Andrew Ecker owner of Drumming Sounds based in the Phoenix AZ is a Poet, Artist, Drum Circle facilitator and architect of Neotribal culture born in Portland Or raised in the Hawthorne district, grandson of Cresencia “Cora” Alvarez an Apache Curandrea “Herbalist and Healer” from the southwest. Andrew has continued this family tradition of transformative healing work by honoring the ancestors in the work he does with the drum. “ Its only through the intentional movement of energy that we as a neotribal people will see our world transformed to serve our awakened culture” This art of community transformation and personal healing has allowed Andrew the honor of working with many amazing nations, organizations, hospitals, festivals and businesses including The Havasupai Nation, The Hopi Nation The Tohono O’odoham Nation, The Navajo Nation, Cancer Treatment Centers of America , John C Lincoln Hospital, The Lucidity Festival, Firefly festival, Blue star Gate spiritual gathering, City of Phoenix AZ and the Veterans Association to name only a few. Andrew has been participating or facilitating the Neotribal expression of the drum circle for close to 20 years he brings wealth of knowledge from personal experience and the amazing training of his mentors The DRUM , Air Water Fire Earth ,Christine Stevens, Arthur Hull , Jim Boneau , TINY Hanna, Dr. Barry Bittman, Linda Rettinger ,And Teddy Begay .