I couldn’t help myself. I was back into drumming (or at least listening to the drums) yesterday.
This photo is one of at least ten drums at the Intertribal Pow-wow held at the Colorado State University Equine Center in Fort Collins, Colorado on Mother’s Day. The women standing with their backs to the cameras are singers.
I didn’t get many clear pictures of the dancers in action. I was playing with the zoom on my camera and messed up the settings big time. Couldn’t resist putting this one in though. This little guy was moving fast, shaking his feathers and moving his feet as though he’d been dancing for years. I couldn’t move that fast if I tried.
There are two film clips of host drummers, one group from South Dakota and the other from Oklahoma, at the NCIPA Powwow 2010 website.
What does this have to do with writing? Nothing. It has to do with taking the day off from anything remotely connected to writing, which is what I did.