Tuesday, July 29, 2008
City of People: The Marching Band Drummers
Texts and pictures by ©Eki Qushay Akhwan, all righst reserved.
Without discountng the roles of others, drummers are probably the most important part of a marching band. They provide beats and rhythm for the whole troops and regulate thier march. However, no groups of people can march on their own without cooperating with others, no matter how important they are. In this, a marching band can be a metaphor of life: parts can only be meaningful when they are put in a context, work hand in hand, and support one another. Only then can harmony be achieved and progress made. I hope these young drummers teach us something we so often forget.
Eki Qushay Akhwan