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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:31
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If the residents of Tierpoort thought they “heard the sound of distant drums” at 10 in the morning of
1 March, they were not imagining it.


Andries Bruyns performing with his didgeridoo

It was the seniors group of Tierpoort, circling around the drumming boma at Klitsgras Drumming on plot 62, Leribisi Road.


Ritva Marshall, in front, Steph Attree and Mariet van Niekerk in the background, admiring the hand-made Jembes

On their invite the seniors were warned “that exposure to drumming may cause sudden outbursts of joy, happiness, energy, creativity, awareness and spontaneous healing”.


Seniors concentrate to pick up the rhythm

Nevertheless, 50 people turned up to be welcomed by hosts Andries Bruyns and his mother Lienka. Andries and his team, Daniel and Atsu of Ghana, took the lead in the drum circle with various techniques and rhythms.


From left to right: Callie and Heleen Lemmer, Marietjie Pieterse, Renita and Hannes Malherbe

Everybody participated in full spirit, creating a wonderful sound. The team also gave a performance of their own talents with the drums and didgeridoo.

The tables were decorated with an African theme. The food, prepared and mostly donated by the committee, suited the occasion: Sparkling berry drinks, chicken schnitzel burgers with salads and fruit salad with homemade custard.

 

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