arlee, offers a tribute to this longstanding event. Lavishly illustrated with pen and ink sketches of powwow scenes and photographs of powwows in the 1940s, the main narrative is based on interviews Arlee conducted with Salish elders in the 1970s. Excerpts of the interviews--and interviews with modern powwow participants--round out the volume.

The Comanches

Lords of the South Plains

Author: Ernest Wallace,E. Adamson Hoebel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150203

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5663


The fierce bands of Comanche Indians, on the testimony of their contemporaries, both red and white, numbered some of the most splendid horsemen the world has ever produced. Often the terror of other tribes, who, on finding a Comanche footprint in the Western plains country, would turn and go in the other direction, they were indeed the Lords of the South Plains. For more than a century and a half, since they had first moved into the Southwest from the north, the Comanches raided and pillaged and repelled all efforts to encroach on their hunting grounds. They decimated the pueblo of Pecos, within thirty miles of Santa Fé. The Spanish frontier settlements of New Mexico were happy enough to let the raiding Comanches pass without hindrance to carry their terrorizing forays into Old Mexico, a thousand miles down to Durango. The Comanches fought the Texans, made off with their cattle, burned their homes, and effectively made their own lands unsafe for the white settlers. They fought and defeated at one time or another the Utes, Pawnees, Osages, Tonkawas, Apaches, and Navahos. These were "The People," the spartans of the prairies, the once mighty force of Comanches, a surprising number of whom survive today. More than twenty-five hundred live in the midst of an alien culture which as grown up around them. This book is the story of that tribe—the great traditions of the warfare, life, and institutions of another century that are today vivid memories among its elders. Despite their prolonged resistance, the Comanches, too, had to "come in." On a sultry summer day in June 1875, a small band of starving tribesmen straggled in to Fort Sill, near the Wichita Mountains in what is now the southwestern part of the state of Oklahoma. There they surrendered to the military authorities. So ended the reign of the Comanches on the southwestern frontier. Their horses had been captured and destroyed; the buffalo were gone; most of their tipis had been burned. They had held out to the end, but the time had now come for them to submit to the United States government demands.

The Civil War

Author: Karen Taschek

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127340

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 65

View: 7553


A look at the clothing and styles on both sides of the Civil War.