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Monday, September 13, 2004

Mother Earth Beat Drum Circle Continues Series October 1

SALISBURY, MD---The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum. Even today, many tribes hold regular drum circles, representing Earth in shape and mankind’s communion with nature and God with the beat.

The women’s Native American powwow drum Mother Earth Beat continues that tradition during Salisbury University’s Celebration of Native American Peoples Cultural Series 7-10 p.m. Friday, October 1, in Red Square. Local Cherokee dancers John and Treajen Moore of Berlin also participate.

Established in 1997, Mother Earth Beat is based in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Today it consists of 10 members and eight associate members who honor their ancestors by keeping traditions alive and promoting healing toward nature and people.

While women’s drums are not traditional among Native American cultures, Mother Earth Beat strives to keep the history of the drum alive in the 21st century. The group is part of the Eastern Woodlands Drum and teaches and promote the songs of the eastern people.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events, the performance is free and the public is invited to view and participate. Rain location is Holloway Hall Auditorium For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at

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