This November is International Drum Month so pick up your Tabla’s, sticks and even your pots and pans. Drumming is the most basic and primitive music form that reverberates through every living creature and element. Although my parents continually chewed me out for beating on the kitchen table and kicking bass lines into its wooden legs I have continued to make drumming a part of my life and you should do the same whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional.
There are many celebrations taking place this month in a city near you so be on the look-out for your local drumming event or be radically driven and get a drum circle together. More details on International Drumming Month can be found HERE.
‘Everyone is a Drummer’, is the theme of this month’s celebration and no statement about music could be more true. I had the opportunity to interview one of the finest drummers alive today, who has performed with Herbie Hancock and the Trey Anastasio Band, Cyro Baptista. If you want to hear the insights of one of the finest and humble musicians around and get a down to earth perspective on drumming and the common man then pop over to PhreshWater.com and check out the interview HERE.
Is percussion alive? Absolutely! Drumming happens when you least expect it: notice the rhythms of the subway on your next ride or the sound of leaves falling onto your street this fall. Percussion happens everywhere, all the time, and even with the beat of your own heart. Drumming crosses all barriers of gender, age, musical genre, race, and religion: it’s yet another common thread that exists in this wonderful and elusive universe.
Pick it up, hit it, and enjoy International Drum Month…….
S. Remington – Editor
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