“Beyond the Beat”- New Drum Exhibit at MIM

Musical Instrument Museum. Image source: Mim.org

A new exhibit opened this week at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. “Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World”  explores the evolution of drums and their use in countries around the world.  It also looks at various topics including the social status drums has played in communities. Other topics include the relationship of drums and religion and the use of drums in the military and government. More info on the exhibit can be found here. This is an interactive experience, so you can not only hear beats from across the globe, but also play some too.

Check out this short video about the exhibit featured on NBC 12 news in Phoenix.

This special exhibit runs through June 21, 2015.

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