The Healing Power of the Drum

The Healing Power of the Drum

by Community and Inclusion

Gatherings & Meetings Be Well

Mon, 12 Oct 2020

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Add to Calendar



In honor of Indigenous People’s Day and Latinx Heritage Month, artist Iréne "I-Shea'' Shaikly will teach us African-Caribbean drum techniques and rhythms in an interactive, high energy, and spiritual space to release, (re)connect, (re)claim, and rejoice in the presence of self and others. Don’t own a drum? Don’t worry. Use any object that can help you create rhythm! The Zoom breakout room feature will be used for small group interaction.

***Open to BIPOC students, alums, staff, and faculty. For alums, faculty, and staff, please click the green "register" button on the top of this page to register; do not log in to Embark.

Co-sponsored by The Zowie Banteah Cultural Center, Be Well, and the Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Student Association (MHACASA).

This event is not meant to be recorded. Read below for more details.

Recording Statement
This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Ysabel Garcia at Please make accommodation requests at least three days before the event date to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

Share with friends


I-SHEA   !'s profile photo


I-SHEA is an eclectic ARTist and musician aka ‘The Original Jewminican’ who comes from the source of hip hop and raised in the sauce of merengue, bolero, rumba, salsa, nyabinghi and west african rhythms.  I-SHEA has lit up the east/west coast USA, Canada, Latin America, The Caribbean, and Africa, performing at legendary venues like Daniel Sorano NationalTheatre of Dakar, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Apollo in Harlem.  She has opened up for Dead Prez, Sadat X (from Brand Nubian), and Morgan Heritage and has shared stages/performances with Howard Zinn, Rha Goddess, Rosario Dawson, Angie Martinez, Jane Fonda and Eve Einsler.  



Hosted By

Community and Inclusion | Website | View More Events
Co-hosted with: MHACASA (Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Student Association), Be Well, Community and Inclusion (OWNER), Mount Holyoke College Cultural Centers

Contact the organizers