Lady of the Serpent Skirt
LADY OF THE SERPENT SKIRT is the first recording collaboration for Barbara and Sheilah and Cloud 9 Music's first release. Together, Borden and Glover explore the interface between spacious electronic music, acoustic timbres and world beat drum stylings. Their creative process---that of allowing the music to come through them in it's own time and form---is equally as important to them as the completed compositions that ultimately emerge. Barbara Borden has been drumming since age ten---a passion that has taken her along many musical avenues: performing, recording, collaborating with artists, dancers, authors, storytellers, actors, poets and healers; member of the band Alive! (8 years---four albums); composer (CD's include Beauty in the Beat, All Hearts Beating; with Sheilah Glover---Lady of the Serpent Skirt, Portraits of Passion); solo performer---most recently in her 'percussion play,' She Dares to Drum; drumming peace---1994 performing in refugee camps and peace concerts in the former Yugoslavia, peace actions and demonstrations in the U.S. Ms. Borden is active in the educational and healing aspects of drumming, facilitating drum circles and councils, workshops/clinics, retreats, private and group sessions and mentoring programs. Borden has been awarded numerous educational and artistic grants. She has developed her own healing arts practice for groups and individuals combining the use of drumming, chanting, toning and various percussive sounds. In 2001, Borden was initiated in Zimbawe by African healer, Mandaza. Currently, David L. Brown, filmmaker (Best known for the films Surfing for Life & Emmy Award-winning film The Bridge So Far), is making a documentary about Barbara's life and music entitled, Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey Into The Heart of Drumming. The film underscores Borden's dedication to encouraging joy, vitality, understanding and celebration through drumming and music. SHEILAH GLOVER is most renowned for her involvement in the award-winning vocal trio Nicholas, Glover and Wray---three distinct voices and personalities that blend into a harmonious and vibrant ensemble. In their thirty years together, NGW received many local awards, produced their own albums and toured extensively. Sheilah's other musical interests have taken her into collaborations in theatre, film and performance. She has also scored soundtracks to several award-winning documentary videos and theatre pieces. Glover holds an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Arts from Mills College. She has studied and applied sound therapy and healing to her work as a musician and vocal coach. Sheilah's latest work is a one-woman show focusing the the enneagram system of personality typing called "Is Ennybody Home?