For the past 9 years we* have had the honor of performing as a solo act ("Drum Beats") for the Los Angeles Marathon.
Drumming at Mile 18 (Wilshire & Crescent Heights) for the first 3 years, then at Mile 14 for 2007, Mile
9 (Olympic & Magnolia) for the 2008, Mile 18 for 2009, Mile 19 for 2010, Mile 18 for 2011, and mile 19
for 2012 and 2013. (Note: Race day 2011 presented a tremendous challenge as the day was filled with
heavy rains. It was an obstacle but we continued drumming throughout the storm). Participating in the Los
Angeles Marathon has been a very rewarding experience. Many of those running in the Marathon train to
the pulse of the drum beats as I engage in my early morning drum sessions at Griffith Park. The run/drum combination
seems to be such a natural fit. The runners harness energy from drum beats and vice versa. The LA Marathon is
a very inspirational event and we look forward to returning once again.
*"We" refers to the spirit within, the spirit of the drum, the spirit of our ancestors, and the spirit of God.