D’Drum: Village Beside TimeJuly 28, 2011
D’Drum is a five member percussion group from Dallas, Texas. Featured in an Emmy award winning PBS short film that documents their travels and observations as related to World Percussion, the group has performed and recorded extensively.
On the island of Bali there is a village named Petulu. At dusk each day the sky begins to flutter, beautiful white V formations, thousands of white Herons flying in from all over the island, ruffling and maneuvering into their favorite nesting place. In 1967, a temple was dedicated to the memory of the 50,000 lives lost in the recent bloody civil war. During the week of the dedication, flocks of elegant white birds began to arrive, more and more, until thousands of winged souls would roost together over the villagers at sunset, then fly away at dawn, a spectacle that continues to this day. With the belief that the birds are the embodiment of loved ones who were lost, Petulu breathes in and out with each arrival and departure, knowing that life is never ending, in a Village Beside Time.