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Catch Us at Lunar Faire as Dave & Cheryl & EarthMovers Drum Collective perform at all the Full & New Moons.

Listen for the drums and join the drum circle.

There are limited chairs & drums, so bring your own if you can. Drum circle, beginners drum basics, performances & jam session.

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Tuesday October 25
Wednesday November 23
Friday December 23

*2-Camp Sacajawea, Sparta
*3-Jungle Habitat, West Milford, NJ 

Sunday October 9   *5
Tuesday November 8
Wednesday December 7

*1-Sussex County Fairgrounds
*4-Bordentown Area     
*5 Atlantic City


Touch Mother Earth Non-profit joins Antinanco in this powerful experience.

The day will be dedicated to honoring our Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island as original stewards of the lands on which we now live.
On Sat, October 15th We Welcome You To Join Us For:
1pm – Hoskie & Nesbah Walk Of Honor
Brooklyn Bridge Entrance, Brooklyn, NY
We will walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back) in memory of Missing, Murdered and Stolen Native American children and youth who lost their lives prematurely. We will meet at 1pm at the corner of Washington St and Front St in Brooklyn, NY where we will commence our walk.
​​2pm – Indigenous Ceremony with Songs and Prayers
Brooklyn Bridge Park Lawn, Brooklyn, NY
7pm – Drum and Sharing Circle, Potluck
at Antinanco home base, Holmdel, NJ
​To RSVP and with questions:
Donations to support the Indigenous Peoples and Land Event can be sent to:
Paypal: By check: Antinanco, 46 Seven Oaks Cir, Holmdel, NJ 07733
About Antinanco and Turtle Island United:
Our Walk and Ceremony Last Year:

Expert West African drummer Intermediate Drum Class & Circle with Kofi Donkor

and EarthMovers Drum Collective at Johnson Park

Kofi Donkor comes from Otumi, Western, Ghana. He brings his lifelong passion for the drum. He has performed around the world and is part of the African drum and dance troupe Sankofa.


We will start with an intermediate-level class, take a food and social break, and follow with an open drum circle.

Kofi Donkor is an internationally recognized artist and master cultural educator who is most known for his performances and teaching in African Drumming and Dance. For many decades, he has focused on building communities through the arts – teaching students of every age about the authentic histories and cultural celebrations which are still observed to this day. A native of Ghana, Africa, Kofi learned drumming at the knee of his grandfather, a master drummer, as well as learning traditional dances. Kofi also makes drums other traditional instruments of Ghana and teaches the arts of relief sculpture, Adinkra symbolism, mask-making, and more.

We will meet at Johnson Park OPEN GROVE. Please let us know in advance if you need to rent a drum and chair for this.

++ class is $20 at 2:30 PM and includes the open drum and dance circle that follows.

++ you can attend just the open circle at 4:30 pm for $5.

Weather permitting, bring some food for a potluck or use the barbeque pit there for some smores?

Join us for an outdoor drum and dance, hoop, and picnic. We meet at Johnson Park off Johnson Park Drive, Piscataway, NJ.


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Build A Drum Workshop  SOLD OUT!!

Have you ever wanted to build your own drum? Now you can at the Touch Mother Earth. Location will be at Ile Alafia House of Well-Being

830 Easton Avenue,  Somerset, NJ, 08873

+ Choose a traditional 24″ djembe or an 18″ or 24″ ashiko  in your choice of pine (standard) or cherry (upgrade),   18″ Frame Drum or  a   22″ Djundjum (18″ head) 

+ Decorate the shell by tie-dying, staining, or leaving it natural. You may also carve or wood burn or use any art tools you bring. Attach a feather or add a jewel. The options are up to you.

+ You get a pre-selected shell that you have ordered, a goatskin, the rinBuild a drum workshopgs, rope, and tie-dye or stain options.

+ Your instructor, Stan Secrest has been building drums and assisting others to build for decades and make sure the process is fun.

+ Building the drum will generally take 4-6 hours depending upon how fancy you decide. the drum will generally take 4-6 hours depending upon how fancy you decide.

