Eagle Spirit is a traditional Native American singing and drumming group that has been performing throughout Northern California at pow-wows, festivals, ceremonies and special gatherings. Their repertoire consists of various pow-wow dance songs including grass and jingle dance as well as prayer and honoring songs. A family-oriented group, Eagle Spirit's songs seek to honor Mother Earth and to connect with Spirit. They do not so much seek to "perform" these songs, but to pray with communities they sing and drum for, honoring the four directions and the gifts of Great Spirit.
Drum-keeper Mark Owens (Choctaw & Sac-n-Fox) was recently honored by KQED as an American Indian Heritage Local Hero. As the Program Director for the Marin Abused Women's Services Men's Violence Program, Mark teaches men and women to use certain tools to cultivate safe, healthy and loving environments. Mr. Owens is faithfully trying to introduce this program to American-Indian reservations nationwide. He also brings his culture to people outside of his community through his Native-American drum group, Eagle Spirit and the Medicine Warrior Dancers, and through singing, storytelling, public speaking and meditations. Mr. Owens lives in Sebastapol with his loving wife, two wonderful children, a fabulous Australian Shepherd dog, Omar, 4 dairy goats and a few chickens and a huntress cat, Maggie Underfoot.
The drum is the heartbeat of the Earth. Eagle Spirit's the drumming and singing weaves it's way thru the deep conciousness of all faiths, resonating in our collective DNA with the power of peace. We hope you will connect with Mother Earth and to your own voice of peace by listening to these ancient songs. All my relations.
Venues & Performances Include:
Returning Freedom & Power to the People, Sonoma 2004
Oregon Country Faire, Eugene, Oregon, 1998-2004
Health & Harmony, Sanat Rosa, 2003
Benbow Summer Art & Music Festival, Benbow, CA 2003
Techno-Tribal Community Dance, Santa Rosa 2002
May Day Festival, Fairfax, CA, 1998-2002
How-Weird Street Spring Equinox Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2002
Love & Justice RAWA Benefit, Sebastopol CA, 2002
Groove Garden, 2001-2002
Earthdance Festival, 2001, Guerneville, CA
Return to the Source, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
Fusion Festival, Angel's Camp, CA, 2001
Thanksgiving Celebration Sweet's Ballroom, Oakland, CA 2001
House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA 2001
Dragonfly Festival, Sebastopol, CA, 2001