The hand drummer for Medicine for the People, Hope has been playing percussion for almost twenty years. Her first teacher was Babatunde Olatunje, and she has studied with master drummers in West Africa, Peru and Brazil. She is honored to use indigenous instruments on a modern stage.
In 2011, Back to the Mother was Hope's first solo album, assisted by a variety of very talented friends, check it :
"This album is a journey of women’s vocal chants and spoken word woven together with deep rhythms to create a powerful and sensual journey. It is great during yoga, massage, meditation, dance, or relaxation- and will be enjoyed by anyone whose intention is to connect with the earth, their root source of energy and spirit through music!"
Collaborators : Michelle Chandler, Sara Tone, Lilla D'Mone, Sister Water, Moorea Masa, Summer Fawn Moselle, Morgan Bolander, Noelani Waters, & Aliina Champion