+ You need to select your drum option:


It takes some work to birth a drum but it will be worth it when you get to play it!


Pearl Reich- Davina Heart at Touch Mother Earth: the Sanctuary in Middletown, NJ

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Everybody is Art -INPULSE Jerusalem cacao ceremony as we honor the hearts of every divine being having a human experience . The cacao tree is believed to have evolved in the Upper Amazon region in an area that now includes parts of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. From there it spread northward.

My name is Divina heart I am a direct descendant of the Hasidic indigenous shaman scholar The Baal Shem tov and Menachem Mendel of Riminow

I base my ceremonies on their teachings along with kaballa and the Zohar being the roots of my transmissions .

Divina Heart will be leading a cacao ceremony lead by drums and dancing .

It isn’t me It is divine working through me to serve healing blessings through the sacred heart medicine cacao blessed from Jerusalem.

Wear white to honor the garden and fruits of love connection 🤍🕊🙏👑🐬🌊🔥 I love you all Divina Heart Pearl Reich

2023 Festival TBA June 2023
#TouchMotherEarth returns with a Gathering of the Tribes. Come camp and immerse yourself in one of the various tribal villages at Camp Sacajawea in Farmingdale, NJ.  Archives of 2022.
 Imagine a camping experience where you get to camp, hang out with a tribe, learn together, share meals and talk together in one place? Your facilitators, teachers, leaders, vendors, and other tribe members are all together in the communal forest.
Drum & Dance TRIBE
Drum & Dance Tribe
It’s not just a fun experience, not just a learning experience it’s a bonding experience. Float from tribe to tribe: 
The Tribal villages are:
🥁 Drum n Dance Tribe 💃
🎸 Song Writers/Music Jam 🎵
🧘‍♂️ Mind Body Spirit Harmonics 💆
🌿 Mother Earth & Family Tribe 🌱
🌕 Sacred Moon Fire Clan 🔥
Each village will have ongoing activities over the weekend and everyone can float to any of the other villages and attend the many different workshops.
Check out the drum and song circles held around the 🔥 and on stage, dance to the live music, do yoga, meditate on a sound healing, get a massage or hike the trails!
⛺ Choose from the onsite tents already set up on platforms (each sleeps 2 – 6) or pitch your own tent in one of the villages complete with a fire circle and vendors!
We also have car camping  available.
Not a camper? No problem. Folks close by can come for the day or all weekend and go home at night. But the real immersion and magic happen by staying over for the full experience.
🍲 Food vendors 🥦 will be onsite or you can cook over the fire.
Hand-picked vendors will be set up in the villages and along the paths, so you can buy a drum, pick up some handmade soap, jewelry, tinctures, get a massage or reading, and more!

Drum For Trees

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 AT 11 AM – 5 PM
Duration: 6 hr
#DrumForTrees Circle – Drumming and Tree Planting
Drum for Trees
We are calling to all communities to join us for a targeted environmental action to plant trees on public sites, degraded lands, and sensitive watershed areas under the sound of the drum beat.
On this day, we will come together at  to plant native trees and drum and dance.  RSVP at for directions.
Please spread the word and invite your friends – #DrumForTrees
Suggested donation to support the #DrumForTrees campaign is $15. PayPal:
We will have baby paw paw and persimmon tree seedlings to give out.
Arbor Day Celebration at Graver Arboretum of Muhlenberg College
1581 Bushkill Center Rd, Bath, PA 18014

We are coming together to plant Native Food-Producing trees and Drum For Trees!
11 am – Opening, Educational Presentations
12pm – 4pm – Tree Planting, Tagging, Site Maintenance. Closing
We will conclude with a Drum For Trees drumming circle and Potluck
This event is part of the Bringing Back the American Chestnut Tree Project and Native Food Forest Restoration Project:
This event is offered in partnership with Touch Mother Earth Nonprofit, and EarthMovers Drum Collective

Next Festival June 2023

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Immerse yourself in one of the various tribal villages at Camp Sacajawea in Farmingdale, NJ


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