Rhythms of Africa reverberate as the lobby turns coffee-house
featuring the poetry and drumming of sister duo, Dot and Dee of N-CHAT's Drummetry. Grab a drink, sit and talk about the show, meet someone new, and enjoy the moving sounds of the drum.
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Dr. Dorothy Adamson Holley, aka, Drum Dr. Dot, is a Developmental Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who integrates psychology and spirituality in clinical practice. As a private practitioner, she specializes in working with clients who have not responded well to traditional treatment. Dr. Holley also facilitates clinical/healing workshops. Dr. Holley has shared her clinical expertise with practitioners across many clinical settings. Her passion for African culture and its continuity in the United States led to an enthusiastic study of African dance and drum, and she has performed locally, nationally, and internationally. She is the co-founder of Nyame Nti Cultural Healing Arts Therapy, Inc. (N-CHAT), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that integrates the fields of mental health and the arts to promote healing. Dr. Holley is a grant recipient of Maryland Public Television’s Campaign for Love and Forgiveness (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), a 2012 recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Folk Arts Outreach Grant, and the recipient of the 2007 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Dr. Holley is the creator of Drumetry™, an art form that integrates two of her passions, drumming and poetry. Her first Drumetry CD, Medicinal Music on a Mission, was released in June of 2016, and her next CD, Drumetry Unleashed is scheduled for release in 2019. Dr. Holley is also a proud member of the Baltimore-based band, Roses n Rust.
Deirdre Osiomwan is a Registered Nurse who has over 30 years of experience in health care. Deirdre has a passion for helping people to reach their fullest potential, and she believes that this is best accomplished through the development of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Deirdre has studied praise dance, African dance, and African drum. In addition to local teaching and performances, she has traveled nationally and internationally, performing and sharing her artistic gifts with others. Deirdre also facilitates clinical/healing workshops. She is the co-founder of Nyame Nti Cultural Healing Arts Therapy, Inc. (N-CHAT), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that integrates the fields of mental health and the arts to promote healing. She currently teaches African dance, drum, and other art forms to disadvantaged youth and other populations. Deirdre is a grant recipient of Maryland Public Television’s Campaign for Love and Forgiveness (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010) and a recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Folk Arts Outreach Grant, 2012.