Drumming Up Interest in Culture

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AUSTIN, MN — An event in Austin this afternoon was all about drumming up interest for students in different cultures around the world.

Students from grades one through eight took part in the “Rhythm Roots Workshop.”

It introduces different cultures and different instruments to students from around the world.

Event leaders tell us music is one of the best ways to introduce students to those different cultures and ideas.

“Cultures and different cultural traditions and ideas and dispositions,” Ethnic Percussionist Mick LaBriola said. “You know to share these differences and have it be something positive.”

The event followed with a brief concert by the students.

It also features a performance by an African quartet “Karibuni” in the Peace Garden at 6:30.

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