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Drumming at One World Festival

James Levin, founder of Ingenuity Festival, is putting on a One World Festival in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens along Martin Luther King Dr. on August 25th from noon to dark. There will be several drumming performance groups performing throughout the day, and James has asked if we are also willing to participate. He has requested upwards of thirty drummers. To try and honor his request, I am asking the you please reply with a yes or no so we can get a reasonable head count to share with James. We are being asked if we want to play together in the evening from 7:30p.m. to dark (about 8:30).  Where we will be drumming is in a field located behind the Latvian garden, which is near an access road to Ansel. There is an address for the Latvian Cultural Garden that is directly on the signage. The address is 1030 Marin Luther King Dr. We will be able to park on the access Road to Ansel, which runs alongside the meadow.

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    Paul, I said that non-attendance was lame. And it was. That is not a general reflection on the group. Any time that 17 people say they are going to show up and only 4 actually make the attempt, that event will receive a "lame" description in my book. I think the group would be better served expending energy encouraging people to keep their commitments than trying to squash opinions.

    August 30, 2013

  • Ivy

    I was at the One World Fest, and that was a big park! Lots of walking envolved. Maybe it was just me but I didnt see much parking near most of the gardens down that street. I saw where the Latvian Garden was and it was quite a distance from any parked cars that I saw, a lot of folks were taking a shuttle back to the garage or thier cars. I wondered how convenient it was going to be to get larger drums to the garden. I didnt stay because it was a long day and wanted to leave earlier, but also I didnt think too many drummers would come to this event to drum....and good thing I listened to my intuition.

    August 29, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Since I kind of started this thread I feel obligated to enter the conversation. I know drumming is good for my soul and when I get a chance to drum I try to take it. But I'm not a musician (yes, I admit I am a want to be musician) so being 1 of only 4 people none with the skill to lead the group was embarrassing. Even though this is a volunteer group, if you are a leader and say you are going to attend people like me depend on that. On a more positive note, as usual it was great at Edgewater and to be honest I was over my embarrassment by the time I got home on Sunday.

    August 28, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Adam and Sundance. Adam I met you because I did represent our group in the festival. The group made no commitment to The One World Festival. The information presented to me from the One World committee about parking and getting there was sparse and confusing. Complicating matters was that I did not address the request by James with the group sooner, so I take responsibility for the communication of matters with the drum circle group. That being said, this is a volunteer group with a focus on our long standing Sunday gig and some other events that we post. We are about community, inclusiveness, acceptance, and positive energy. I ask that you not post comments about how 'lame' the group is. I mean what's the point? Either you want to be a part of the group or you don't because we're 'lame'. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it is not necessary to post it here, so please don't. There are other drum circles you can check out. I appreciate your consideration. Thank You.

    1 · August 27, 2013


    I agree with Adam; that excuse of no parking was a pretty lame one. King Man and I went to the event and found lots of parking available.

    August 27, 2013

  • Wally G.

    Many drummers at Edgewater were ready to go to this event at 6-6:30 pm and then we were told, access and parking were not very accommodating for moving drums, seats and equipment. Also, parking could be a 1/4 mile away or more. Many of us decided just to stay and drum at Edgewater Park, which, by the way was awesome! Thank you drummers and dancers!!!!!

    August 26, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Only 3 people showed up until 8.

    August 25, 2013

  • theodore n.

    Someone call Marceau!

    August 19, 2013

  • Melanie

    When will you know if this is definite? Is there a deadline for attaining enough drummers?

    August 19, 2013

  • Wally G.

    We can do this after our regular EW DC

    August 14, 2013

  • Pat

    I am out of town. But if I get back in time I will be there.

    August 14, 2013

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