RhythmMuse is an all Women’s drum ensemble located in California’s Bay Area. Being born in the Bay, RhythmMuse reflects the rich culture of its environment and embodies various musical genres like samba (insert genres) and (inset genres) from Brazil, and popular rhythms like 6/8 and volusodom from West African. RhythmMuse is unique in that we fuse these traditional sounds with the contemporary beats of hip-hop, funk, and R&B. RhythmMuse’s matches its joyful, vibrant, and powerful sound with gigantic and majestic movements and choreography.
RhythmMuse ensemble was created to demonstrate how women are dynamic, artistic, powerful, and fierce. The drum has been an instrument that has historically been forbidden for women. Drumming provides a voice, to women, a way to make noise, and express ourselves on a rhythmic, spiritual and political level. Movement, Art, and music is a vital tool of expression and a way for communities to heal.
Striving for artistic mastery is at the heart of Rhythm Muse’s mission. In a time when women are not seen typically as leaders, we want to create a collective of emerging masters to show our community and the larger world that women hold knowledge, and have great capacity to be leaders and to use art as a way to express love and healing and power.