Morwen Two Feathers
August 1, 1956 — July 17, 2018
Teacher, drummer, artist, co-founder of Earth Drum CouncIl. Morwen helped create spaces for women as drummers. She and her husband Jimi Two Feathers helped to run and facilitate Drum and Dance Saturday, an event that happens about once a month for drummers and dancers.
Morwen and Jimi together, along with others, created many aspects of the all night fire circles around the country.
She and Jimi helped create and facilitate Council Process. This was a way to allow people or groups to be able to listen and resolve issues with each other.
Morwen, a strong dun dun player, was the anchor for the Drumbodhi, Kakadodo, and Critical Mass drum group for over 25 years.
Morwen was a strong woman, with strong opinions and high standards for thought and action. She also was a beautiful spirit, which shined through her smile. She has left her mark on many lives, and will shine on through our memories.
WELCOME TO EARTH DRUM COUNCIL
The contemporary drumming movement is an integral part of a new culture, an emerging new paradigm that melds the ancient understanding of the interconnection of all things with a scientific worldview. And drumming is the soundtrack of the new story of Gaia, the story that tells of how humans may heal our relationship with our Home on Earth.
In many places, people are coming together in circle around the fire, to drum and dance and connect with each other and the Earth. Across all boundaries of religion and race, age and station, the people gather in rhythm to commune with Gaia. Each circle is unique, a living rhythmic being with its own life cycle. Yet each such gathering of pulsing drummers and swirling dancers has the same potential to transform the participants and bring them to that ecstatic place where the particular dissolves into the universal and the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. When that potential is realized, each fully embodied person shines with beauty, and the location of the circle becomes irrelevant because everyone is simply Here Now. This place is perhaps the most profound Home of all.
Rhythm is the Universal Heartbeat
Feel the Pulse
Celebrate Your Spirit and the Dance of Life
The Fire Beckons, the Circle Calls
Let Us Join Together
One Heart, One Spirit, One Family
A short rhythmic excerpt from Yenvalou as played by Drumbodhi