There are two “drum” events at the library this April. Photo of Robin Adnan Anders

First, join us upstairs as local musician, composer, and educator Robin Adnan Anders demonstrates drums and percussion instruments from around the world.  Robin will cover cultural rhythms from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Indian, and the Middle East.  This program, Drums & Percussion of the World, is funded in part or in whole by a grant from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Our next program covers rhythm of a different kind.  The Wind and the Drum is a novel set in the Sami region of northern Sweden and Finland.  Set in the 1670s, it tells of Tuuli, wind listener and keeper of the sacred drum.  Learning that strangers are coming who will threaten their way of life, Tuuli sets out to save her people and way of life.  This book, by local educator and author Katharine Johnson, was selected as the 2018 One Book Northland community read title.  Learn more about One Book Northland at the Duluth Public Library website.

See our online calendar of events, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call for more information about these and other events at the library.