US drum circle keeps sense of community

Ordinary people play drums and percussion weekly in public areas of Washington to maintain communal feel.

    In Washington DC, where government and politics dominate life, August is prime holiday time. But there is no rest for one weekly tradition - the city's drum circle. Many gather in public places, including parks, to play hand drums and percussion in an artful effort to maintain a sense of community in the district.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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