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  • Stephen
    Tam Tam Montreal is the djembe drumming celebration in Mount Royal park. This all-day outdoor menagerie of drummers, dancers and more occurs every summer
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      Tam Tam Montreal is the djembe drumming celebration in Mount Royal
      park. This all-day outdoor menagerie of drummers, dancers and more
      occurs every summer Sunday - a party for all to enjoy. This video can
      be taken as entertainment, a documentary, or an exploration of the
      levels of tradtitional African drumming from the profane to the
      sublime. View at http://blip.tv/file/1306217

      The juxtaposition of the music in the main arena with that of the
      drumming for the traditional style dancers and the recorded drum
      music accompanying the closing slides and text is intentional giving
      the video audience a range of experience regarding the use, or as
      some may feel, the abuse of the djembe drum which is traditionally a
      healing instrument.

      Though not a religious service the congregation is attended by many
      of the same participants with some in attendance for over 30 years.
      From its humble beginnings of a few drumming students this event has
      surpassed its original vision of 100 drums on the mountain into a
      full blown tourist attraction complete with official municipal
      supervision rendering the activities of the fringe into the
      mainstream.

      While this 4 min. 10 sec. abridged version can be appreciated for its
      faster pacing the full the 13 min. 17 sec. edition fills out some
      historical background with amusing though truthful anecdotes in the
      scrolling text following the video filmed on Aug. 24, 2008.

      Produced by Onzou Records
      www.onzou.com.

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      Tam Tam Montréal
      http://blip.tv/file/1306217
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