Sunday, December 12, 2004

from Eepy Post

Tam-Tam Jam, held every summer Sunday in Montréal. It starts small, with just one or two people banging congas at the foot of the statue of Georges-Étienne Cartier, at the park's western edge. Before long they're joined by dozens and dozens of drummers - congas, bongos, snares, tambourines and whistles in rhythms Brazilian or African - performing for the crowd lounging on the hillside. More than that, they're performing for themselves, a wordless spectacle that's eclectic and electric, a little hippy-dippy and very worldly, and a worthy emblem for this city that straddles two cultures and welcomes many more

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