Drumming: Community, Entertainment and Prayer


Episode 1: Drums as Building Community
Drumming is important to all the cultures of the Caribbean. Throughout the 700 island nations, departments and territories that make up the Caribbean basin, drumming helps create communities. Drumming has been used for communication, entertainment and for prayer. The program on drumming uses these three areas. Guests for this program includes the following:

(Photo courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA)
Amber Fetner
Amber is the music director of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, who founded a drum circle to create a community. For more information about the Music Ministry at UUFA, please visit http://uuathensga.org/spiritual-arts/music-ministry/.

Episode 2: Drums for Entertainment

(Photo courtesy of Kane Stanley’s personal website)
Kane Stanley
Kane is an Athens-based drummer and musician, who plays in a variety of Athens’ bands and went to Haiti to learn about Haitian drumming. To learn more about Kane, please visit http://drummer.kanestanley.com.

Episode 3: Building Drums

(Photo courtesy of Ryan Wendel’s personal website)
Ryan “Manito” Wendel
Ryan creates drums by combining the science of sound with the art of sustainability. For more information about Ryan and his work, please visit http://www.manitopercussion.com/about-manito/.

Episode 4: Spiritual Drums

(Photo courtesy of Constant Contact)
Christy Gray

Christy is an elder in an Athens, Georgia spiritual group, who uses drumming as prayer.