Elizabeth W. Morris, PhD

Planning for Sustainable Communities
Berkeley, California

  • Ashkenaz/San Pablo Avenue Peace Wall at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Café, Organized community tile art project for West Berkeley, with Stacy deCarion (Import Tile), under direction of Carolyna Marks, World Wall for Peace. Dedicated in 1998 to David Nadel, founder of Ashkenaz.

  • Hand drumming and percussion for dances, parades, rallies, and rituals.
    Styles: Afro-cuban, samba, contra music, middle-eastern inspired.
    Instruments: conga, ashiko, tamborine, tar, bell, whatever.
    Teachers: Mika Scott, Layne Redmond, Arthur Hull, Vida Bateau (her teacher was Carolyn Brandy), and Brother Ah.

  • Performances and participations include:

    • Returning to the Mother of Us All, concert by Jennifer Berezon at the Scottish Rite Temple, Oakland, CA. (accompanied solo dumbek artist, Mary Ellen Donald)
    • Canyon Contra Dances, Canyon, CA. (with the Chez Westline Band).
    • Stone Soup 1999, Willetts, CA (Chez Westline)
    • Wedding, Mt. Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA. 1999 (with Layne Redmond & ensemble)
    • Save KPFA rallies, Berkeley, CA. 1999
    • Berkeley Earth Day Eco-Motion Parade (with Mika Scott & ensemble)
    • Hike for the Cure, Mt. Tam (with Jeannette Diaz & ensemble)
    • Run for the Cure, San Francisco, (with Jeannette Diaz)
    • Anna Halpern's Planetary Dance, Easter Sunrise, Mt. Tam, CA
    • Burning Man, Black Rock Desert
    • Berkeley Farmer's Market (with Mika Scott & ensemble)
    • Livermore Labs Peace Vigil, Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day, Livermore, CA (with Diane Solomon & ensemble)
    • DanceJam, Berkeley, CA and TranceJam, San Francisco & El Cerrito (with Mika Scott & ensemble)

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