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Maracot Drummers in Flickr!

Originally posted by Beth Kanter for the 2006 NCDD Conference…

Here’s a quick flickr set!

Some words spoken by the drum leader …

Drumming is an ancient form of communication.

The style is called “Maracot” and a northeastern cousin of Samba music.

Songs are songs to the gods.

The first song was to the god of crossroads who comes to guide you down a path. He’s a trickster, appears in different forms. The second song was a tribute to the African Goddess of Love! Share the love!

A energetic beginning to the conference! No more coffee needed!

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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