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About the Rhythm Workers Union
- The MotherDrumShip-
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The MotherDrumShip with Marcus Sims on the Djuns.

 - The MotherDrumShip(MDS) is an incredible moving rhythm ship that holds up to 5 drums and also has attachments for bells, granite blocks and smaller drums. The MDS is the creation of Marcus Sim's artistic and pragmatic vision. The MDS was built up from the bottom portion of an antique baby carriage found in a dumpster. A four foot tower was attached, and a pulling mechanism was created out of a pair of used crutches. Holes on the sides of the tower hold bells, and rigged up to the back of the tower with bungee chrods are three Djuns(Large African Drums).
Later on Marcus added the "Yoni", made from a fallen Mulberry tree that was split in half. Mulberry trees tend to be curvy, so the two ends create an oval shape when attached. The Yoni is a magnificient and beautiful element that is the only part of the ship that serves mostly an artistic element. For the Rhythm Workers, the Yoni represents the ship's spirit of all-encompasing peace and harmony. In addition, branches from the tree are bolted to either side of the tower (like arms), and attached to the arms are the smaller drums and granite blocks.
The MDS also holds a flag high in the air with our name on it: Rhythm Workers Union: Jamming for Justice, along with our signature graphic - a drum with the Earth encased in its belly. The Earth is represented upside-down to encourage thinking out of the box, because the Earth really has no up or down. This hand drawn graphic is also represented on the front of our T-shirts. On the back is a very important phrase from a song Marcus wrote called "Stand Up". The phrase is: "The Earth is Alive, and she is NOT for Sale".

The MDS also holds a flag high in the air that reads Rhythm Workers Union: Jamming for Justice, along with displaying our signature graphic a drum with the Earth encased in its belly. The Earth is represented upside-down to encourage thinking out of the box, as the Earth really has no up or down.. The banner/flag was hand painted by our own Rhythm Worker and artist Becky Cagle and the symbol, was thoughtfully designed and hand drawn by Rhythm Workers Henry Moses and Kristen Arant, and then transformed into a beautiful graphic for T-shirts and flyers, by Becky Cagle. The front of the T-shirts is our RWU symbol and on the back is a very important phrase from a rhythm worker original song called Stand Up. The phrase is: The Earth is ALIVE, and she is not for sale.
Rhythm Workers then painted the MDS in bright, beautiful colors, designs, and words symbolizing peace, rhythm and justice.

Rhythm Workers painted the MDS in bright, beautiful colors, designs, and words symbolizing peace, rhythm and justice.

 

 

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