Drums Across America - Documenting The U.S. Hand Drumming Community
This is a very cool looking documentary on a film maker traveling around the country making a film about his drumming experiences.
This film will document the Hand Drumming community and the personal stories connected to drumming. The story will show the personal joy and the wide spread benefits of hand drumming.
Covering the gambit of different styles and approaches and new medical and spiritual work, stories from across America will emerge. It is interwoven with cut away dramatic scenes depicting the legends of rhythm in our past.
Audiences who have not drummed will after viewing this film seek out a drum circle and those who have already found the joy of drumming will be reaffirmed at seeing peers from around the country.
Further use of the film will be used for education and would be available to Public Broadcast stations and other groups for viewing.
Touring for filming is scheduled for the summer of 2011 and release of the film in some time in 2012.
Peddling across America in a Motor home, drums in hand, no place will be to small to stop and drum. Music festivals, Drum circles and community events are happening everywhere. Following the rhythm we will film the events as they unfold.
Here's the preview. I love the rhythm!