November 2011
New York;11/7/2011, Vol. 44 Issue 36, p11
The article discusses the historical uses of African drumming, and its adoption by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. It states that in 1959 Columbia Records sold 5 million copies of "Drums of Passion," a recording of Nigerian Babatunde Olatunji's drum work. Since then, it reports that drum circles, a group of drummers working in tandem, have been used in protest movements throughout the U.S., including the OWS. A list of other percussion instruments is presented.


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