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For drum instructor Layne Redmond, the drum is more than a conveyor of rhythm--it's an instrument of healing. "The first sound we hear is our mother's blood," she says. "Drumming is the musical expression of this primal, universal power." Redmond, one of the premier frame drummers and drum historians in the world, believes that chanting, rhythmic breathing and drumming form an ancient method for synchronizing the mind and body. She has spent decades exploring percussion techniques from the Middle East, Africa, India and South America, and she brings that experience to the Triangle this weekend with workshops on frame drumming and rhythmic healing. Call 683-1236 for details.

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