I am the intersection of music, movement and imagination turning my body into a human drum to preserve the customs and traditions of percussive dance forms created by people of color in America. I titled this ongoing work in progress, The Human Drum, simply because that what I am, a percussive instrument that incorporates movement to entertain. After years of training, traveling and learning percussive dance styles, The Human Drum is the sum total of my life experiences expressing spiritual emotion that I’m unable to express verbally. A mega mash up of rhythms from Brazil, America, South Africa fused with audience participation inspired by comedians, tap dancers and the conductors of Jazz Bands in the 1920s, The Human Drum is an improvisational rhythmic roller coaster, breaking the fourth wall, turning any audience into my personal orchestra.
For me, The Human Drum is my personal expression of emotion, while pay homage to the artist who have inspired me, allowing my ancestors to move me and celebrate the life of my mother.