Sweet Water Women is comprised of Darlene, Deborah and Linda. We have come together like the rivers of the land --each of us travelling our own path, over rocks, through valleys, around bends, bubbling and flowing, until finally reaching the body of water that would contain and express us all together -- Sweet Indeed!
We are very proud and honoured to say we were all born on this beautiful part of Mother Earth that is Canada. We are four women who come from different cultures and backgrounds, and have found ourselves drawn together on this Red Road through the power of the Drum.
We have sung together over the years in traditional drumming circles in Sudbury, Ontario, where women gather weekly to share songs and teachings. These songs are sung in celebration and ceremony; to uplift and to connect with the sacred.
These original songs come to us through meditation, dreams, vision, and inspiration. We describe our music as World Aboriginal, as it has been greatly influenced by the North American Aboriginal culture, and encompasses sacred sounds you might hear in many tribal societies around the globe. Our songs are sung from the heart as prayers of respect and gratitude, and carry with them a purpose and a teaching to help others on their Earth Walk.
We express ourselves through these songs, using harmony, chants, drums, shakers, bells, bodhran, and didgeridoo -- to name a few. We believe the work of music goes beyond entertainment. We celebrate the connection and Oneness of all things, and offer this music to All of Creation for the healing of Mother Earth and All her Children.
About the Girls
Darlene is a "bird of many feathers'. Living on the road for over 15 years has given her a different sense of folk-roots, seasoned with styles ranging from European Gypsy, First Nations, to the roots of American Folk Music. She has performed at festivals, folk venues, schools, and on radio and TV from Canada to the US, and Ireland. Check out her website at www.moteldarlene.com.
Deborah started her music career in 1980, performing at Folk and Blues Festivals. She has brought her talents from the Rockies to the Yukon, and from Ontario to Thailand. Deborah's music ranges from folk, contemporary, rhythm and blues and country to aboriginal music. Whether it be a guitar, flute, shaker or drum, her music reflects a deep Spiritual connection.
Linda is one of the founding members of two drum circles in the City of Sudbury. She is also a healing facilitator, and uses her Drum to help others on their healing journey. "The power of the Drum has taken me on a wonderful and fascinating journey that I would never have dreamed possible."
About our Sweet Water CD
This Sweet Water CD is comprised of original songs received through meditation and inspiration for the purpose of sharing their messages of respect, gratitude and celebration with All of Creation.
Sweet Water Women are very honoured and grateful that Tanglefoot were able to join us on this CD. They added a wonderful new dimension to Gwando Deh and Cat's Lullaby. Miigwetch Tanglefoot for your generosity!!!
The inside cover of this CD contains the words and teachings to all the songs, so those listening can connect their Heart with the Song. The words to the songs also appear on our website.
Some of the words that have been offered by other people to describe this CD are: "spiritual, powerful, organic, meaningful, empowering, calming, ancient, transforming, communing with Nature, incredible visionary work, mystical, primal, heart music, gratifying, soulful, innocent, playful, wise, nurturing, grounding, adventurous, womanly, fecund, good vibrations, like a warm fire on a cold night, and communicates a powerful message".
Thanks so much for your interest in Sweet Water Women!!!