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Walk for Hope Raises Nearly $50,000

Posted by ABC on October 1, 2014

"Saturday, Sept. 27, 530 people walked 2 miles and 120 ran a 5K under blue skies at Bunker Hills Regional Park. When they started and finished, Drumbeat a womens’ percussion ensemble,played an upbeat Latin music riff to lift their spirits after hearing heartbreaking statistics."

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Walking to Raise Awareness of Mental Health

Posted by ABC on May 16, 2012

"And during the walk – the route took participants round Cenaiko Lake – there was musical encouragement from Drumheart, an all-women drum ensemble from the The Women’s Drum Center in St. Paul."

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They've Got the Beat!

Posted by the Pioneer Press on November 3, 2011

"The drum set is the main act," Cuneo-Linsly said of the show. "Whether it's a whole piece that's all drum sets, or a flamenco dancer with a drum set, or a tap dancer with a drum set. The drum set is no longer just a timekeeper, it actually has an expression and a life of its own. Every limb on your body might be doing something different to add to the richness of sound."

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Women and Drumming

Posted by X8 DRUMS on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Besides rock or other professional stage and studio drummers, drum circle leaders like Marisa Cuneo-Linsly, who manages a non-profit organization called The Women's Drum Center in St. Paul, Minnesota are also continuing to open up the world of women drummers..."

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Center Helps Women Feel the Beat

Posted by the StarTribune on February 10, 2011

"A Twin Cities drum center supports women who are pounding out the news that drumming is not just for men. The Women's Drum Center has been marching to its own beat for nearly 22 years."

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The Women's Drum Center at the Lab

Posted by The Lab on Monday, February 7, 2011

"We are so lucky to have Marisa from The Women's Drum Center with us at The Lab. Today, Marisa facilitated a girls drumming group for our t River East students and it was a great success."

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Press Release

Melodia - Exploring the Melody of the Drum

Women’s Drum Center is excited to once again host their annual benefit concert "Melodia" on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at Sateren Auditorium from 7 to 9pm. Melodia is a concert in celebration of the melodies that are found in drumming.  The event will include a silent auction, which opens at 6:00 pm, and concert at 7:00 pm.  Press Release: Melodia Exploring the Melody of the Drum.

Rhythms for the Trees Festival - “for the Love of Trees and Drums”

This Festival is hosted by the Women’s Drum Center as part of the Million Women Drummers Gathering Minnesota Branch. It will be held on October 13th, from 1 - 6 pm, at the RAMADA BLOOMINGTON (Minneapolis Airport/Mall of America Area), 2300 East American Blvd, I-494 & 24th Ave, Bloomington, MN 55425 US

This festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Family friendly event - Cost - FREE  / donations are encouraged. Press release Rhythms for the Trees.

The Women’s Drum Center performances on the DNR stage will Highlight Drumheart, the center’s all women performing ensemble, WDC teachers, participants and also include drummers from the Million Women Drummers Gathering - Mn. Group.  The music will feature pieces from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and the U.S.A.   The Women’s Drum Center’s mission is to provide opportunities for women and girls to learn, teach and play percussion together and to energize the community with our music.  For more information about the Women’s Drum Center go to

Million Women's Drummers Gathering - MN, has a goal to help provide for the future of drums by providing for the future of trees.   The vision is -  “Sustain trees to sustain drums and all wooden instruments” .  Ubaka Hill, a nationally known female drummer, had the vision to involve drummers in the global actions to sustain trees.   She states that ”for so many reasons, it is time to join forces with other environmental and world health organizations in their work to provide a world that sustains trees.”

The Women’s Drum Center presents a weekend of events with nationally acclaimed drummer, performer, teacher, visual artist and recording artist, Ubaka Hill. Ubaka Hill will perform in concert at Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium, on the campus of St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Read the full press release "Concert Rhythms for the Trees".

"The Women’s Drum Center is proud to announce that on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at Saint Catherine University’s Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium from 7 to 9 PM they will be hosting an all female drum set concert.

Read the full press release Press Release - “She’s Got the Beat” An All Women’s Drum Set Concert

“’Drum Unity' embodies the spirit of excitement we all feel around drumming and the impact it has on a community,” said Marisa Cuneo-Linsly, Women’s Drum Center manager.

Read the full press release Drum Unity: Music Born Out of Community Press Release

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