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Cultural Encounters Presents a Celebration of Earth Day and Warhol Live: the de Young goes Green with Common Ground magazine

An estimated 200 people came out to Jeni Swerdlow’s Drummm Circle at the Pizzoni Murals room at S.F.’s de Young Museum on April 13th. A celebration of Earth Day and the Andy Warhol exhibit, the museum was vibrating to the beat of the drums as toddlers to seniors joined together in joyous rhythm.

People poured into the room when they heard the music, not expecting to become part of the event until they were shown the drums upon entering. At least half of the participants said they had never touched a drum before, but their smiles and applause showed that they were enjoying the experience nonetheless.

Jeni was joined by guest musicians Mahsa Modarres and Carrie Staller, as well as fellow drum circle facilitators Mikael Khei (Norway) and Kathy Quain (Oakland, CA). Belly dancer Andrea Aranda shared her shimmy with the drum circle as people played along.

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