Sistahs of the Drum is a group composed of graceful and artistic women of African descent living in the Bay Area. The group upholds its traditions and heritage through the performance of traditional rhythms of West Africa including Ghana, Guinea, and the Congo. "It is a welcoming enriched journey to be engulfed and to be reborn by the culturally African rooted healing ancestral sound vibrations. Being a member of Sistahs of the Drum is like being in a community with the spirit of the drums uniting them as a collective force full of love and support. With every beat, thanks and homage is given to their ancestors with each rhythm reflecting their meditation, their healing, their joy. The drumming manifests healing, transformation, and empowerment through the primal beat that is within us all. Current members include Mar Stevens, Sandy Mills, Cynthia Sharon, Shawn Nealy, Salina Gray, LaTonya Carmical, Charlene Gumbs, & Rashida Mckinzie.