Grandmother Walks on Water:
Sunday, Jan 24, 2021
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Singer, Songwriter, Poet, and Cultural Educator
Mama Wapajea: Grandmother Walks on Water is a nationally recognized traditional healing song story woman, and sweat lodge water pourer. “Mama Walks On Water as many call her, is the fourth generation of Native American, African sound healing women in her family. She was taught by her Choctaw mother, “Mountain Eagle Woman,” and her Creek African grandmother to use the energy of sound to nourish the emotions, cleanse the spirit and to wake up the ancestral memory.
Walks On Water spent the first 19 years of her life singing with her siblings in her mother’s Chicago gospel choir. She then went on to become the 1st lead singer for Dr Buzzard’s Original Savanna Band, and to work for and learn from such greats as Sammy Davis Jr. and Lionel Hampton. For the past 35 years, she has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean, lecturing, performing and studying.