I recently came across a YouTube video of a presentation called Do You Speak Djembe? In light of the new PD drumming class that our Nanaimo PD support group helped start earlier this month, I thought that this would be worth mentioning.
The talk was part of a one day series of TEDx talks given under the theme of Technology vs Humanity in Hollywood in September 2016. The drummer-presenter, Doug Manuel, makes a case for the importance of community in our lives and the drums ability to help bring together people into communities.
Doug’s message is interesting but, to me at least, the drum-dominated music is the reason to watch the video. Listen and you’ll find it hard not to be drawn in.