Tuesday, July 29, 2008

City of People: The Marching Band Drummers

the marching band drummers 2

27 JULI 2008 CANON A510 321

THE 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

10 comments:

Virginia said...

Eki,
As always great photos but your commentary is always exactly what needs to be said. You are such a gifted writer.

zebetchet said...

terimakasih kembali atas komennya pak. Mau sih diperbesar, sesudah dapet format layout yang cocok (yg skrg blom kerasa sreg ^_^).
Btw, saya tinggal&kerja di aceh, asalnya medan, tp mertua dibandung (hiks, jadi pengen jalan2 dibandung lagi :-(. Salam foto pak

Hilda said...

I so envy your description of the preparations for you independence day and the fact that your young people are so involved. Filipinos can be very patriotic, but our government (current and in the recent past) has made it very, very difficult.

Rambling Woods said...

I agree that you are a gifted write Eki..You should put together a book with your blog posts.

I read your post earlier in the day and was thinking about it. I called my mother and was talking about family etc. Made me think again!

Murphy_jay said...

Beautiful pictures. Like you said, we often forget we are part of a big picture. In contrary we think the world revolves around us.

Layrayski said...

I like the third photo. Cool.

babooshka said...

The images are again so fantastic. Wonderful composition. Your words thought were sublime, and yes I think they can teach us so much.

Livio said...

Hi Eki, I back to my holiday now and I found your kind comments. I think your people images fantastic. I love them

Hilda said...

Hi, Eki, I'm back to answer your question.

First, about our independence day: I wrote about it already in my other blog so I hope you don't mind if I just point you there. Don't worry, they're very short posts. :D 110 years of independence and The silliest holiday ever.

But more than the day itself, I really meant that it has become very difficult to be proud of being a Filipino because of our government — the corruption here is horrific. From senators and congressmen with their discretionary funds, all the way down to the clerk who won't even begin processing your papers unless you drop 'something' in their desk drawer. If you're really interested, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has some very interesting reports, the latest of which is about the renovation of the senate building, where a fire hydrant that normally costs 4,000 pesos is costing Philippine taxpayers 10,000 each. =(

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