Month: November 2005

The Offbeats play Cornwall

The Offbeats play CornwallEach year, the day after Thanksgiving, the town of Cornwall, Connecticut holds a “talent” or variety show in a church to raise money for their library. My percussion group, The Offbeats was one of many acts. I’ll post pictures of the other acts in the next few days. Here we are playing our opening samba piece.

The Offbeats play CornwallEvelyn on surdo, Teresa on djembe, Nora on djembe, Susan on tamborim.

The Offbeats play CornwallNora on djembe, Susan on tamborim, Eileen on djembe, Linda on pandeiro, Diane on wooden djembe and Ron on djembe.

The Offbeats play CornwallLinda on panderio, Diane on wooden djembe, Ron on djembe, Pat on tumbano, Dave on djembe and the edge of my surdo on the right.

The Offbeats play CornwallPat on tumbano, Dave on djembe, Richard (me) on surdo.

We played two more songs after the samba, a Middle Eastern mix we call “chaka” and an African mix that Dave made up we call “Dave’s djoli jive.”

Pati King-Debaun

Pati King-DebaunPati King-Debaun at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Pati is one of the leaders in the field of assistive technology. She writes software, books, and curricula and presents, teaches and does workshops the world over.