Cynthia Lane

Cynthia Lane, aka Laen, co-produces this event with Cathy Coon. She also lives on Savanna Moon. She will share her love and knowledge of the land during the Prairie Walking Meditation. Laen has worked for over 25 years as a Conservation Ecologist and Botanist and is thrilled to welcome others to beautiful Snake Point Savanna.

​Laen has studied Afro-Cuban, West African and Brazilian rhythms for several decades with Celso Maldonado, Carlos Delgado, Wallace Hill and Lillian Friedberg Banks. She drummed for Patrician Brown and Morris Johnson African dance classes and performances in Minneapolis. She founded the Womyn's Dancing Congas who performed at the Walker Art Center, Women Take Back the Night marches, May Day parade and numerous other benefits and events in the Twin Cities. 
Laen is thrilled to introduce women to drumming and loves to create an atmosphere that fuels a passion for drumming. She honors the cultures that created these amazing rhythms by sharing with students the techniques and approaches that her teachers shared with her. 

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