Each 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.
Evelyn on surdo, Teresa on djembe, Nora on djembe, Susan on tamborim.
Nora on djembe, Susan on tamborim, Eileen on djembe, Linda on pandeiro, Diane on wooden djembe and Ron on djembe.
Linda on panderio, Diane on wooden djembe, Ron on djembe, Pat on tumbano, Dave on djembe and the edge of my surdo on the right.
Pat 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 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.
Dan Herlihy at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Dan is an assistive technology consultant and trainer who’s well known the world over.
While in LA I went back and took some more shots of the princess plant in Santa Monica, California. It is a small tree in a large pot with branches and curled leaves and the weirdest flowers I’ve seen in a long time.
Thanks to Eric for identifying it it for me. Flickr rocks!
Pam Darling’s peppers from her garden near Kansas City. If they’re as good as her bread and butter pickles we’re in for a treat.
Brian Friedlander at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Brian is a psychologist and assistive technology expert and was recently named Apple Educator of the Year.
Dan Herlihy is whetting his whistle behind Brian.
Check out this paper sculpture by Peter Callesen. Fantastic stuff.
This is the first part of a series on The Kitty and her ball.