LANEY GOODMAN~ BIO
Laney Goodman — visionary drummer, ceremonialist, vocalist, and nationally syndicated radio host — leads ceremonial drum circles “Drumming in the Four Directions” with a Mother Drum. Her Cherokee heritage from the Great Smoky Mountains blends with German, English and Scot/Irish ancestry to bridge time and tradition in ceremonies of community and tribe.
Laney has studied with native elders, the late Grandmother Twyla Nitsch of the Seneca Wolf clan and the late Grandfather Sun Bear of the Objibwe. And with African- American drum masters Edwina Lee Tyler and Ubaka Hill, as well as African drum master the late Baba Olatunji.
She has taught and led ceremonies at ALisa Starkweather’s “Daughters of the Earth” and the “Belly Womb” Conference. She has produced and performed in Shawna Carol’s “Goddess Chant” at the Goddess Conference in Glastonbury , England. And led sacred sites tours to Avalon in the UK and to Serpent Mound, Ohio.
Laney has presented and led ceremonies all through New England, the East Coast and Canada…Drum Circle Faciliators’ Conference with Arthur Hull at Myrtle Beach, SC. The Interfaith Round tabel with Don Allen in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Ontario’s Womyn’s drum Camp and with Jason Cohen and SWID- Sacred World Interdependance Festival.
She has also work with Z Budapest and StarHawk and was a holder and ceremonialist at Ubaka Hill’s “One Million Women Drummers’ Gathering” in the Catskill Mountains.
She currently works with Tatiana Bear and co creates “The Divine Heart”- Women’s sacred song circle. Alisa Wright Tanny and co creates “Goddess Loves- Journey into the Wheels of Light”- a feminine empowerment and chakra activation circle. She co creates with Katrina Coravos- “Wisdom Fire” a gathering of Elders, Mothers and Maidens. And co creates with Katja Esser- “Deeper Roots~ Feeding Our Ancestors”
And is the creator and holder of “The Dance for All Beings”- a women’s shamanic journey into the wild within. As we give voice to the voiceless for all our relations. With co- holders and ceremonialists: Hawklyn aka Lynn Martin and her wild red tailed hawk, Lady Z, Cherese Mathews, Mother Turtle, Suzette Pena, Mariza Dovis, Autumn Sun and Alisa Wright Tanny.
For bookings contact her at : firstname.lastname@example.org