Monday, May 05, 2008

The Drum And African Culture




I wanted to give a shout out to the drummers who greeted Dr. Maya Angelou at her reception last night in the celebration of her 80th birthday.

While my wife wanted me to take a picture of the celebrities walking down the red carpet I was more inclined to take a picture of the stars that are in my mind - these young people who were expressing their talents. I am not into celebrity worship. These kids are far more worthy.

In one dance routine from a local dance company two drummers (not from the group pictured) created all of the music to which the dancers performed to. With 4 drums and a cow bell they were able to create an enchanting audio backdrop to the creative dancing that was taking place on the stage.

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