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About Sweet Water Women

Sweet Water Women is comprised of Darlene, Linda and Deborah. We have come together like the rivers of the land. Each has traveled her own path; over rocks, through valleys, around bends, bubbling and flowing, until finally reaching the body of water that would contain and express us all together --Sweet indeed! Sweet Water Women believe "...the work of music goes beyond entertainment."

Sweet Water Women each come from different cultures and backgrounds, and have developed our own distinct style of singing. The Drum is at the centre of our music, but we also express ourselves through harmony, chants, shakers, bells, didgeridoo, bodhran, flute, or just about anything that will make sound. We send our songs out as sacred prayers of gratitude and respect to All of Creation.

Sweet Water Women have sung together over the years in traditional drumming Circles in the Greater City of Sudbury, Ontario, where women gather weekly to share songs and teachings. These songs are shared at pow wows, hospitals, wakes, weddings, festivals, celebrations and ceremonies. Some of the venues we have performed at are the Sky Dome Pow-Wow (Canadian Aboriginal Festival), Mariposa Festival, CBC Radio One -- Routes Montreal -- Live, Blue Skies Festival....

Sweet Water Women, besides singing, performing and creating music, indulge in the many gifts of Mother Earth.... "We celebrate life every day. We try and spend as much time outdoors, by the water, or in the bush as we can -- this is where we get a lot of our inspiration. Community is very important to us. We enjoy traveling to festivals as much as we love playing right here in our home city of Sudbury, Ontario. The North is a beautiful place to live, with its abundant wildlife, rivers, lakes and bush country." Each of the Women have their own interests, whether it be bead work, traveling, drumming, or just sitting around a camp fire singing from their strong spirited hearts.

About the Girls

Darlene is a 'bird of many feathers'.  Living on the road since 1990 has given Darlene a different sense of folk-roots, seasoned with styles ranging from European Gypsy, First Nations to the roots of American Folk Music.  She has performed at festivals, folk venues, schools, and on radio and TV from Canada to the US, and Ireland.  Check out her website at www.moteldarlene.com.

Deborah started her music career in 1980, performing at Folk and Blues Festivals.  She has brought her talents from the Rockies to the Yukon, and from Ontario to Thailand, and into the school system.  Deborah's music ranges from folk, contemporary, rhythm and blues and country to aboriginal music.  Whether it be a guitar, flute, shaker or drum, her music reflects a deep Spiritual connection.

Linda is one of the founding members of two drum circles in the City of Sudbury.  The Drum, the Songs, and the Red Road have called to her very strongly, taking her into the school system, as well as the Native Program of the local correctional institution. Linda is also a healing facilitator, and uses Shamanic techniques to helps others on their healing journey.

Blue Skies Music Festival 2006
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stop by and visit Darlene at http://www.moteldarlene.com

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