Call of The Drum: International Drum Summit at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Listen, thump and dance to the symphony of beats that’ll move your feet come July 25-26, 2015, when Call of The Drum: International Drum Summit arrives at the Charles H. Wright Museum for the first time!

Families searching for things to do in Detroit can head to this two-day outdoor musical event, which will have live, traditional drumming performances featuring the diverse cultures that compile metro Detroit. And soak up the sounds of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Japan, the Caribbean and more. Latin-jazz percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett and Afro Horn return to Detroit to headline Saturday, and Grammy- and Emmy-award winner Bill Summers will headline Saturday. Headliners pick up their sticks at 7 p.m.

Celebrate humanity’s ubiquitous cultural instrument by participating in interactive drumming circles, workshops and children’s activities – extensions of the museum’s Family Activity Series. Professional percussionists will instruct kids and adults in the basics of drumming. Participants can even make their own drums to take home! Other kid-friendly activities feature artistic and storytelling components, focusing on music-based cultural exchanges.

For two days, the music won’t stop. Come out and reconnect with one of humankind’s most universal sounds during this weekend of cross-cultural entertainment.

The event runs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, and is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the Call of the Drum: International Drum Summit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and find even more things to do in Detroit for kids and families in the Metro Parent calendar.

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