4th Annual Rhythms for the Trees Festival

An event that connects us with trees through drums, performances, education and participation.


Hosted by the Womenʼs Drum Center

as part of the Million Women Drummers gathering initiative

“For the Love of Trees and Drums”

Ubaka Hill quote “join forces with other environmental and world health organizations to provide a world that sustains trees. Trees provide us with what we love “drums” and the music drums and other wood instruments make.” Our intention is to create a mindful model for a sustainable future for drums, wooden musical instruments and the music they provide through providing a sustainable future for TREES.


Family friendly event - Free parking

Date: October 16, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Where: Minnesota Arboretum Shelter A
Cost - FREE

Free admission and parking at the Arboretum - just say you are going to the Womenʼs Drum Center Rhythms of the Trees Festival
($5 donations are welcomed for the Festival event)

Come... wander... through this world of trees and drums and take in:  drum workshops, drum circles, special time to visit your sacred tree on the Arboretum grounds and performances by WDC groups, Taikollaborative and other local drum and music groups.

Make the connection: Whether it is an initial connection, a reconnection or an ongoing connection with trees, nature, and the environment.

Come and learn how to be a part of a local and global initiative. Bring a song, poem or reading to share.

Rhythms of the Trees Festival Performance and Activity schedule:

Visit your sacred tree sometime throughout the event by moving around the arboretum. 


1:00 Women Who Groove
1:40 Drum Circle with Jo Klein
2:00 Taikollaborative
2:40 Drum Circle with Joan Stovall
3:00 Drum heart
3:40 Drum Circle with Alyse Emanuel
4:00 West African Drumming Workshop with Dan



Contact Us

(651) 206-7617

Women's Drum Center
2242 University Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114, USA


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