Raramujer on Worldwide Drum Day

Raramujer drumming on the Worldwide Drum Ceremony (Photo by Joel ‘rageone’ Garcia)

“Elders in Maluku and the council of elders in West Papua have taken the initiative to organize a global appeal with a world wide drum ceremony of Indigenous peoples throughout the world on September 13, 2010, to urge for the (further) endorsement and speedy implementation of the DRIP (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). At the same time a drum ceremony will be held to sound our Indigenous People’s voice.”

How it works:
“From your place your people/organization draft a memorandum on your people’s situation and send it on September 13th 2010 to your Government with the urgent appeal for the (further) endorsement and speedy implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Simultaneously on September 13, 2010, from your own ancestral ground you organize a drum ceremony (or any other traditional instrument (like the sea shell) expressing the sound of Indigenous Peoples voices.

Make a picture or a video of this event and please send it to us (mu@nusaalifuru.org) with your people’s name so we can add it to the registration list of this global appeal and world wide drum ceremony.”

I received this call, went out to drum in my community of East Los Angeles and sent the above photo in.

Here’s some video call outs with more information on the Worldwide Drum Ceremonyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coHbiwtyZI&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvH0fIIwmxU