Earth Drum Council was founded in 1990, creating opportunities for people to drum and dance in community. The work of Earth Drum Council focuses on drumming as a tool for community-building, cultural awareness, and personal growth. Drumming and dance have played similar roles in cultures all over the world: celebration, communication, marking rites of passage, invoking religious ecstasy, and healing. We strive to create a space where many different drumming and dance traditions can be experienced, respecting the integrity of each culture while acknowledging that all are related in the human heartbeat. In that acknowledgment is the seed of a new culture, one that honors all regardless of race or sex, integrating mind, body, heart, and spirit.