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World Music Festivals

Muruga Booker

Drums Around the World 
August 27, 2005 - August 28, 2005

12th Anniversary Drums Around The World Festival Commemorates Indigenous People
Indian Plaza
Amherst Massachusetts


Drums Around the World is an annual simultaneous world wide drumming day. The purpose is to Honor the traditions of the drum, celebrate its power to unify humanity.  In 1994, the innaugural event, over 2100 drummers showed up at the main event (facilitated by Baba Olatunji, Hamza El Din, Arthur Hull, John Bergamo, Jim Greiner, Muruga Booker, and Native Drummers) creating the worlds largest drum circle. This will also be broadcast world-wide via satellite (complements of CNN). This year for the 12th anniversary the main event will be at Indian Plaza. This is a commemoration in honor of the 12th anniversary of the United Nations year of Indigenous People, The 12th Anniversary of the birth of the White Buffalo.