The Tribal Pulse of GrandMother Drum
Immerse yourself in the primordial sound of the large seven-foot, crystal-inlaid GrandMother Drum, the voice of the Universal Heart.
After opening our hearts and mesmerizing us on her first CD, Journey of the Heart, White Eagle takes us on an even deeper soul journey with the phenomenal healing power of the GrandMother Drum. White Eagle’s voice has a primordial and transcendental quality, penetrating to the very heart and soul of our tribal connection to the earth.
White Eagle Medicine Woman (Suraj Holzwarth) is the DrumKeeper of the International GrandMother Drum Peace Project and is an internationally known singer, songwriter and performance artist of Seneca and European descent. Her CDs include Journey of the Heart and Songlines of the Soul. White Eagle received the vision of the GrandMother Drum from indigenous grandmothers as the living beating symbol of the Universal Heart that connects all races and cultures of the human family. White Eagle built the GrandMother Drum in 2000 with the assistance of the Alaska multicultural community. The drum took over a year to construct and has 200 crystals inlaid in its seven- foot kettle base. It is covered by a giant buffalo hide. The drum produces an incomparable sound that not only stirs the soul but also is said to have tremendous healing effect on the body.
White Eagle definitely moves to the beat of her own drum and her charisma and life inspires others to live their dreams. Recently completing her fourth “Ring of Fire” World Tour, White Eagle’s dynamic performances are well known for transforming the hearts of all involved, leading audiences in unified action on global issues of world peace, racial reconciliation, environmental stewardship and earth sustainability.
"I started to vibrate all over, it was like creation, like before the creation, like the announcement of something very important to happen, like WAKE UP, WAKE UP, like grand opera, like everything powerful at once. I loved it. Great what you are doing, your voice is so beautiful." - Ingrid, Hawaii
White Eagle is also the director and co-producer of the newly released documentary film GrandMother Drum: Awakening the Global Heart. She is also the founder and director of The Whirling Rainbow Foundation and the Rainbow Fire Dream Institute in Palmer, Alaska.
“Concertgoers are shaken to the core by GrandMother Drum's soulful thunder, her universal power in undeniable.” -Heather Resz, Anchorage Chronicle
“I would like to give a big THANKYOU for organizing and bringing the Grandmother Drum to the Central Coast (of Australia). It was a truly a blessed and amazing experience, one that my daughter and I wont forget in a very long time. I noticed that it had a profound positive effect on my daughter as she was suffering from a chronic ear infection and walked away from that experience pain free. We both had a truly great time!”- Helen, Central Coast, Australia
Track 9: The Traveling Song won in the Inspirational Category in the 2003 Alaska Public Radio's Song of the Year Contest.