Mark your calendar: Getting the beat

Posted Dec. 17, 2008, at 7:50 p.m.

Drummers and drumming enthusiasts are invited to attend “The World Network of 8000 Sacred Drums,” set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Gibbs Library in Washington. The event, being staged around the world, will bring together drummers of all stripes, who will gather at the exact same time in many international locations to drum for universal peace and healing. The event is organized by Jody King (right) and Linda Andrei (left). King is a longtime drummer and drum teacher, with experi-ence in a wide range of styles, including American Indian and African. An-drei, of Cherokee descent, has performed in an American Indian drum group for many years. Similar events in Central America, Africa and Europe will take place simultaneously. Extra drums will be available in limited sup-ply, but King says people will share so everyone has a chance to be in the circle. People are invited to bring shakers and “even pots and pans to beat,” Andrei says. For information, including directions to the library, visit www.gibbslibrary.org or call 845-2663.

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