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Drumbeats for Peace April 2009

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Comment by Tony Nuspl on March 7, 2011 at 5:29pm

It looks to me like this is a tradition that started in March 2002, when it was part of something called RiverJam. See this webpage http://www.swot.org/riverjam/riverJam.htm [last accessed March 2011]:


"Spoken Word of Tulsa worked w/ the Tulsa Peace Fellowship, Living Arts, and MANY drumming & dance groups to bring together another wonderful event, “Drumbeats for Peace”. We expected between 30-40 people at this event, and were pleasantly surprised when the venue informed us that they logged 120-140 in attendance. The attendance and enjoyment of this event, again, superceded all expectations.

What brought such a positive reaction was the coming together of young and old, Hispanic, Asian, Native, African-American, Middle Eastern -- people celebrating their culture, and finding a common ground."


Also see this webpage, about the March 2003 Drumbeats for Peace event, held at Living Arts, at its old location. http://www.swot.org/old/drumbeats_peace.htm


And this short entry, about the March 2005 "Drumbeats for Peace" event, again at LivingArts old location:

Drumbeats for Peace: Take a S.T.A.N.D! Someone Take Action Now: Darfur!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Living Arts, 308 S Kenosha, downtown Tulsa

After months of silence, drumming is back at the Living Arts Space and making some noise to kick off the Genocide Intervention Fund’s (GIF) Hundred Days of Action Campaign to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The campaign begins April 6 and runs through July 14. It was during these 100 days in 1994 that 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered as the world stood by and watched. Fast forward eleven years later, the world is still standing by and watching as the human destruction and suffering in Darfur reaches almost incomprehensible dimensions. So far, more than 335,000 people have been killed and over 2,000,000 made refugees. $5.00 admission benefiting the Genocide Intervention Fund.



In 2006, there was a brief mention of "Drumbeats for Peace" in the TulsaWorld

Drummers organize relief benefit

Josh Massad and Michael Back will lead a diverse group of drummers in an event to help displaced families and villagers from Sudan with essentials such as water and medicine. Drumbeats for Peace will be at Liggett Studios, 314 S. Kenosha St. Tulsa. Admission is $5 and the events is sponsored by Living Arts of Tulsa and the Tulsa Peace Fellowship.

Massad will teach participants a song he learned from the Pigeons de Sable group, a family of drummers who fled genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Donations will also be accepted.

see this PDF file: http://www.pendletonff.com/pdf/20060323%20tulsa%20world.pdf


Comment by Tony Nuspl on March 7, 2011 at 5:25pm

Also see this short vid from Drumbeats for Peace, April 2010, held at LivingArts, in the Brady Arts District, Tulsa.


Comment by Tony Nuspl on February 6, 2010 at 6:44pm
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